World War I

  • 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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  • Souscrivez emprunt a Lots

    Souscrivez emprunt a Lots

    August 23, 2013

    Poster for funding purposes in the context of reconstruction proceedings after World War I. Image: A female figure holding a wallet and money. In the background construction workers and ruined houses.

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  • Remember Belgium. Enlist to-day

    Remember Belgium. Enlist to-day

    August 23, 2013

    First World War recruiting poster. Image: In the foreground an armed soldier is depicted, in the background burning houses, a fleeing woman with child, and other soldiers.

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  • Pax

    Pax

    August 23, 2013

    Page from a Dutch magazine with a cartoon about the ‘neutrality’ of the United States during World War I. Image: President Wilson with wings on his back, a palm branch in his right hand, and in his left hand a peace dove. Next to him there is a Bird Cage with opened door marked “PAX”.

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