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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

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Container List

Series I: Recruitment

Scope and Contents Note

Series I: Recruitment, includes posters used to encourage enlistment in the United States Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Tank Corps, American Field Service, a variety of local and state regiments, and the National Guard. Also present in this series are draft notices and other materials produced by the Selective Service Draft Board, such as draft notices in French, Russian, Czech, Polish, and Italian among others.

Subseries I.1: US Army / Air Force

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 1 Join Army / Navy / Marines

General note

US Flag with tassles

Folder: 1 Join Army/Navy/Marines

General note

U.S. flag

Folder: 1 US Army / 50,000 redblooded men going to serve in France and on the Rhine now / US Recruiting Station in Maine / Portland, 463 Congress St
Folder: 1 For liberty

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Soldier/sailor crossing guns/Statue of Liberty background

Folder: 1 The United States Army/ Wants men/ Between 18 and 35 years of age/A steady job 3 to 30 years/Retirement at the end of 30 years with a check each month for $33.00 to $79.50 for life. Apply recruiting offices (Various addresses in NYC)

General note

Soldier on horseback

Folder: 1 The United States Army/ Wants men/ Between 18 and 35 years fo age/Board, lodging, clothing, baths, gymnasium/Bowling alleys/School/LibrariesFree Apply Army recruiting offices25 Third Ave, 147 Park Row, 749 Sixth Ave . . .

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Soldier

Folder: 1 One hundred drafted colored men/Who drilled with Dr. Boyce before joining the Buffaloes, are in position of authority in their regiments now/Address all communications for Dr. Boyce's Military Free Night Schoos (Boyce's Tigers) to Dr. A.L. Boyce . . .

General note

cartoon strip: "colored" soldiers, 2 menials & 1 corporal who had trained with Dr. Boyce

1917
Folder: 1 The U.S. Air Service needs/Carpenters/Cabinet makers & wood workers/See U.S. Army recruiting office at /Before December 13
Folder: 1 Uphold our honor/Join ArmyNavyMarines

General note

American flag

Folder: 1 The U.S. Air Service needs/Machinists/And metal workers/See U.S. Army recruiting office at/142 East 14 St/Before December 13

General note

photographs of Pershing, battle scenes

Folder: 1 Serve on the Rhine Now in the A.E.F. / United States Recruiting Station in Maine / Portland, 463 Congress St

General note

Uncle Sam and civilian

Folder: 1 "Fellows who stick by you in everything" says Corporal Daly
Folder: 1 The air service wants 1000 New England men at once(Listing of recruiting offices in Massachusetts)
Folder: 1 Join Army / Navy / Marines

General note

US Flag

Folder: 1 Join Army/Navy/Marines

General note

U.S. flag with tassels

Folder: 1 The father of our country / Appealed for soldiers as follows.. .. .. / Do as our forefathers did in 1776 / Enlist / Army Recruiting Office

General note

Replicas of Continental Army soldiers and quote from Washington broadside

Folder: 1 The United States Army /Wants men / Between 18 and 35 years of age / Board, lodging, clothing, baths, gymnasium / Bowling alleys / School / Libraries Free apply / Army Recruiting Offices 25 Third Ave, 147 Park Row, 749 Sixth Ave, 79 Cortland St, .. .. .

General note

Soldier

Folder: 1 The United States Army /Wants men / Between 18 and 35 years of age / A steady job 3 to 30 years / Retirement at the end of 30 years with a check each month for $33.00 to $79.50 for life. Apply Recruiting Offices (+various addresses NYC)

General note

Soldiers on horseback

Folder: 1 Uphold our honor / Join the army navy marines

General note

American flag

Folder: 1 One hundred drafted colored men / Who drilled with Dr Boyce before joining the Buffaloes are in position of authority in their regiments now / Address all communications for Dt Boyce's Military Free Night Schools (Boyce's Tigers) to Dr AL Boyce Box 23.. .

