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Guide to the World War I Posters Collection
1914-1920 (bulk, 1917-1918)
 PR 55-7

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by N-YHS staff; database migrated to Archivist Toolkit by Jennifer Gargiulo, 2016

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 22, 2022
Finding aid written in English.

Container List

Series VI: Organizational

Scope and Contents Note

Series VI: Organizational, includes a variety of posters relating to various relief and membership efforts by the Red Cross, the YWCA, the YMCA, and other organizations.

Subseries VI.1: Red Cross

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 39 Untitled

General note

Soldier with arm in sling; RC nurse lighting his pipe

Folder: 39 Join the Red Cross / Wear your button / It is an evidences of your loyalty

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Button with Red Cross and 1919

1919
Folder: 39 Be one of / The first to aid / Enlist now / U.S.A. Ambulance Corps / 25 / West 80th St, NYC

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Soldiers driving Red Cross truck

1917
Folder: 39 10,000,000 members / By Christmas / On Christmas Eve / A candle in every window and / Red Cross members / In every home

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Lit candle in window with Red Cross

Folder: 39 Answer the / Christmas roll call / Join the Red Cross

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Greatest mother in the world image and church scene

Folder: 39 Join the Red Cross / All you need is a / Heart and a dollar

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Red Cross nurse reaching out

Folder: 39 Make good the promise / Second War Fund / One hundred million dollars

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Pot with coins "keep it full;" map of England, France, Italy with Red Cross truck "over there"

Folder: 40 The comforter

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RC nurse comforting woman and child on war torn terrain

Folder: 40 Third Red Cross roll call

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RC nurse reaching out

Folder: 40 You can help / American Red Cross

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Woman knitting

Folder: 40 Hold up your end / War Fund Week / One hundred million dollars

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RC nurse holding up stretcher

Folder: 40 "Help"

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RC nurse holding wounded soldier

Folder: 40 Help send across / The Red Cross / President Woodrow Wilson / Proclaims / June 18 25 / Red Cross Week / Minnesota / Must raise / $2,000,000 / Saint Paul / Must Over / Subscribe again

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RC Nurse ministering wounded woldier on war torn territory

Folder: 40 Learn the meaning / Of "sacrifice" / Give till it hurts / American Red Cross

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Same as "Greatest Mother in the World"

Folder: 40 Untitled

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RC Nurse reaching out directly to viewer, soldiers on parade rear

Folder: 40 If I fail he dies / Work / For the / Red Cross

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2 RC nurses helping wounded soldier

1918
Folder: 40 Help / The / Red Cross

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RC nurse, wounded soldier raising hand for help

Folder: 40 Make our / American Red Cross / In peace / As in war / "The greatest mother / In the world" / Third Red Cross roll call / November 2 11 1919

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RC nurse cradeling wounded soldier

1919
Folder: 40 The / Greatest mother / In the world

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RC nurse cradeling wounded soldier

Folder: 40 Keep this / Hand of / Mercy at / Its work / War Fund Week / One hundred million dollars

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Arm with red cross on sleevel harboring war victims

Folder: 40 Join / The greatest mother

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RC nurse watching over the globe

Folder: 40 Red Cross / Christmas roll call / Where / Columbia / Sets / Her name / Let / Every one of you / Follow / Her

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Columbia and RC nurse

1918
Folder: 40 The roll call / A masque of the Red Cross / by Percy Mackaye

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Theatrical figure (in toga) pointing to Red Cross

Folder: 40 Five thousand / By June / Graduate nurses / Your country needs you

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RC nurse, barracks rear

Folder: 40 The spirit of America / Join

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RC nurse as Lady Liberty, carrying US flag

1919
Folder: 41 Second / Red Cross / War Fund

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Soldier carrying dead soldier on his shoulders

Folder: 41 "Inasmuch as ye have done it / Unto one of the least of these" / Help your Red Cross

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Image of Christ and church; nurse ministering to wounded on battlefield

Folder: 41 Put fighting blood in your business Here's his record/ Does he get a job?" / Arthur Woods, Assistant to the Secretary of War

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soldiers on French battlefield

Folder: 41 I summon you to / The comradeship / Woodrow Wilson

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Portrait of Wilson

1918
Folder: 41 [In Japanese]

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Wounded soldiers set in Japanese caligraphy

Folder: 41 Over here too / Red Cross will help /See your home service section

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Wounded soldiers, sailors

Folder: 41 "The first three!" / Give till it hurts they gave till they / Died

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Memorial wreaths with faces of Hay, Enright, Gresham

Folder: 41 Loyalty to the one means / Loyalty to both

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Soldier carrying US flag /Red Cross soldier with RE flag side by side

Folder: 41 He can win! / The Federal Board provides training / Consult the local / Red Cross home service sectrion

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soldier at writing desk with clipers, ink, smoking pipe

Folder: 41 The Challenge / Public health campaign / Join the crusade / Thrid Red Cross Roll Call / November 2 11

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Grim Reaper (disease and epidemics on scythe), crusader carrying shiled marked Red Cross

