[Marianne and soldier collect for the Red Cross]

Description:

A female figure representing Marianne is accompanied by a wounded soldier. They collect for the Red Cross. Marianne is dressed in a style to suggest the French Revolution, wearing a blue, white, and red skirt, a uniform jacket worn as a cape, and a long blue and red cap. She holds a Red Cross collecting tin in one hand and a small blue, white, and red keg under her other arm. She guides a wounded soldier, his head bandaged. He has one arm on Marianne’s shoulder, and the other holds a cane. The soldier wears a medal pinned to his coat, a cap with an inscribed band, and is smoking.

Creator(s): Willette, Adolphe Léon, 1857-1926.
Location(s): France
Creation Date: 1916
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection(s):
World War One Collection
World War Poster Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 380
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Artist):
Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Imprimerie Devambez
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1916
  • Digitized: 2006
Coverage:
Place
France
From 1914 to 1917
Description:

A female figure representing Marianne is accompanied by a wounded soldier. They collect for the Red Cross. Marianne is dressed in a style to suggest the French Revolution, wearing a blue, white, and red skirt, a uniform jacket worn as a cape, and a long blue and red cap. She holds a Red Cross collecting tin in one hand and a small blue, white, and red keg under her other arm. She guides a wounded soldier, his head bandaged. He has one arm on Marianne’s shoulder, and the other holds a cane. The soldier wears a medal pinned to his coat, a cap with an inscribed band, and is smoking.

Note:

World War I-era lithographed poster.

An identical image in the Library of Congress has text at top and bottom of poster: "Journées Girondines. 1er, 2, 3, & 4 juin, 1916. Au profit exclusif des Oeuvres de Guerre du Département"; translated as: "Gironde Days. June 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1916. For the exclusive benefit of the Department's war charities". (Note that Library of Congress record has incorrect spellings in French and English. Correct spellings are from VADS (Visual Arts Data Service, web site at http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/collections/IWMPC.html), describing a copy of the poster in the Imperial War Museum Collection.)

Gironde is an administrative department in the Aquitaine region of France.

"A. Willette 1916"--Artist's signature at base of picture.

"Devambez Imp. Paris"--Centered at bottom.

Physical Description:

1 poster : col. ; 130 x 79 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Red Cross | Marianne | Lady Liberty | injured soldier | veteran | French soldier
Other: Journées Girondines. 1er, 2, 3, & 4 juin, 1916. Au profit exclusif des Oevres de Guerre du Département.
Serial Title: French War Posters
Partner:
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection:
World War One Collection
Collection:
World War Poster Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: UNTGD_Database No. 332
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2031
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW1 Willette 1
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc376
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public