An 'America First' Uncle Sam by L.V. Aronson, American, 1917,
produced by Deluxe radiator cap of Bethlehem P.A., heavy, zinc die-cast, reads "America First" on his lapels, hand painted in period with some loss typical of age, 8 ins. high.
"America First" was the motto of the isolationist movement that opposed Americas involvement into World War I. Many mascots represented this motto and other patriotic themes of the period. Uncle Sam was naturally a favorite.