A Guide to the R. L. Day Papers, 1924
At the time he was marketing this print, R. L. Day was a resident of De Leon, Texas.
Consists of one print of a pen and ink drawing. The subject is “The American Shield.” It contains the words “In God We Trust,” “Patriotism,” and “Home.” The design includes a set of symbolic birds representing the wars that the United States had been in up to 1924, a bird’s nest with eggs representing home and a large star that the legend on the back of the image says refers to the face of Christ. Other birds in the image are symbolic of various events and ideas essential to the foundation of the United States as this artist saw it.
The collection is open for research.
R. L. Day Papers, 1924, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers