YMCA United War Work Campaign, November 11-18, 1918

One of 388 posters in the series: American War Posters available on this site.

Description

Poster showing a portrait of General Pershing and a quote from him in support of the United War Work Campaign.

Physical Description

1 photomechanical print (poster) : halftone and letterpress ; 84 x 56 cm.

Creation Information

Wauk, S. J. 1918.

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This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Poster Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 540 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • United States. Committee on Public Information Established as an independent agency by Executive Order 2594 on April 13, 1917. Abolished by Executive Order 3154, August 21, 1919. Also known as the Creel Commission. See the National Archives' Records of the Committee on Public Information, Record Group 63, http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/063.html#63.3 .

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  • Main Title: YMCA United War Work Campaign, November 11-18, 1918
  • Series Title: American War Posters

Description

Poster showing a portrait of General Pershing and a quote from him in support of the United War Work Campaign.

Physical Description

1 photomechanical print (poster) : halftone and letterpress ; 84 x 56 cm.

Notes

Symbol of the United States Committee on Public Information, Division of Pictorial Publicity appears in lower right corner of portrait.

Portrait is signed "S. J. Wauk. March-1918. © Paris."

Caption: Cabled from France August 21st, 1918, "A sense of obligation for the varied and useful service rendered to the army in France by the Y.M.C.A. prompts me to join in the appeal for its further financial support. I have opportunity to observe its operations, measure the quality of its personnel and mark its beneficial influence upon our troops, and I wish unreservedly to commend its work for the Army." Pershing.

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World War Poster Collection

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images. It's particularly strong in World War I French and American and World War II American "home front" posters, covering topics like war bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale, and popular artists like Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.

World War One Collection

The World War I Collection contains materials that focus on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Creation Date

  • 1918

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  • Nov. 29, 2010, 4:26 p.m.

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  • Sept. 23, 2011, 11:50 a.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Wauk, S. J. YMCA United War Work Campaign, November 11-18, 1918, poster, 1918; N.Y.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29416/: accessed March 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.