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Works by McClelland Barclay in the Navy Art Collection:
Recruitment Posters and Original Artwork for Posters

 

Blue Jackets Loading A Depth Charge Rack
McClelland Barclay
Oil on canvas, 1940-42
48-031-L

 

 

 

Sub Spotted - Let `Em Have It - Lend a Hand - Enlist in Your Navy Today
McClelland Barclay
Poster, 1942
88-013-RC

 

 

 

 

Cadets for Naval Aviation
McClelland Barclay
Oil on canvas, 1941
48-031-A

 

 

 

Cadets for Naval Aviation Take that Something Extra
McClelland Barclay
Poster, 1941
68-266-AC

 

 

 

College Men Wanted to be Naval Officers
McClelland Barclay
Poster, 1941
88-013-QY

 

 

 

 

Two Naval Officers Shooting the Sun
McClelland Barclay
Oil on canvas, 1941
48-031-D

 

 

The junior officer on the right is using a sextant to take a navigational reading, a task referred to aboard ship as "shooting the sun." Before the days of global positioning, sailors used a sextant to measure the angle between the horizon and the noontime sun and thereby help determine latitude.

 

Can You Be a Leader?
McClelland Barclay
Poster, 1941
92-048-AN

 

 

 

 

Officer Spotting Aircraft with Anti-Aircraft Gun and Crew in Background
McClelland Barclay
Oil and Conté crayon on wood, 1942
48-031-P

 

 

This image is not cropped. The text visible is all that Barclay painted into his layout.

 

Freshmen! Sophomores! NOW you can stay in college and become a Naval Officer
McClelland Barclay
Poster, 1942
68-266-S

 

 

 

 

Sailor Working on Airplane
McClelland Barclay
Oil on paper, 1941
48-031-M

 

 

Naval Aviation Has a Place for You
McClelland Barclay
Poster, 1941
92-048-I

 

 

 

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Online Exhibits that feature McClelland Barclay's work

Recruiting Posters for Women from World War II -- The WAVES
Navy Art Gallery exhibit: The Normandy Invasion

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17 May 2005