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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 VII: Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents Note

Series VII: Miscellaneous, serves as an umbrella category for many foreign posters, news bulletins, foreign causes, and a variety of other war-related topics.

Subseries VII.1: Miscellaneous

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 47 For a war memorial field in Central Park

General note

Proposed plan, including victory arch, fountain of peace, historical museum

Folder: 47 Welcome / The American Legion / Madison Square Garden, October 4, 1919

General note

Soldier, sailor, saluting oval portrait of Legionnare

1919
Folder: 47 Souscrive 2 / Au IVeme Emprunt / et le drapeau tn= / colore a Strasbourg / Annoncera au / Monde le regne / de la Paix de le / Liberte , de Justice

General note

Soldiers approaching Strasbourg Catherdrial flying French flag

Folder: 47 Pershing's crusaders / the first official American War picture / Taken by US Signal Corps and Navy photographers

General note

Pershing leading troops

Folder: 47 Sky fighters of France / A French official exhibition of / Aerial battle paintings / By Lieut Henri Farre / Anderson Galleries / Park Ave and 59th St

General note

Portrait of aviator Capt. Guynemer

1917
Folder: 47 Yankee trophies / Captured from the German's / Pershing's vetrans / on the / War exhibit train / Georgetown, Thurs, Oct 17th
Folder: 47 Pour la liberte / Fete de L'Independence / 1776 4 Julliet 1918

General note

US Soldier, George Washington, US flag and ship; Statue of Liberty casting light

1918
Folder: 47 Untitled

General note

2 Heads of females, draped in British, French Flags

Folder: 47 Under four flags / Third / United State Official War Picture

General note

4 soldiers of 4 nations

Folder: 47 Les Ombres / Heros Belges / No. 2

General note

Silhouette of soldiers, dogs pulling arms

1914
Folder: 47 Bekanntmachung / Das / Verhalten der Bevoelkerung / Der Oberburgermeister / Aden auer /Coln, den 13 Dezember 1918
1918
Folder: 47 Hero land / The Greatest spectacle / The world has ever seen / For the greatest need / the world has ever known / Grand Central Palace

General note

British tank "Brittania" in action

1917
Folder: 47 Hero land / Or over the top with Uncle Sam and his allies / Grand Central Palace / Opening Nove 24th / A Bazaar with scenes / From the fighting fronts

General note

French "Marianne" dressed as Roman warrior, holding shield of French Republic

Folder: 47 Welcome 77th / Argonne Conquerors

General note

Huge figure of the "Spirit of Argonne" hovering over soldiers in the field

Folder: 47 1492 Oct. 12 1918 / Liberty Day

General note

Columbus pointing to Statue of Liberty

1918
Folder: 47 1914! / Le Bon Aporte / No 4

General note

Hun looming over destroyed town

1914
Folder: 47 1914! / Bravoure Allemande / No 2

General note

Dead boy; Hun with bayonet

1914
Folder: 47 1914! / Les Assassins! / No 1

General note

2 marauding Huns with bloody knives

1914
Folder: 47 1914! / Les "Tauben" Sur Paris" / No 5

General note

Hun smoking and drinking; Frenchman saluting

1914
Folder: 47 1914! / Le Bataillon Sacre / No 3

General note

Soldiers at arms; flags rear

1914
Folder: 47 Have your answers / Ready / Census / State Military June 11 to 16

General note

Uncle Sam; census book; holidng quill to record responses

Folder: 47 Les Ombres / Vers l'Abime / No 1

General note

Silhouette of derected soldier loading scrawney horse

1914
Folder: 47 Hero land / Grand / Central / Palace / Nov 24th / to Dec 12th

General note

British tank "Brittania" in action

Subseries VII.2: British and Foreign Recruitment

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 48 Another call / "More / Men / And still / More / Until the enemy / is crushed" / Lord Kitchener

General note

Soldier with bugle

Folder: 48 Are you in this?

General note

Military men, civilians, nurse, child, united in war effort, 1 civilian looking on

Folder: 48 For food production / Forage & timber / The help of British women / Is urgent and indispensable / Women's Land Army / Enrol today
Folder: 48 The Empire's Need / Men / Munitions / Money / Which are you supplying?!

General note

British Flag

Folder: 48 If you were a German / Age 18 50 / You would be fighting / For the Kaiser / What are you doing / For the King?

