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  • Subject is exactly "Propaganda, American--History--20th century"

The Red Cross sees a man through

Text continues: "More than 26,000 men are still in hospitals as the result of the war. Your membership helps the Red Cross make their lives happier." Poster features three photographs of men receiving aid, including letter writing and the projection…

For information regarding employment, call at the local bureau

Poster showing a soldier holding his "Honorable Discharge," crossing a welcome mat to pass through door of "Bureau for Returning Soldiers and Sailors." Other versions of this poster have the title "Jobs for fighters" and subtitle: "If you need a job,…

Which? Soldier or mechanic - enlist in the engineers and be both

U.S. Army recruiting poster showing a man in civilian clothing and a soldier in uniform working as engineers.

Say young fellow, do you want to be a mechanic?

Text continues: "The Motor Transport Corps will train you. Earn while you learn." Poster showing soldiers in a truck calling out to a young man.

The United States Army builds men

Text continues: "Apply nearest recruiting office." Poster shows soldier standing in front of three men symbolizing crafts, character, and physique.

"The child at your door"

Text continues: "400,000 orphans starving, no state aid available--Campaign for $30,000,000." Poster shows a child wearing a scarf on her head.

The American Committee for Relief in the Near East (founded as the American Committee for Armenian and…

"Hey fellows!" Your money brings the book we need when we want it

Poster shows a soldier holding up a book and calling out, "Hey Fellows!", with a sailor sitting on the ground at his feet, reading. The soldier seems to be issuing a general call to both his fellow servicemen to come get books, as well as to his…

Workers lend your strength to the red triangle

Text continues: "Help the "Y" help the fighters fight - United War Work Campaign - November 11 to 18." Poster showing a mason lifting a stone, "YMCA," with the silhouette of a soldier in the background.

Come on! Buy more Liberty Bonds

Poster showing a U.S. soldier wielding a bayonet over a fallen German soldier.

Halt the Hun! Buy U.S. Government bonds, third liberty loan

American soldier halting German soldier, who is standing over woman holding child.

While there have obviously been veterans as long as America has fought wars, World War I can be seen as a watershed moment in public attitudes toward veterans. On…

Over the top for you - Buy U.S. gov't bonds, Third Liberty Loan

Poster showing a soldier clutching an American flag.

World War I was fought primarily from entrenched positions. Soldiers from opposing armies dug deep, complicated fortifications on either side of a barren "no man's land," battling back and forth…

The spirit of '18--The world cry, food--Keep the home garden going

Even before the United States entered the World War I in 1917, American relief organizations were shipping food overseas. On the home front, it was hoped that Americans would adjust their eating habits in such a way as to conserve food that could…