Folder: 41 Caring for / American soldiers / In England Bulletin No 7 / Issued by War Council of the American Red Cross

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Soldier, Trafalgar Square rear

Folder: 42 American Red Cross / Our boys need / SOX / Knit your bit

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Pile of wool and knitting needles in basket; Red Cross rear

Folder: 42 Ten Million / New Members / by Christmas

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Window with Xmas tree inside home and Red Cross Service Flag in window

Folder: 42 Join Here

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American flags; Red Cross flags crossed

1917
Folder: 42 "There!" / In peace as in war / Your membership does it Join / Third Red Cross Roll Call / Nov 2 11

General note

Photograph at the $5,000,000 oil refinery fire, Brooklyn, September 13, 1919

1919
Folder: 42 10,000,000 Members / By Christmas / On Christmas Eve / A candle in every / Window and / Red Cross Members / in every home

General note

Lit candle, Red Cross before window

Folder: 42 Answer the / Red Cross / Christmas Roll Call

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Snow covered tree and house with Red Cross Service Flag in window

1918
Folder: 42 Motherless / Fatherless / Starving / How much / to save these little lives?

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Red Cross nurse protecting French Children

Folder: 42 Have you a / Red Cross Service Flag?

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Child pasting Red Cross Service Flag on Window

1918
Folder: 43 Join / The American / Red Cross / All you need is a / ___ and a ___

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Punched out figurines with red paper backing for worrd "join" and images of red cross, heart and a dollar

Folder: 43 Nurses / Of America!!! / The lives of / Our soldiers / and sailors / Depend on you / Will you enroll?

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Red cross

Folder: 43 The Red Cross / Needs you / Join now / Be patriotic be humane

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Red cross

1917
Folder: 43 Join

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Red cross on navy ground

Folder: 43 Join / All you need / Is a heart / And a dollar

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Red cross

Folder: 43 Join now / One dollar / Everyone a / Member

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Red cross

Folder: 43 To the / Citizens of Connecticut / In the nationwide movement to collect $100,000,000 for the Second War Fund of the American Red Cross there has been allotteed to the people of this State the / Provelidge and responsibility of subscribing $2,000,000 ..
Folder: 43 A Vote for / Is a vote for humanity

General note

Red cross

Folder: 43 Honor Roll / The following members of this organization have enrolled as members of the Red Cross for 1919

General note

Red cross

1919
Folder: 43 The Red Cross needs you / Join now / Subscribing membership / $2 a year

General note

Red cross

Folder: 43 Patriotic rally / July 4th, 1918 / On Long Ridge Church Green / Auspices Long Ridge and West Redding / Red Cross Branch
1918
Folder: 43 Have you / A Red Cross / Service / Flag in / Your home? / Classes of membership.. .. ..

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Red cross

1917
Folder: 43 Think what you can / Afford to give / Then double it

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Red cross

Folder: 43 Will you be one / of a million workers / to secure members for / the American Red Cross / Third Red Cross Roll Call, Nov 2 11

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Red cross

Folder: 43 We belong / 100% strong / 1919

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Red cross

1919
Folder: 43 We belong / 100% strong / 1920

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Red cross

1920
Folder: 43 If you knew / A day's pay would / Save a life / Would you give? / One day a month?

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Red cross

Folder: 43 A little / Starving child / Brought back / To life / Because / You went without / some luxury

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Red cross

Folder: 43 Need your / Old clothes / For the / Belgians / Leave them at / Osborn Hall / Sunday morning

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Red cross

Folder: 43 Read these facts / About your / American Red Cross / Its purpose / It is working for / Your army your navy your allies and you

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Red cross

Folder: 43 Nurses of America / Humanity calls you / What is / Your answer? / Enroll now with / the American Red Cross

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Red cross

Folder: 43 Nurses / The call from / Noman's land / is / "Come across"

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Red cross

Folder: 43 Nurses / This means you / Our wounded / Need care / They need you

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Red cross

Folder: 43 The Red Cross needs you / Join Now / President Wilson says: / ExPresident Taft says: / ExPresident Roosevelt has said.. .. ..

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Red Cross

Folder: 43 Red Cross Christmas Roll Call, Dec 16 23rd

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2 Red Crosses

Folder: 43 Old fashioned / Husking Bee / Under auspices of the Junior Guard / Benefit of the Red Cross / Friday Dec 27th / Mark Twain Library / Dancing / Admission / 35c

General note

Red Cross

Folder: 43 Proclamation / By President Wilson / (reurging a "generous response to the Third Red Cross Roll Call)
1919
Folder: 43 Proclamation / By the President of the United States / To the school children of America / Urging them to join the Junior Red Cross
Folder: 43 Give

General note

Red Cross on navy ground

Folder: 43 While someone gives / His life what / Are you giving? / Think a minute

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Red cross

Subseries VI.2: YWCA

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 44 The girl reserves / of the YWCA / Help us put / The blue triangel / Over the top

General note

Girl with YMCA logo on shirt making a shopt at basketball

Folder: 44 Ain't it a grand and glorious feelin'? / The men know / Home folks know / YWCA / Hostess House / in Seventy Camps