General note

British Flag

Folder: 48 Your King and country / Need you / A wee "scrap o' paper" is Britains bond / To maintain the honour and glory / of the / British Empire

General note

soldier in kilt with bayonet

1914
Folder: 48 If the / Cap fits / You / Join / The Army / Today

General note

Army Cap

Folder: 48 For food production / Forage & timber / Recruits required / Immediately for the Women's Land Army

General note

Woman with cow and milking pail

Folder: 48 The key to the / Munitions / Men / and / Money / Are you / Helping / to Turn it? / Situation

General note

key

Folder: 48 To my people / George R.H. / Buckingham Palace
Folder: 48 Comparisons / In civil life / In H.M. forces

General note

Civilians, soldiers and comparison list of benefits

1919
Folder: 48 The Army of Today's / All Right

General note

Head of soldier smoking pipe

Folder: 48 Think! / Are you content for / Him to fight for you? / Won't you do your bit? / We shall win / But you must help / Join Today

General note

Soldier with bayonet (black and white)

Folder: 49 He did his duty / Will you do yours?

General note

Portrait of deceased soldier, frame draped in bunting, medals, helmet and sword in front

Folder: 49 Men of London / Each recruit / Means / Quicker peace / Join today / God save the King

General note

houses of Parliament

Folder: 49 Take up the / Sword of justice

General note

Brittania with sword, battleship, dead chldren in open seas

1915
Folder: 49 British subjects / It is your duty / to / Enlist / in the / British or Canadian Army / Headquarters British Recruiting Mission, 280 Broadway, NY
Folder: 49 To the Women / of Liverpool / Come to the recruiting rally at / St. George's Hall / WRAF
Folder: 49 Men of the Empire! / Rally round the flag / and / Jon the Army today / Your country needs you / Complete the second half million

General note

Shield printed "Pro patria" before Allied flags

Folder: 49 W.A.A.C. / Evey fit woman / Can release a fit man / Join the / Women's Army / Auxiliary Corps

General note

WAAC women and Union Jack

Folder: 49 Women's Royal Air Force / Recruiting Rally / St. Albans Market Place, Thursday, 10th October 1918
1918
Folder: 49 Queen Mary's Army Auxilary Corps / Kingston and District / Local Recruting Committee / Recruting Office, 60 Eden Street
Folder: 49 Be a sportsman / and lend a hand / to the lads at / the front / They want / Your help!
Folder: 49 "Be Honest with / Yourself. Be certain / That your socalled / Reason is not a / Selfish excuse." / Lord Ritchener / Enlist today

General note

Soldiers silhouetted against battlefield

Folder: 49 17th november 1914 / 100,000 men / Are needed at once / to add to the ranks at the new armies / Join for the war
1914
Folder: 49 Follow me! / Your country needs you

General note

Soldier

Folder: 49 Join the / R.A.M.C. / And learn a useful occupation which may help / You later in civilian life

General note

Medical corpsman, signs listing skills: pharmacists, lab attendants, X-ray attendants, nursing orderlies, mental attendants, masseurs, hospital cooks, etc.

Folder: 49 "A happy new year / To our gallant soldiers" / You can / Make it certain / I f you / Join Now

General note

soldiers marching, rays of sun spelling Victory rear, + 1915

1915
Folder: 49 National service / Women clerks / Wanted at once / For / Service / In France / With the British Army

General note

Women Colunteers before ship leaving for France

Folder: 49 Single men / Hundreds of thousands of / Married men have left their homes to fight for / King and counrty / Show your appreciation / By following their noble example

General note

Mother and children at home, men fighting on battlefield

Folder: 49 Which? / Have you a / Reason / Or only an / Excuse / For not enlisting / Now?
Folder: 49 Britons! / Your / Country / Needs / You

General note

Message printed over grisaille maps of Great Britain

Folder: 49 If you / Cannot / Join the Army / Try and / Get a / Recruit
Folder: 49 The late / Lord Robert's /Stirring words / To London's Special Service Battalion / Can you read this unmoved?
Folder: 49 Queen Mary's Army / Auziliary Corps / The girl / Behind the man / Behind the gun

General note

Women in Army Auxiliary Corps uniform waving, other AAC women rear

Folder: 49 To the women / of Canada / Won't you help / and send a man to / Enlist today?
Folder: 49 Take up the sword of justice / Join now