General note

Cartoon: 3 stereotypically drawn "colored" soldiers; 2 menialists, 1 corporal who announces his attendance to Dr Boyce's

1917
Folder: 1 The U.S. Air Service needs / Machinists / And metal workers / See US Army Recruiting Office at / 142 East 14 St (in crayon) / Before December 13
Folder: 1 The U.S. Air Service needs / Carpenters / Cabinet makers and wood workers / See US Army Recruiting Office at ____________ /Before December 13
Folder: 1 The Air Service wants 1000 New England men at once (listing of recruiting offices in MA)
Folder: 1 The sun never sets on the stars and stripes / The US Army gives you your choice.. .. .. An education in intself / See the US Army Recruiting and Office at ____ (various addresses in Maine / NH)
Folder: 1 The Army / You'll like it / Do you want a University Education? / Uncle Sam will pay for it / US Army Recruiting Stations Maine / New Hampshire
Folder: 1 Pershing wants 12,000 real men / Will you be one of them? / Serve your country with the skill that is yorus
Folder: 1 Volunteer / And choose your own branch of the service / Uncle Sam

General note

Uncle Sam

Folder: 1 For liberty

General note

Soldier, sailor crossing guns; Statue of Liberty background

Folder: 1 The father of our country/Appealed for soldiers as follows…/DO as our forefathers did in 1776/Enlist/Army recruiting office

General note

replicas of Continental Army soldiers & quote from Washington broadside

Folder: 1 The sun never sets on the Stars & Stripes/The U.S. Army gives you your choice . . . An education in itself/See the U.S. Army recruiting officeer at (various locations in Maine/New Hampshire)
Folder: 1 U.S. Army/50,000 redblooded men going to serve in France and on the Rhinenow/U.S. recruiting station in Maine/Portland, 463 Congress St.
Folder: 1 Serve on the Rhinenow in the A.E.F./United States recruiting station in Maine/Portland, 463 Congress St.

General note

Uncle Sam and civilian

Folder: 1 The Army/You'll like it/Do you want a University Education?/Uncle Sam will pay for it/U.S. Army recruiting stations Maine/New Hampshire
Folder: 1 Pershing want 12,000 real men/Will you be one of them?/Serve your country with the skill that is yours
Folder: 1 Volunteer/And choose your own branch of the service/Uncle Sam

General note

Uncle Sam

Folder: 2 Join the Army Air Service/Be an American Eagle!

General note

Warring American Eagles (American/German)

Folder: 2 "New York City has at present no protection against hostile aircraft. Such protection is an immediate and present necessity." John Dorroy Mitchell, mayor./Veteran Corps of Artillery/Armory: 33 Street and Park Ave./Enlist now.

General note

soldier scanning sky for bombs to bridge

Folder: 2 Join the Air Service and serve in France/Do it now

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2 soldiers and fighter plane

1917
Folder: 2 Roll of Honor/of our men who have entered the service of their country by joining the Army or Navy/Contributed by the Vigilantes

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Blank "honor roll" with American Eagle above

Folder: 2 Columbia calls / Enlist now for US Army

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"Liberty " carrying flag and Halsted poem of 1916

Folder: 2 Columbia calls/Enlist now for U.S. Army

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"Liberty" carrying flag and Halsted poem of 1916

Folder: 2 Enlist/On which side of the window are you?

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Civilian looking out window at parade of soldiers

1917
Folder: 2 500 Teamsters/Wanted for the Army/Recruiting office: 357 Broadway, N.Y. City

General note

Soldiers and horse-drawn cart

Folder: 2 U.S. Army Air Service need men / Chauffeurs, mechanics and allied tradesmen are especially desired / come on / Help win the war
Folder: 2 New York City has at present no protection against hostile aircraft. Such protection is an immediate and present necessity." John Durroy Mitchel, Mayor / Veteran Corps of Artillery / Armory 33 Street and Park Ave / Enlist now
Folder: 2 Enlist / On which side of the the window are you?

