Special Collections

World War I Poster Collection

Signed or artist known posters

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Baker, Ernest H. (1889-1975)
"For every fighter a woman worker, Back our second line of defense." YWCA. Woman Worker. United War Work Campaign. 2 items. 28x42 83

Blashfield, Edwin Howland (1848-1936)
"Red Cross Christmas Roll Call." features a Red Cross nurse and Miss Liberty with flag and sword. 1918. 2 items. 19x28 20

Bracker,M. Leone(1885-1937)
"Keep 'em smiling! Help War Camp Community Services." features a soldier, sailor, and coast guard member. 1918. United War Work Campaign. 1 item. 28x42 2 items. 81

Briggs, Clare (1875-1930) "Aint it a grand and glorious feelin ?" YWCA. features cartoon w/soldier. 1 item. 14x22 58

Britton, L.N.
"Eat more corn, oats, & rye... Eat less wheat, meat, & fats..." United States Food. Administration. 2 items. 21x29 27
"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." features service flag in window with lit candle. 2 items. 20x30 28

Brey, Laura.
"Enlist. On which side of the window are you?" 25x39. 120

Brown, Arthur Wm (1881-1966).
"For your boy." United War Work Campaign. 2 items. 20x30 57

"Wilson, Taft, Roosevelt and other national leaders indorse YMCA work." 1 item. 24x38 44
"War-Zone home for our boys 'over there.'" YMCA. 1 item. 24x38 45

Christy, Howard Chandler(1873-1952)
"Fight or Buy Bonds." Third Liberty Loan. 1917 features woman holding U.S. flag - troops in background. 2 items. 20x30 46
"Americans ALL!" features Miss Liberty w/honor roll. 1917. Victory Liberty Loan. 1 item. 27x40 30
"Fight or Buy Bonds. Third Liberty Loan." features Miss Liberty with flag in foreground, charging soldiers in background. 2 items. 30x40 69

Coffin, Haskell(1878-1941)
"Joan of Arc Saved France." War Savings Stamps. features young woman in armor holding sword. 1 item. 30x40 66

Coughlin, John A.
"First in France U.S. Marines."Recruitment. features man with machine gun charging over a trench. 1 item. 21x28. 122

Cox, Kenyon (1856-1919)
"The Sword is Drawn, The Navy Upholds It!" U.S. Navy Recruiting Station Recruitment 1917. Features Columbia (Miss Liberty) standing on shore with uplifted sword and scroll reading "We can do no otherwise". 30x40. 127

Crisp,( Herbert G. ?)
"Motherless fatherless starving. War fund week. One hundred million dollars." Red Cross. 20x28 59

Daugherty, James (1887-1974)
"Follow the Flag: Enlist in the Navy" Recruitment 1917. Features sailor hoisting flag on beach with Naval ship in background. 1 item. 27x41. 125

De Land, Eugene
"Before Sunset." 2nd Liberty Loan of 1917. features Statue of Liberty. 1 item. 20x30. 43

"Join/All you need is a heart and a dollar."
Red Cross nurse. red background. 2 items. 6x10 116

Drepperd, Carl W. (1892-?)
"Wake Up Lancaster! ... Buy Liberty Bonds." Red and blue. 1 item. 20x26. 23
"Wake Up Lancaster! ... Buy Liberty Bonds." White and blue. 1 item. 20x26 24
"Shall We Allow This Record to Fail? 1729-1918 The Garden Spot Lancaster County 100% American: Put the Gold From Your Crops in Liberty Bonds" Red and blue. 2 items.19.5x26. 138

Droit, Jean (1884-1961)
Debout dans la tranchee que l'aurore eclaire, le soldat reve a la victoire et a son foyer. Pour qu'il puisse assurer l'une et retrouver l' autre, souscrivez au 3e. Emprunt de la defense Nationale. (Standing in the trenches as dawn breaks the soldier dreams of victory and his home. So that he can be assured the first and recover the latter, subscribe to the 3rd loan of National defense) 1917, Berger-Levrault, Paris. 30x42" 1 item. 119.

Dunn, Harvey T(homas) (1884-1952)
"Victory is question of stamina." 1917. United States Food Administration. 1 item. 21x29 59

Falls, Charles Buckles(1874-1959)
"Books wanted for our men in camp and 'over there.'" features soldier with gun holding large stack of books. 1 item. 28x42 82
"10,000,000 members by Christmas/on Christmas Eve a candle in every window and red cross member in every home." features burning candle in star lit window with red cross in center. 2 items. 20x30 29
"Yanks in Germany want more books. Take good live fiction to the Public Library for immediate shipment. American Library Association." features soldier sitting and reading. 1 item. 28x32 123

Fisher, Harrison(1875-1934)
"Have you answered the Red Cross Christmas roll call?" Red Cross nurse w/arm outstretched, foreground; U.S. soldiers, background. 2 items. 28x30 63

Flagg, James Montgomery (1877-1960) 124 "Tell that to the Marines!" Recruitment. Features outraged man standing over dropped newspaper with headline "Huns kill women and children!" 1 item. 30x40124