General note

Hand holding sword

1915
Folder: 49 To the women of Britain / Women are urgently / Wanted for employment . With the army at home /Enroll today in / Queen mary's / Army Auxillary Corps
Folder: 49 Britishers / Enlist today / 250 Broadway

General note

Union Jack

Folder: 49 In Polish: Poles / Under the Polish flag on to the fight / "For our liberty and for yours!" / Enlist today

General note

Polish soldier carrying his country's flag; US and British flags rear

Folder: 49 Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps / 5,000 / Women / Clerks / Free / Training / If Required
Folder: 49 "What are / You doing / For the empire?" / Now's the time / to show what you / Can do! / Join the Army Today
Folder: 49 Free training / For clerkships / In / Queen Mary's / Army Auxilary Corps
Folder: 49 Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps / The British Army calls urgently / For the help of British women / 7,000 . Cooks and / Watiresses / Free training if required
Folder: 49 British Women! the / Royal Air Force / Needs your help / Enroll at once in the WRAF

General note

WRAF Women pointing to enilstment sign, airplanes rear

Folder: 49 Patriotic Service / for / British women / Women wanted urgently / WAAC / WRNS

General note

Brittania with arms around 2 women, 1 in WRNS, 1 in WAAC

Folder: 49 Britain's / Strong arm / And / Yours / Will carry us / Through / Enlist now
Folder: 49 The Royal Naval Canadian / Volunteer Reserve / Overseas Division
Folder: 49 More men / Are wanted for / His Majesty's Army / Enlist now
Folder: 49 Ministry of Labour / Women's War Services / A public / Recruiting / Meeting / Will be held on the / Bulwark , Brecon
Folder: 49 Free training for / Clerks, cooks, and waitresses / for / Queen Mary's / Army Auxiliary Corps
Folder: 49 Ministry of labour / Women's war services / Exhibition / Septermber 18 to September 25, 1918
1918
Folder: 49 Rally round the flag / We must have more men

General note

Soldier, British flag on battlefield

Folder: 49 Forward! / Forward to victory / Enlist now

General note

Soldier charging on horseback

Folder: 49 1805 "England Expects" 1915 / Ary you doing your duty today?

General note

Revolutionary war soldier against fleet of 1915 battleships

1915
Folder: 50 Queen Mary's / Army auxiliary Corps / We're looking / to you / to join our circle

General note

WAAC member pointing to you; others smiling in rear

Folder: 50 Wanted immediately for the / Royal Navy / Royal Marines
Folder: 50 Soldiers' seperation / Allowances / Increased rates from March 1, 1915 / Wives and children of married men / Motherless children / Other dependents of unmarried soldiers and widowers
1915
Folder: 50 To the women / of Britain / Some of your men / Fold are holding back / On your account /Won't you prove your / Love for your country / By persuading / Them to go ?
Folder: 50 Your Country / Wants / You / and / 500,000 / More men / Like you / Don't wait! / But join now
Folder: 50 There are three / Types of men / Those who hear / the call and obey / those who delay / and others / to which do you belong?
Folder: 50 Why aren't / You / In khaki? / You'll be wanted / Enlist at once
Folder: 50 Wireless operators / Urgently wanted / Write or call / The Traffice Manager / Marconi International Marine Communication Co LTD / marconi House, Strand WC 2

General note

Young man in marine uniform before room with man with wireless at his desk

Folder: 50 France's Day / In aid of the / French Red Cross / (British Committee) / Carlsisle and District / Sat Oct 12 / Come and help

General note

Nurses attending wounded soldiers

1917
Folder: 50 England expects / and / England must not and / Will not be disappointed / Recruits wanted / For the / Royal Naval Division

General note

Ship at sea with flags flying

Folder: 50 It's going to be a long / Drawnout sturggle / The Prime Minister / At the Guildhall / Novmeber 9th 1914
1914
Folder: 50 Remember! / "England expects" / Are you between 15 and 40 /j If so the navy requires / You for its glorious service / Join today

General note

Sailor silhouetted against naval canons

Subseries VII.3: Foreign Non-recruitment

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 51 Play the game / To all ranks of British forces / It is our duty to respect the / Property of our allies.. .. ..
Folder: 51 Britain's Day / December 7, 1917 / America / This day / Pays tribute to / Britain's / Achievements in / the Great War

