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

Little Americans do your bit

Text continues: "Eat oatmeal, corn meal mush: save the wheat for our soldiers: leave nothing on your plate."

Poster depicting a young boy saluting and looking up at bowl of cereal, with the text appearing below the image.

Cardinal Mercier has appealed to the Food Administration for more food for starving millions.

Text continues: "Eat less wheat - meat - fats and sugar. Ship more to the war-stricken people of France - Belgium - Italy."

Portrait of Cardinal Mercier of Belgium on a white background with black and red text. Cardinal Mercier was considered both…

Don't let up--Keep on saving food

Poster showing an American man, with clenched fists, standing firmly over a collapsed German soldier.

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…

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…

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…

Come on! Buy more Liberty Bonds

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

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.

"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…

"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…

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.

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.