Independence Day in White
In this cheeky rendition of Uncle Sam Clark is having fun celebrating Independence Day at the lake with his RED, WHITE, & BEER. Did you know that the Legend of Uncle Sam dates back to the War of 1812?
During the War of 1812, a meat packet from Troy, New York is appointed the contract to supply the army with barrels of beef. The meatpacker Samuel Wilson shipped the beefy barrels stamped with “U.S.” for the United States. The soldiers, happy for the meat, began referring to the beef as “Uncle Sam’s.” A local paper ran the story, and the legend of Uncle Sam was born.
It wasn’t till later in the 1800s when the political cartoonist Thomas Nast started illustrating Uncle Sam, began popularizing the image of Uncle Sam. Nast eventually gave Sam his trademark white whiskers and stars and stripes. It just so happens that Thomas Nast also created the modern image of Santa Claus.
But it’s James Montgomery Flagg’s illustration of Uncle Sam that became the most famous of all. Flagg’s U.S. Army’s recruiting poster of Uncle Sam pointing straight at you saying “I Want You For The U.S. Army” was penned around 1916 for the First World War.
From the very beginning, Uncle Sam has been a popular representation of the American Government. Today Uncle Sam stands proud as the personification of America’s might and fight. Boldly saying, don’t mess with the U.S.
FOR THE LONGEST LIFE OF YOUR TEE FOLLOW THESE CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Machine wash cold, inside-out, gentle cycle with mild detergent and similar colors. Use non-chlorine bleach only when necessary—no fabric softeners.
- Tumble dry low or hang-dry for most extended life.
- Cool iron inside-out if necessary. Do not iron decoration.
- Do not dry clean.