General note

Busts of PH; George Washington before Sulgrave Manor, home of Washington's forfathers in England

1918
Folder: 51 Hoot Mon / The Kilties are here! / British Recruting Week / July 16 21

General note

Uncle Sam, John Bull, and Scotsman in kilt playing bagpipe

Folder: 51 Side by side / Britannia / Britain's Day Dec 7th, 1918

General note

Uncle Same, Britannia arm in arm

1918
Folder: 51 America's tribute to Britain

General note

Ameican eagle, British lion - woodcut

Folder: 52 Back him up! / Buy Victory Bonds

General note

Back of Soldier with bayonet nearing battlefield

Folder: 52 Fight or pay / That others may fight / British freedom / or / Prussian militarism / Which? / Subscribe now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund
Folder: 52 How can you cheer / For the boys / When they / Come home / If you have neither / Fought nor paid / Subscribe now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund
Folder: 52 If you can't fight / You can pay / Subscribe to the Canadian Patiriotic Fund
Folder: 52 Did you do anything / To / Beat Germany / Last year? / Fight or pay

General note

British and Canadian flags

Folder: 52 Have you asked / Yourself / 1. Is British freedom worh defending? / 2. Am I helping de / Fend it? / 3. If not, why not?

General note

Hand with finger pointing, Union Jack

Folder: 52 "Dad's on the line / Busy fighting" / What are / You doing? / Subscribe now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund
Folder: 52 Carlisle / Hut day / Church Army Recreation / Huts and tents / Urgently needed / On all fronts

General note

Soldiers filing into Church Army Hut

1917
Folder: 52 To naval men / L1 for 15'6 /War Savings / Certificates / Buy instalments
Folder: 52 To maintain the prosperity / of Canada / Buy / Victory Bonds / 5 interest tax free

General note

3 pictures of prosperity: a farm, factory, shipbuilding yard

Folder: 52 King George's Fund / For sailors / Patron: his Majesty the King

General note

Brittanial withwsowrd and shield / hand with torch of liberty emerging from wather with boats at sea

Folder: 52 Do your bit / Save food

General note

Sailor in British navy; ships at sea

Folder: 52 It's worth while! / That's why / Buy War Savings Certificates

General note

2 workmen having lunch, discussing purchase of savings certificates

1917
Folder: 52 Coal / The coal you are / Going without is / Forging the key for vicotry

General note

Coal shuttle

Folder: 52 If you cannot / Give a life / You can / Save a life / By helping the Canadian Red Cross
Folder: 52 Our boys must face the / Ravages of war / They need not face the / Ravages of disease / Help .. .. By / Subscribing to Canadian Red Cross
Folder: 52 Back them up / My duty / Invest in the / War loan

General note

man with hand in pocket to get money; soldiers rear

Folder: 52 Will your subscription / Mean to your family / A sacrifice / Equal to that of the soldier's families? / does our /Common cause / Not demand as much / Subscribe now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund
Folder: 52 Victory / Bonds / Will help stop / This / Kultur vs. Humanity

General note

Canadian soldier with dad Red Cross nurse in Waxer; U boat rear; life saver with Llandovery Castle printed on it

Folder: 52 Are you one of those / .. .. Neither / Fighting nor paying / Fight or pay / Subscribe now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund
Folder: 52 Can I afford / to pay for freedom / Belgium must afford / To pay for slavery / Canadians / .. .. Must provide.. .. / Saving us from Belgium's fate / Subscribe now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund
Folder: 52 Doing my bit / Four years / Do yours / Buy / Victory Bonds

General note

Soldier in kilt, holding up four fingers

Folder: 52 Buy / National / War Bonds /Regularly / Week by Week

General note

Brittania

Folder: 52 They serve France / How can I serve Canada? / Buy Victory / Bonds
Folder: 52 Help our district / Win this flag / Honor Flag / Victory / Loan / 1918 / Awarded by / His Excellence the Governor of Canada to Districts exceeding their quota

General note

Honor flag

1918
Folder: 52 Some women / Are sending their men / Some men / Are giving their lives / What are you doing? / Fight or pay / Subscribe now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund
Folder: 52 England expects / Buy National War Bonds / or / War Savings Certificates / Now

General note

Decorated British sailor, ships rear

Folder: 52 Write a cheque / Today / For / National War Bonds

General note

Inkwell with pen

Folder: 52 Yours / Not to do and die / Yours but to go and / Buy / Victory Bonds / 1918

General note

Soldiers with bayonets

1918
Folder: 52 Jutland Day / Thursday, May 31st / In aid of / the John Cornwell v.c. Ntional Memorial / Cottage Homes / For / Disabled Soldiers

General note

Ships at sea; medal marked John Cornwell v.c.