General note

Civliain looking out window at parade of soldiers

1917
Folder: 2 Join the Army Air Service / Be an American Eagle

General note

Warring eagles (American and German)

Folder: 2 Join the Air Service and serve in France / Do it now

General note

2 soldiers and fighter plane

1917
Folder: 2 Roll of Honor / of our men who have entered the service of their country by joining the army or navy / Contributed by the Vigilantes

General note

Blank "honor roll" with American eagle above

Folder: 2 500 Teamsters / Wanted for the Army / Recruiting Office, 357 Boradway, NYC

General note

Soldiers and horse drawn cart

Folder: 2 U.S. Army Air Service need men/Chauffeurs, mechanics and allied tradesmen are especially desired/Come on/Help win the war

Subseries I.2: Marines

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 3 U.S. Pictoral Service / Ruth Law wants to fly with US Marines / New Orleans

General note

Ruth Law on plane, marines, 1 carrying recruitment poster by LA Shafer

1917
Folder: 3 U.S. Pictoral Service / Charley Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford / Do their bit to help the USMarine Corps recruit men

General note

Photo and illustration of above

1918
Folder: 3 U.S. Pictoral Service / Big Jess Willard enlists with US Marines

General note

Photo of Big Jess Willard

1917
Folder: 3 Go over with US Marines

General note

Lady Marine calendar for July 1918

1918
Folder: 3 US Pictorial Service/Ruth Law wants to fly with U.S. Marines/New Orleans

General note

Ruth Law (aviatrix) on plane, Marines, 1 carrying recruitment poster by L.A Shafer

1917
Folder: 3 Proclamation! / Citizens of New York / You are going to enlist .. .. .. Marines Corps / 24 East 23 St, Signed George Banint (?)
Folder: 3 Join me / The first to fight on land and sea / US Marines / Apply at 24 East 23 Street, NYC

General note

Head of marine with rifle (hat cut off)

Folder: 3 U.S. Pictoral Service / Giant artillery tractor used by US Marines / Quantico, VA

General note

Photo of above

1918
Folder: 3 US Marines / Serve America on land and sea / Enlist at 2 East 23 St, NY

General note

Marine marching on poer, battleship in rear

Folder: 3 Your country calls / Join the Marines / For information apply recruiting station or Navy League
Folder: 3 "All in the day's work" / Enlist in the United States Marine Corps for interesting duty land, sea or sky

General note

Cartoon of marines in different activities

Folder: 3 Chasing the rainbow / While encircling the globe / Men wanted for a good job / United States Recruiting Station / Ask the Postmaster

General note

Photos of marines in various countries and various activities

Folder: 3 For action on sea and land / Join the Marines / Apply at US Marine Recruiting Station / 24 East 23 Street, New York
Folder: 3 Join me/The first to fight on land and sea/US Marines/Apply at 24 East 23rd Street, New York City

General note

head of Marine with rifle (hat cut off)

Folder: 3 U.S. Marines/Serve America on land and sea/Enlist at 24 East 23rd St., New York

General note

Marine marching on pier/battleship in rear

Folder: 3 Go over with U.S. Marines

General note

lady Marine/calendar for July 1918

1918
Folder: 3 U.S. Pictorial Service/Charley Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford/Do their bit to help the US Marine Corps Recruitment

General note

photo and illustration by Hadley/Marine Corps

1918
Folder: 3 All in the day's work/Enlist in the United States Marine Corps for interesting duty land, sea, or sky.

General note

Cartoon of Marines in different activities

Folder: 3 Proclamation!/Citizens of New York/You are going to enlist . . . Marine Corps./24 East 23 St. signed George Banint?
Folder: 3 Chasing the rainbow/While encircling the globe/Men wanted for a good job/United States Recruiting Station/Ask the Postmaster

General note

photos of Marines in various countries/various activities

Folder: 3 For action on sea and land/Join the Marines/Apply at U.S. Marine Recruiting Station, 24 East 23 Street, New York
Folder: 3 U.S. Pictorial Service/Big Jess Willard enlists with U.S. Marines

General note

photo of Big Jess Willard

1917
Folder: 3 Your country calls/Join the Marines/For information apply recruiting station or Navy League
Folder: 3 U.S. Pictorial Service/Giant artillery tractor used by U.S. Marines/Quantico, VA.