Foringer, Alonzo Earl (1878-1948)
"The Greatest mother in the world" features Red Cross nurse holding child on stretcher. 2 items. 25x30 55

"May 20th-27th Help the Greatest mother in the world." features Red Cross nurse holding child on stretcher. 1 item. 25x30 137

"Help the Greatest mother in the world" features Red Cross nurse holding child on stretcher. 1 item. 41x82. (Oversize tube storage) 119

Fuhr, Ernest (1874-1933)
"Your boy. Make the world safer for him. Interchurch World Movement". features young man. 2 items. 21x28 33

Gibson, Charles Dana (1867-1944) U.S. Navy. "Here he is Sir. We need him and you too!" Navy Recruiting Station. 28x41. 121

Green, H(iram) H(arold) (1865-1930)
"My soldier." features mother and kneeling child saying bedtime prayer "Now I lay me down to sleep..." Third Liberty Loan. 1 item. 28X42 84

"Get behind the girl he left behind him. Join the land army" c. 1918 New York State Land Army Membership Committee; The American Lithographic Co., NY. features features woman working in agriculture. 1 item. 20X30 133

Hansi ( Waltz, Jean Jacques 1873-1951)
"Souscrivez au IVeme Emprunt et le drapeau tri-colore a' Stasbourg annoncera au monde le regne de la paix, de la Liberte de la Justice." Lapina imp. Paris. Features French soldiers looking at cathedral in distance. 1 item. 23x29 . 117

Harris, Lawren Stewart(1885-1970)
"Third Liberty Loan." features soldier saying goodbye to his father. 1 item. 20x30 17

Herter, Albert (1871-1950)
"His home over there." YMCA. features young soldiers at YMCA. 2 items. 28x41 68

"Our Nation's Guest." French officer (Joseph Joffrey). The North American. 1917 May 6. 1 item. 11x14. 110

"They signal 'send books'..." features hand signalers in navy and army. New York: H.C. Miner Litho. Co. 1 item. 25x38 62

Illian, George John (1894-1932)
Cardinal Mercier featured. Food Administration asking to eat less wheat, meat, fats and sugar. 1 item. 20x28 21
"Keep it coming." quote by Pershing. United States Food Administration. 1 item. 21x29 35

Jonas, Lucien(1880-1947)
"Four years in the fight/the women of France/we owe them houses of cheer." features women working in factory. United War Work Campaign. 2 items. 28x42 78

"'The First Three!' Give until it hurts - they gave till they died." 31 to 1 War Chest, Philadelphia and vicinity. features first three soldiers to die: Hay, Enright, Gresham. 1 item. 20x28 37
"'The First Three!' Give until it hurts - they gave till they died." Red Cross War Fund Week. One hundred million dollars. features first three soldiers to die: Hay, Enright, Gresham. 1 item. 20x28 36

King, William B. (1880-1927)
"Hold up your end!" War Fund Week. features Red Cross nurse holding one end of stretcher. 1 item. 20x27 23

Leroux, Auguste (1871-1954)
"3e Emprunt de la defense Nationale. souscrivez pour la France qui combat pour celle qui chaque jour grandit." Imprimerie Joseph Charles, Paris, 1917. 1 item. 30.5x 44.5" 118

Leyendecker, Joseph Christian(1874-1951)
United States Bonds. "Weapons for Liberty." Boy Scouts of America. features a Boy Scout w/sword & Miss Liberty w/shield. 1918.1 item. 20x30 25

"Somewhere in France doing his share: Join the National Guard" Recruitment 1917. Features Collier & Son image of doughboy with rifle at ready. 1 item 19x26. 126

Mason, (Robert Lindsay) (1874-)
War Savings Stamps. Uncle Sam's hat full of coins crushing German soldier. 1 item. 14x11 115

McMein, Neysa(1890-1949)
"One of the thousand YMCA girls in France." United War Work Campaign. features young girl in uniform holding book in one hand and hot coffee in other. YMCA symbol in background. 2 items. 42x28. 77

"I summon you to the comradeship." Woodrow Wilson featured. Red Cross. 2 items. 20x28 47

Morgan, P.G.
"Keep this hand of mercy at work." features arm with red cross badge coming from heaven to protect refugees. War Fund Week. 1 item. 20x27 18

Morgan, Wallace (1873-1948)
"Appeal by Belgian Workmen." New York Tribune. 1918 May 3. (Prepared by the Vigilantes.) 1 item. 17x22 87
"Feed a fighter." United States Food Administration. 1 item. 21x29 51

Norton, John(Warner) (1876-1934)
"Keep these of the U.S.A. Buy more Liberty Bonds." features bloody German boots. 1 item. 30x40 67

Orr, Alfred Everitt(1886-?)
"For Home & Country." features soldier, wife & child. Victory Liberty Loan. 1 item. 30x40 73

Osnis, B(enedict). A.(1872-1941)
"Help fill the war chest." features refugee woman and children; Red Cross nurse with dead U.S. soldier; war chest; raging battle; and Red Cross worker helping man on stretcher. 1 item. 42x28 74

