[Marianne and soldier collect for the Red Cross]

One of 21 posters in the series: French War Posters available on this site.

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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 … continued below

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 130 x 79 cm.

Creation Information

Willette, Adolphe Léon, 1857-1926. 1916.

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This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War One Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 678 times, with 5 in the last month. More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [Marianne and soldier collect for the Red Cross]
  • Added Title: Journées Girondines. 1er, 2, 3, & 4 juin, 1916. Au profit exclusif des Oevres de Guerre du Département.
  • Series Title: French War Posters

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.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 130 x 79 cm.

Notes

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.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: UNTGD_Database No. 332
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2031
  • Call Number: Posters WW1 Willette 1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc376

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World War One Collection

Materials focusing 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.

World War Poster Collection

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  • 1916

Start & End Dates

  • 1914 - 1917

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 4:53 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • July 20, 2021, 1:54 p.m.

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Willette, Adolphe Léon, 1857-1926. [Marianne and soldier collect for the Red Cross], poster, 1916; Paris, France. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc376/: accessed May 23, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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