General note

photot of giant artillery tractor

1918
Folder: 4 First in France/U.S. Marines

General note

charging Marine

Folder: 4 First in France / U.S. Marines

General note

Charging marine

Folder: 4 The US Marines / Want you / Apply at 24 East 23 Street, NYC

General note

US Marine

Folder: 4 He did his duty / "No finer military organization than the Marine Corps exists in the world" George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy / Will you? / Join.. .. .. US Marines Apply at 139 Bowery, NY, NY
Folder: 4 Do your duty / Join the US Marines / Help them defend America on land and sea / Apply at / 24 East 23 Street, NY, NY

General note

Marines among cannon on ship

Folder: 4 Marine Corps Week / June 10 16 / Join the U.S. Marines / The soldiers that go to sea / Where there's action / Enlist at 24 East 23 St, NY

General note

Marines standing at attention on board ship

Folder: 4 Teufel Hunden / German nickname for the U.S. Marines / Devil Dog Recruiting Station / 628 South State Street

General note

Hefty fiery-eyed bulldog with US helmet chasing cute little German helmeted dachshund

Folder: 4 First to fight! U.S. Marines / Enlist at 24 East 23 St
Folder: 4 U.S. Marines / Soldiers of the sea

General note

Marines attacking with bayonets

Folder: 4 For active Service Join the U.S. Marines / For full information apply to Postmaster

General note

2 marines on ledge overlooking battleships, 1 with binoculars, 1 with samaphone

Folder: 4 "Spirit of 1917" / Join the U.S. Marines at 8 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.

General note

4 Marines carry US Flag and Marine Corps flag

1917
Folder: 4 EEEYahYip / Go over with U.S. Marines

General note

Marine with bayonet

Folder: 4 US Marines / Fist to hoist old glory on foreign soil /Join them for overseas duty / Enlist at 24 East 23 St.

General note

Marines hoisting American flag on sunny land with palm tree thatched roof houses

Folder: 4 U.S. Marines/Soldiers of the sea

General note

Marines attacking with bayonets

Folder: 4 The U.S. Marines/Want you/Apply at 24 East 23rd Street, New York City

General note

U.S. Marine facing you

Folder: 4 He did his duty/"No finer military organization than the Marine Corps exists in the world." George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy/Will you?/Join . . . US Marines. Apply at 139 Bowery, New York, NY

General note

Admiral Dewey

Folder: 4 Do your duty/Join the U.S. Marines/Help them defend America on land and sea/Apply at/24 East 23 Street, New York, NY

General note

Marines arming cannon on ship

Folder: 4 Marine Corps week/June 10 to 16/Join the U.S. Marines/The soldiers that go to sea/Where there's action/Enlist at 24 East 23 Street, New York

General note

Marines standing at attention on board ship

Folder: 4 Teufel Hunden/German nickname for US Marines/Devil dog Recruiting Station/628 South State Street

General note

bulldog with US helmet chasing German helmeted dachschund

Folder: 4 First to fight! US Marines/Enlist at 24 East 23rd St.
Folder: 4 US Marines/First to hoist Old Glory on foreign soil/Join them for overseas duty/Enlist at 24 East 23 Street

General note

Marines hoisting American flag on sunny land with palm tree & thatched-roof houses

Folder: 4 "Spirit of 1917"/Join the U.S. Marines at Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

General note

4 Marines carry US flag & Marine Corps flag

1917
Folder: 4 "Soldiers of the Sea"/Write for illustrated booklet/Headquarters US Marine Corps, Washington DC

General note

2 Marines in full dress standing next to plinth with Marine Corps symbol. 1 with bugle, 1 with gun

Folder: 4 EEEYahYip/Go over with U.S. Marines

General note

Marine with bayonet

Folder: 4 "Soldiers of the Sea" / Write for illustrated booklet / Headquarters US Marine Corps, Washington DC

General note

2 marines standing next to plinth with marin Corps symbol; 1 with bugle, 1 with gun

Folder: 4 For active service join the U.S. Marines/For full information apply to Postmaster

General note

2 marines on ledge overlooking battleships, 1 with binoculars, 1 with semaphore

Subseries I.3: Navy

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 5 Halt the hun/Submarine/Clear the road to france/Join the Navy, Naval Reserve or Coast Guard. One Service/One Call

General note

men, women, children huddled on lifeboat, sailor pointing to rescue ship

Folder: 5 The Navy strikes now/Follow the flag for freedom/Your choice, Naval Reserve, Coast Guard, or Navy/394 E. 150th Street

General note

"Liberty" leading the navy

Folder: 5 For liberty's sake/Enlist in the Navy

General note

Statue of Liberty

Folder: 5 U.S. Navy needs Americans man the battle fleet/Enlist at 962 Chapel St.
1917
Folder: 5 See the world! Save your money! Serve the nation! Navy/Information gladly give at U.S. Navy recruiting stations

General note

sailor pointing to sign

Folder: 5 U.S. Navy/It is hereby directed that the authorized enlisted strength of the Navy be increased to 87,000 men. Woodrow Wilson./Make this a new leaf; turn it over and see what you ought to do.

