World War I

  • La Belgique Libéree

    La Belgique Libéree

    August 30, 2013

    Poster of Belgian Railways to promote a visit by train to battlefields of World War I. Image: A young woman and a soldier standing near a canon. The soldier is pointing to the former battlefield.

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  • I summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross

    “I summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross”

    August 30, 2013

    Recruitment poster for the American Red Cross. Red Cross nurse holding an American flag. On the background the Congress building is depicted. With a quote of Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States: “I summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross.”

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  • The Red Cross needs you. Join now.

    The Redd Cross needs you. Join now

    August 30, 2013

    Linen banner with promotional text for the [American] Red Cross with the slogan “The Red Cross needs you. Join now. Be patriotic. Be humane.”

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  • The Torch, be yours to hold at high

    The Torch, be yours to hold at high

    August 30, 2013

    Canadian war poster that uses the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae and the Vimy Memorial in France to evoke memories of Canadian sacrifices in war. Image: Male figure holding a torch in front of the Vimy Ridge War Monument. Blue, white and gray colored.

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  • Defeat the kaiser and his U-boats

    Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats

    August 23, 2013

    Black and orange colored war poster depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II with a German helmet watching an U-boat and a sinking ship with smoke rising from it. In the foreground is the profile of Kaiser Wilhelm II wearing a German helmet. His face is colored green. In the background is a u-boat in the water; farther […]

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  • Joan of Arc Saved France

    Joan of Arc Saved France

    August 23, 2013

    The 1918 poster “Joan of Arc Saved France”, by Haskell Coffin (1878-1941), was commissioned by the United States Treasury Department as part of the campaign to raise money for the First World War by having civilians buy war savings stamps. The low priced stamps were pasted into a booklet that when filled could be exchanged […]

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  • Women! Help America's sons win the war (1917)

    Women! Help America’s sons win the war (1917)

    August 23, 2013

    Poster to raise funds for the war, containing a call to by government bonds. Image: Litho by R.H. Porteous depicting an American lady in front of the American flag. On the background sketches of war scenes.

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  • If ye break faith we shall not sleep

    If ye break faith – we shall not sleep

    August 23, 2013

    Commemorative poster for World War I. The image covers the majority, with the title ‘If ye break faith – we shall not sleep’ integrated and positioned upper left, in black.  A lone soldier stands in a field of poppies, his head bowed as he looks down at a simple wooden grave cross. He holds his helmet […]

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  • Join! The American Red Cross

    Join! The American Red Cross

    August 23, 2013

    Propaganda poster for the American Red Cross. Image: Boy carrying newspapers with article about the Red Cross and pointing to a Red Cross button on his sweater.

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  • Keep 'em going!

    Keep ’em going!

    August 23, 2013

    American Railroad advertisement poster, Keep ’em going! “Every bad order Locomotive is a Prussian soldier. Every life Locomotive is an American soldier. Let us get on the top Prussian Locomotives and make American soldiers out of them”. Image: German Emperor Wilhelm II being hunted by a US locomotive.

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