General note

Cartoon strip from NY Tribune - soldier homesick and suddenly meeting wife and child in Hostess House at YWCA

Folder: 44 Board / and / Lodging / for relatives of /Soldiers and Sailors / 30 East 52 Street, NYC / 375 Lexington Ave (Corner of 41st St), NYC / Hostess House Committee / Terms 75c a night
Folder: 44 What the W stands for / Welfare and Women / in War Work

General note

Blue YWCA tirangle with W circled

Folder: 44 How the blue triangle / Helps in France

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YWCA blue triangle with W Circled

Folder: 44 YWCA
Folder: 44 Stand behind the / Country's girlhood / YWCA / New York's Share $1,750,000 / January 7th to 14th

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Head of girl

Folder: 44 Remember the girl behind / the man behind the gun /YWCA / War Work Council

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Gilr reaching out through YWCA triangle

Folder: 44 YWCA / In service / For the girls / Of the world

General note

Girl before YMCA plaque

1919

Subseries VI.3: YMCA

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 45 Help us / Help / Our boys / Y M/W CA

General note

Woman in YMCA uniform hanging poster with this message

Folder: 45 Happenings at the sign of the red triangle in hany lands

General note

12 photos in various activities sponsored by the YMCA

1917
Folder: 45 Untitled

General note

Soldiers filing into YMCA hut

Folder: 45 YMCA / YWCA / His / Home / Over there

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Red YMCA triangle; blue YWCA tirangle

Folder: 45 War Work Week: November 11 19 / YMCA / War Work / With the colors / Local council in each town / New England War Work Council / 324 Little Building, Boston

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YMCA Red triangle logo

1917
Folder: 45 War Work Week: November 11 19 / Major General John F. O'Ryan says: / "Money can be turned over to the YMCA with every / Confidence.. .."

General note

Photo of Major General O'Ryan at his desk

1917
Folder: 45 Marked out by a line / of white tape the / Road from Hell leads / to a little bit of Heaven

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Wounded soldier being helped past white ribbon with sighn reading "for walking, wounded / YMCA / Free Refreshments"

Folder: 45 War Work Week: November 11 19 / Gen John Pershing says: / "The work now being done by the YMCA for the comfort and enter / tainment of your soldiers in France is very important"

General note

Gen Pershing

1917
Folder: 45 Manchester City tramways / YMCA / Hut week collection / Put your gift into the collecting / Box on the car platform

General note

Soldiers logging throgh snow toYMCA hut

Folder: 45 War Work Week: November 11 19 /Maj Gen Hugh L. Scott says: / "I do not know what the army would do / Without the YMCA."

General note

Maj Gen Hugh L. Scott

1917
Folder: 45 War Work Week: November 11 19 / Secretary of War Newton D. Baker says of the YMCA (.. ..)

General note

Newton D. Baker

1917
Folder: 45 Untitled

General note

Soldier watching men filing into hut marked YMCA

Subseries VI.4: Miscellaneous Organizations

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 46 "Share and Have" / Benjamin Franklin

General note

Ben Franklin and Statue of Liberty

Folder: 46 The Hand Across / the Sea / Week Oct 13 20

General note

Arm labeled "war emergency fund" extended from church to our mission field carrying apurse with money and Liberty Bonds spilling out

1918
Folder: 46 The Meaning of America

General note

photos: Statue of Liberty, Armed Freedom, Dome of Capitol

Folder: 46 "Keep the / Work of / the church / at concert / Pitch" / Woodrow Wilson

General note

church and congregants / soldiers on the battlefield

Folder: 46 Public notice / No 1 / Congress has deided that the / Government of the United States Will issue regular forms of Insur / ance policies to which the present / War risk term policies may be converteed
Folder: 46 $196,000 War Emergency Fund / !132,000 Liquidation Fund / Make your Liberty / Bonds work for church / and country Oct 13 20

General note

Liberty Bond

1918
Folder: 46 Our War Emergency Fund why? / Higher cost / of travel / of building / of medicines / of rents and fuel / of ministerial relief / of necessary salaries / of postage and printing / must be met by emergency fund that the / Work of the Church Boards [.. ..]
1918
Folder: 46 We need an army to protect us

General note

Belgian children, flag bearers (courtsey of Red Cross Magazine); photo of trees cut down by Germans (courtsey Univ of State of NY)

Folder: 46 Our Church's Duty / in the war / We must raise $500,000 in January for this /work in 1918 / William Lawrence, Bishop of Massachusetts, / Chariman , The Church War Commission
1918
Folder: 46 Awake and Safeguard America

General note

Soldiers lined up under American Flag (image courtsey of NY Illustrated Post Card and Novelty Co)

Folder: 46 Public Notice / No 2/ Premium Rates for / All froms of govern / ment insurance
Folder: 46 Public Notice / No 3 / All Premium payments for / War risk term policies or / For the new government / insurance policies may be / Made / by / Cash .. Check / PostOffice / MoneyOrder

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