Page, Marie Danforth (1869-1940)
"Building for Health" Bureau of Social Education, YWCA.Woman in yellow dress holding baby with blue letter V in background. 30x46 (Oversize drawer S-15) 95

Parker, Cushman (1881-1940)
"Little Americans Do Your Bit. Eat Corn." United States Food Administration. features little boy saluting.1 item. 14x22 86

Paus, Herbert(1880-1946)
"Save your child from autocracy and poverty." features child & statue of liberty torch. War Savings Stamps. 1 item. 30x40 85

Penfield, Edward (1866-1925)
"The girl on the land serves the nations needs." YWCA Land Service Committee. 1 item. 30x25 34
"Every girl pulling for victory." Victory Girls. features girl in row boat called "Victory." United War Work Campaign. 2 items. 22x28 19
"HeĚs Ready to Fight. Are You? Join the National Guard" Publicity Committee CitizenĚs Preparedness Association. 1 item. 19x26 129
"Join the United-States School Garden Army. Enlist Now " With subtext: "Write to the United States School Garden Army, Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.” American Lithographic Co. 1 item. 20x30 134

Pennell, Joseph(1857-1927)
"Provide the sinews of war. Buy Liberty Bonds." Drawing of Battleship.1 item. 20x21 94
Statue of Liberty & New York City under siege
. Four Liberty Loan. 1 item. 22x33 39

Raleigh, Henry Patrick(1880-1944)
"Halt the Hun!" Third Liberty Loan. features U.S. soldier stopping German soldier from killing a mother and child. Chicago: Edwards & Deutsch Lithograph Co. 1 item. 20x30 65
"Hunger." drawing by Raleigh. United States Food Administration. 1 item.21x29 61
"Blood or bread." United States Food Administration. 1 item.21x29 56
"Hun or Home? Buy more Liberty Bonds." features mother holding child and running from German soldier with bloody hands. Chicago: Edwards & Deutsch lithograph Co.1 item. 20x30 54
"Must children die and mothers plead in vain? Buy more Liberty Bonds." features mother with 2 small children. 1 item. 30x40 72

Rice, Burton
"See him through." United War Work Campaign. 2 items. 20x30 40

Richards, George Mather (1880-?)
"Oh boy! that's the girl! the Salvation Army lassie/Keep her on the job." features girl holding plate of doughnuts and soldier eating one. 1 item. 30x40 26

Riesenberg, Sidney (1885-1962)
Government Bonds. "Over the top for you." soldier & U.S. flag. 1 item. 20x30 48
"Civilians " features Star of David. Jewish Welfare Board. 2 items. 22x33 26
"Lend as they fight, Buy more Liberty Bonds." features two soldiers firing guns, one wounded. 1 item. 20x30 41
"U.S. Marines Active Service on Land and Sea. Enlist At÷" 1 item. 30x40 130

St.John, J. Allen(1872-?)
"The Hun - his mark/Blot it out." features bloody handprint. Liberty Bonds. 28x4275

Sem (Goursat, George, 1863-1934)
"Pour le dernier quart d'heure aidez moi" signed SEM, attributed to George Goursat, 1916. 24x44 1 item. 120

Sheridan, John E. (1880-1948)
"Food is ammunition - don't waste it." United States Food Administration. 2 items. 21x29 53
"Hey Fellows!" American Liberty Association. 2 items. 20x30 60
"Rivets are Bayonets: Drive Them Home!" United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation. Issued by Publications Section, Philadelphia. 1 item. 26x38 131

Smith, Jessie Wilcox (1863-1935)
"Have you a Red Cross service flag?" 1918. features child putting service flag in window. 2 items. 21x28 26
"This simple faith has made America great." features child kneeling and praying with mother. Interchurch World Movement. 2 items. 26x3864

Spear, Gil "Lend your strength to the red triangle." YMCA. 2 items. 20x2750

"Are you 100% American?" Third Liberty Loan. 1 item. 20x3052

Strothmann, F(rederick) (1879-1958)
"Beat back the Hun with Liberty Bonds." features German soldier with bloody sword and fingers. 1 item. 20x30 32

"For every worker a woman worker. United War Work Campaign. YWCA." woman workers. features woman in overalls holding airplane & bomb. 2 items. 30x40 71

Underwood, Clarence F(rederick (1871-1929) "Back our girls over there." YWCA/United War Work Campaign. features woman operator, soldiers in background. 2 items. 21x28 80

Wank(?), S. J.
Pershing & quote. 1918 Mar. YMCA. 2 items. 22x33 42

Whitehead, Walter(1874-1934)
"Buy more Liberty Bonds." features a U.S. soldier standing over dead German soldier. 1918. 1 item. 20x3049

Young, Ellsworth(1866-?)
"Remember Belgium." features German soldier dragging a girl child by hand, flames in background. Ellsworth Young, artist. Fourth Liberty Loan. 1 item. 20x30 79

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