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August 22, 2017

66 Amazing Posters That Encourage Americans During World War One

The World War One graphics collection from Library Company of Philadelphia that consists of materials relating to the conflict and its immediate aftermath. Predominantly issued in the United States, the posters in this collection encourage American military enlistment, the purchase of war bonds, home front frugality, and support for relief organizations, including the Red Cross.

Illustrators represented in the collection include Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952), Joseph Pennell (1857-1926), Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935), and James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960).

A basket of food sits in front of a silhouette of mounted soldiers

A boy holds a sword labeled 'Be Prepared', another person wearing a flag holds a shield behind the boy

A boy plowing over a battle in the background to recruit young men to join the U.S. Boys' Working Reserve, 'the Army behind the Army'

A boy waving a flag and a girl stand beside one another

A family stands in front of an American flag

A group of Marines would on a ship

A man working a ship for the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corp

A marine carrying a stack of books and a rifle with a bayonet

A Marine stands in front of a vertically hung American flag

A member of the Red Cross received a service flag as a memento to display in their window and encourages others to join the Red Cross

A nurse holding an American flag as 'the spirit of America,' and urges others to join the Red Cross

A sailor riding a submersible as if he is a cowboy, with reins in one hand and a whip in the other

A sailor, workman, and soldier walking arm-in-arm on a dock

A shipyard employee lifts an arm into the air while holding a tool

A soldier operating a machine gun holds a hand out towards the viewer

A soldier runs holding an American flag

A soldier with a rifle and bayonet stands over the body of a deceased German soldier

A solider putting down his gear and preparing to cross a bridge of books towards a city

A U.S. Marine walking along a dock, holding a rifle over his shoulder

A waiter looking askance at a glutinous gentlemen, who has ordered five plates of food, none of which he finished

A winged woman wearing a white toga carrying a sword and a branch

A woman carries a large American Flag while standing on a globe

A woman extends one arm, holding a wreath, her other hand clutches a flag that is behind her

A woman wearing a dress styled after the American flag holds a basket and sows seeds

A woman with gray hair holds her arms out towards the viewer

A young nurse wearing a Red Cross uniform reaches out to the audience while soldiers march behind her

An American soldier stopping a German soldier from harming a woman and child to convince Americans to buy government bonds

An older man flanked by two young men, bringing in food from a home garden

Attractive young woman in flowing white dress holding an American flag above her head as soldiers march by

Canned tomatoes, peas, and 'monarch brand unsweetened,' to inspire Americans to preserve food through canning

Colonial-era celebratory crowd in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA

Famous Uncle Sam recruiting image

Lady Liberty urging Americans to buy liberty bonds, which would be redeemable for the bond's purchase price with interest after the end of the war

Lady Liberty-like figure holding a scale weighing fresh fruits and vegetables and canned preserves, countless women stand behind her

Man using a rivet gun in the foreground, and a soldier holding a rifle in the background

Marines are shown doing multiple training activities

Marines charge into a battle while French citizens looks gratefully towards them

Poster encourages Americans to buy Liberty Bonds, saying that USA means 'You Subscribe At Once'

Poster encourages factory workers to work quickly

Poster encourages people to buy War Saving Stamps, used by the U. S. Government to pay for World War I

Poster implies the quickly building ships will help America win World War I

Poster urges Americans to eat fish because 'they feed themselves,' unlike land animals

Posters shows a U.S. Marine holding a rifle with bayonet that recruiting men to join the U.S. Marines, using the Marine battle cry 'E-E-E-YAH-YIP'

Soldier holding child and woman in his arms

The Statue of Liberty and a ship pulling into New York Harbor to appeal to immigrants and urge them to buy Liberty Loans

The Statue of Liberty stands in front of a sky colored like the American Flag with text asks Americans to purchase Liberty Loans

The Y.W.C.A. Bureau for Social Education's campaign to 'Building For Health'

Three men in casual suits walking away from a three rifles and a pile of clothing

Two American soldiers fighting in a muddy and barbed wire-filled landscape

Two marines on a beach, one waves a flag while the other watches ships through binoculars

Two men holding rifles with bayonets run forward

Two men in uniform stand in front of an American flag, with one holding a poster that reads, 'We Depend On You'

Two men look out towards a body of water while an airplane flies in the background

Two men work to build a ship under an American flag

Two soldiers stand in front of a mountain, one of whom is on a horse

Two white horses pull a cart full of coal with a man shoveling the coal

U.S. Marine raising a pistol to his shoulder while standing in front of an American flag

Uncle Sam pouring out a cornucopia full of fruit and vegetables

Uncle Sam shakes hands with two men in uniform. In the background, soldiers walk with rifles and bayonets

Uncle Sam with one arm around a young man in uniform, and one arm around an older man holding a War Savings Pledge

War Savings Stamps as an ammunition belt, feeding into a soldier's machine gun

Woman casually dressed in a naval uniform

World War I poster that urges the American people to make contributions to help Armenians and Syrians in distress

Poster that urges Americans to rely on corn in their cooking, allowing wheat to be sent overseas to feed soldiers and European allies

Poster urges to American women to buy War Saving Stamps by using Joan of Arc as a symbol of female patriotism

Wounded soldier looking towards the horizon where a red cross appears in the sun


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