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World War I Posters

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.338

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Ten posters from the World War I era for the Red Cross and Victory Loans. Please note, posters are fragile and will require careful handling.

Red Cross (8 posters): "Is There a Red Cross Service Flag in your Home? A heart and a dollar are all you need, join the Red Cross" Printed by the Wells Fargo and Co. and Seiter and Kappes Litho Co., NY; "Ten Million new members by Christmas. Join the Red Cross and On Christmas Eve, a Candle in Every Window, a Service Flag for Every Home;" "They Fight for You, Protect them, help the Red Cross raise $10,000,000 at once" Printed by Latham, created by L_N Britton; "What can you do? Join Our Red Cross - Membership including Red Cross Magazine $2.00, No field service required;" "They are looking to US for help, Are you one of US.?" Printed by Latham Litho and Co, Created by L_N Britton; "If You Can't go across with a gun, come across with your part of the Red Cross War Fund." Printed by the U.S. Printing and Lithograph Col, Created by C.W. Love; "10,000,000 members by Christmas Eve, a Candle in Every Window and Red Cross Members in Every Home. Help the Red Cross" Created by Herman Roeg;" "What are you doing to help. Join Your American Red Cross, Subscribing Membership $2.00 up. Created by Gordon Grant.

Victory Loans (2 posters): Service Series, Victory Loan, No. 1, "Buy and Buy for Bye and Bye, 5th Liberty Loan, Say, Old Sonny Boy, Hindenburg had nothing on that Dotted Line - did he?" Created by Gordon Grant; Service Series, Victory Loan, No. 2, "Three Wise Men...Oh, the Huns we fought, and the Bonds we bought...the Battle is won and the Hun knocked out, but some Victory Bonds are still floating about..."


  • Creation: 1917-1922


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Physical Description

Posters are fragile.

Guide to the World War I Posters
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository