Men wanted for the army [graphic] / Michael P. Whelan
- Whelan, Michael P.
- [Washington, D.C.] : [Adjutant-General's Office], [between 1910 and 1915] and N[ew] Y[ork] : American Lithographic Co.
- Physical Description:
- 1 print (poster) : chromolithograph ; 104 x 76 cm
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Adjutant-General's Office and American Lithographic Co.
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- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- U.S. Army recruiting poster showing an officer standing with a soldier next to an artillery battery manned by two men at a fort.
- World War I poster collection
- At bottom of poster: "Apply at [blank space] Recruiting Station.", Image: "Copyright 1909 by American Lithographic Co., N.Y.", and "Form No. 402, A.G.O."
- Other Forms:
- Also available online.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Gift of Louis F. Peck, Professor of English, 1965.
- Administrative History:
- World War I began as a conflict between the Allies (France, the United Kingdom, and Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie ignited the war in 1914. Italy joined the Allies in 1915, followed by the United States in 1917. A ceasefire was declared at 11 AM on 11 November 1918. The poster was a major tool for broad dissemination of information during the war. Countries on both sides of the conflict distributed posters widely to garner support, urge action, and boost morale. Many posters asked men to do their duty and join the military forces.
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