Folder: 52 Pave the way / To victory / Buy / Victory Bonds

General note

Soldiers on armored cars waving

Folder: 52 How much / Should I give? / For $16 a month / You can keep a man at the front / Subscribe now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund
Folder: 52 "If ye break faith / Ye shall not sleep" / Buy Victory Bonds

General note

Soldier before grave in Flanders Field, filled with poppies

Folder: 52 Faith in Canada / Use it all for / Victory / Bonds

General note

Soldiers on battlefield, chest of coins / jewelry

Folder: 52 Thank God / And the / Sailors / For my / Good breakfast

General note

Central cirlce of family at breakfast table; against background of shipbuilding yard

Folder: 52 India Day /France / Flanders. Saldonica / Mesopotamia / Egypt / Palestine / East Africa

General note

Multi racial soldiers on the battlefield

Folder: 52 Are you saving / For the children? / Save for their education and give / Them a start in life / Buy / War Savings Certificates

General note

Father, 2 children, War Savings Certificates

Folder: 52 Crippled boys / Wounded soldiers / Princess Louise / Military wards / Heritage craft / Schools / Chailey / "Educate / Convalescence" / of / Wounded men

General note

6 photos of men at various craft activities

1915
Folder: 52 Ministry of Labour / Employment Department / Tooting local / Davisory Committee
1918-10-21
Folder: 52 Thank them with / War Bonds

General note

Canon with ammo and bags of money

Folder: 52 Your maxim / "Buy War Bonds"

General note

Soldiers behind maching gun with 5% national war bonds as ammo

Folder: 52 A Y.M.C.A. Welcome for the men of / HM Forces near the / London railway stations / "The Shakespeare" Hut / London's latest YMCA for soldiers

General note

12 photos of YMCA huts in London

Folder: 52 Yes / Complete Victory / If you eat / Less bread

General note

Loaf of bread

Folder: 53 Town topics / The / Suicide / Of / Germany
1914-08-08
Folder: 53 The Referee / The Unique Sunday Journal / France / Invades / Germany
Folder: 53 War! War! / Described and pictured by / Robert L. Dunn / (Collier's war correspondent) / How Russia lost / With / Motion pictures
Folder: 53 Jerusalem captured: The holy city wrested from the Turks

General note

4 photographs of Jerusalem; 1 of Gen. Sir Edmund Allenby, Commander of British forces in Palestine

Folder: 53 Lloyd's News Sunday, August 9 / Kaiser's nephew / Reported / Captured
1914
Folder: 53 Daily Telegraph / Sunday August 9 / War Edition / Fierce fighting / in Alsace / Liege holding / Out / British sieze / German colony
1914
Folder: 53 Sunday Times / French / Invade / Alsace
1914-08-09
Folder: 53 The Weekly Dispatch / Full list / of Amphion / Victims / [Official]
1914-08-09
Folder: 53 John Bull Weekly / To Hell / With / Servia!
Folder: 53 Observer / Yesterday's / Great / Battle: / 45,000 / Losses
Folder: 53 The Sporting Times / Otherwise known as "The Pinic 'uh' / Us / And / At 'Em
1914-08-08
Folder: 53 Reynold's / Special Sunday Edition / French / Victory / in Alsace / Fierce Fighting
1914-08-09
Folder: 53 The Weekly Dispach / 3 German / Army / Corps / Put Out of Action
1914-08-09
Folder: 53 Times / Battle / In / Alsace / Special Cables
1914-08-09
Folder: 53 Reynold's / Special Sunday Edition / German / Army's / Critical / Position
1914-08-09
Folder: 53 Reynold's / Late Night War Edition / German / Army in / Flight / Official
Folder: 53 The / World / War / By J.L. Garvin
Folder: 53 The People / Special Edition / Germans / On the Run! / French Victory / in Alsace / Amphion / Furhter Survivors
1914-08-09

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