General note

Uncle Sam beckoning civilians to enlist

1917
Folder: 5 U.S.S. Recruit, "launched" in Union Square, NYC, May 30, 1917/Crowd of civilians visit the dreadnaught daily

General note

photo of above

1917
Folder: 5 First call/I need you in the Navy this minute!/Our country will always be proudest of those who answered the first call/Navy Recruiting Stations: 34 East 23rd Street, NY/ 115 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

General note

Uncle Sam pointing to you

1917
Folder: 5 Warding off a night attack / Each dread naught carries 20 mor more 5inch rapid fire guns for repelling the attacks of topedo vessels / These guns are loaded and fired 20 times per minute and have a 60 pound projectile at 2 miles off

General note

Photo of sailors manning a gun aboard a ship

Folder: 5 Warding off a night attack/Each dreadnaught carriers 20 or more 5inch rapid fire guns repelling the attacks of torpedo vessels/These guns are loaded and fired 20 times per minute and hurl a 60 pound projectile at a target 2 Miles off.."

General note

photo of sailors manning a gun aboard ship

Folder: 5 Army and Navy/A lift as far as we go
Folder: 5 Greatest school on earth/Travel in the United States Navy and Learn to Know the World You Live In/Ages 17 to 35 Years/Apply Navy Recruiting Station

General note

Photo of battleship at sea

Folder: 5 A good Navy must have the best men/Don't delay/ Enlist today

General note

All Print and Navy Seal

1917
Folder: 5 Your Navy needs you now/Enlist/at the nearest Recruiting Station

General note

All Print and Navy Department Seal

1917
Folder: 5 Navy! Uncle Sam is calling you! Enlist in the Navy! Do it now/I want you

General note

Uncle Sam pointing to you

1917
Folder: 5 The Navy League / Has the honor of announcing, that this house has furnished a man for the nation's defense

General note

Printed message below US Navy League flag

Folder: 5 The Navy League/Has the honor of announcing, that this house has furnished a man for the nation's defense

General note

printed message below U.S. Navy League flag

Folder: 5 Army and Navy / A lift as far as we go
Folder: 5 Greatest School on earth / Travel in the United States Navy and learn to know the world you live in / Ages 17 to 35 years / Apply Navy Recruiting Station

General note

Photo of battleship at sea

Folder: 5 A good navy must have the best men / Don't delay / Enlist today

General note

Navy Dept seal

1917
Folder: 5 Your Navy needs you now / Enlist / At the nearest recruiting station

General note

Navy Dept seal

1917
Folder: 5 Keep the American Flag on the seas/Join the Navy/Enlist now Your country needs you

General note

battleships on high seas

Folder: 5 Torpedo Boat destroys passing in review

General note

Photo of above

1917
Folder: 5 U.S.S. Recruit, "Launched" in Union Square, NYC May 30, 1917 / Crowd of civilians visit the Dreadnaught daily

General note

Photo of above

1917
Folder: 5 Protect your flag / Navy needs you / Apply Recruitiment Station or Navy League

General note

Flags of Britain, US, France; sailor with HMS hat and sailor with FRANCE on hat

1917
Folder: 5 Will you supply eyes for the Navy? Navy Ships need binoculars and spy glasses / Will you help us "stand watch" on a destroyer

General note

A blindfolded sailor on board ship on stormy sea trying to "feel" his way rather than "seeing"

Folder: 5 USN/This gun is "Over There"/Where are you?/Man the guns of the Navy, get in the game/Enlist

General note

gun

1917
Folder: 5 US Navy requires firemen/2nd class and 3rd class/For battleships, cruisers and transports../Pay Firemen 3rd class $36.20 per month board and clothing allowed Naval Recruiting Offices, 1044 Chapel St., New Haven/Waterbury/Hartford, Bridgeport, New London
1917
Folder: 5 The Naval Militia / The US Navy / The state of New York already has 28 divisions as follows:.. .. .. To increase its force from 2000 to 4500 new unites are being organized / Requirements / Enrollment blanks may be obtained at .. …
Folder: 5 Halt the hun / Submarine / Clear the road to France / Join the Navy, Naval Reserve, or Coast Guard / One service, one call

General note

Men, women, children huddled on lifeboat, sailor pointing to rescue ship

Folder: 5 Navy! Uncle Sam is calling you! Enlist in the Navy! Do it now! I want you!

