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  • Subject is exactly "World War, 1914-1918--Economic & industrial aspects--United States"

Keep 'em going! Every bad locomotive is a Prussian soldier.

Poster shows German Emperor Wilhelm II being hunted by a US locomotive. Poster includes quote from Director General of Railroads, William Gibbs McAdoo, to the railroad shopmen at Altoona, Pennsylvania, on September 12, 1918: "Every bad locomotive is…

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,…

"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…

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.

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…

Don't let up--Keep on saving food

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

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.