General note

Uncle Sam

1917
Folder: 5 What the Navy is doing / Converted yacht makes huns surrender.. .. .. Once a pleasure yacht, the Venetia became a patrol ship in the Navy

General note

3 photos: The Venetia patrol ship, gunner EL Jacobs who dropped the depth bomb which crippled the U39, sailors hoisting star on smokestack

Folder: 5 What the Navy is doing / The second anniversary of the Navy's arrival in Europe

General note

Admiral Sims being welcomed by Asst. Sec. Roosevelt in the Office f the Seey of the Navy; painting in rear shows arrival of US destroyers in Queensland, Ireland; photo of Capt Taussig, commander

1917-05-14
Folder: 5 The first line of defense needs you enlist in the navy

General note

Black destroyer at sea

Folder: 5 When you fire remember this / Enlist in the navy'

General note

Children on Lusitania life boat being rescued by sailors

1918
Folder: 5 Torpedo Boat destoyers passing in review

General note

photo of above

1917
Folder: 5 Keep the American flag on the seas / Jinn the navy / Enlist now your country needs you

General note

Battleships on hight seas

Folder: 5 What the Navy is doing / Road to France the Navy keeps it open / Enlist in the Navy

General note

9 photos of different duties (lookouts, airplane patrol, convoying, mass ship scenes, manning guns, eating meals)

Folder: 5 U S ee the world! / ave your money! / erve the world! / Navy / Information gladly given at US Navy Recruiting Stations

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Sailor pointing to the sign

Folder: 5 I'm doing my duty / Are you? / Your navy needs you this minute

General note

Sailor with bayonet

Folder: 5 U.S. Navy / It is hereby directed that the authorized enlisted strength of the navy be increased to 87,000 men Woodrow Wilson / Make this a new leaf; trun it over and see what you ought to do

General note

Uncle Sam beckoning civilians to enlist

1917
Folder: 5 First call / I need you in the Navy this minute / Our country will always be proudest of those who answered the first call / Navy Recruiting Stations: 34 East 23 St / 115 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn

General note

Uncle Sam pointing to you

1917
Folder: 5 For liberty's sake / Enlist in the Navy

General note

Statue of Liberty

Folder: 5 U.S. navy requires firemen / 2nd class and 3rd class / For battleships, cruisers, and transports .. .. .. / Pay firemen 3rd class, $36.20 per month, board an clothing allowed Naval Recruiting Offices, 1044 Chapel St, New Haven, Waterbury, Hartford.. .
1917
Folder: 5 USN / This gun is "over there" / Where are you? / Man the guns of the Navy / Get in the game

General note

gun

1917
Folder: 5 The Navy strikes now / Follow the flag for freedom / Your choice, Natural Reserve, Coast Guard, or Navy / 394 E. 150th St.

General note

"Liberty" leading navy

Folder: 5 The Naval militia /The US Navy/The state of New York/Already has 28 divisions as follows: . . . to increase its . . . force from 2000 to 4500 new units are being organized/Requirements/Enrollment blanks may be obtained at
Folder: 5 Your Country Calls/Join the Navy/For Information/Apply Recruiting Station or Navy League
Folder: 5 U.S. Navy needs Americans to man the battle fleet / Enlist at 962 Chapel St.
1917
Folder: 5 Protect your flag/Navy needs you/Apply recruitment station or Navy League

General note

Flags of Britain, U.S., France/Sailor with HMS hat & sailor with 'France' on hat

1917
Folder: 5 What the Navy is doing / Heroes of the deep / Enlist in the Navy

General note

Photo of men of the Armed Guard

Folder: 5 What the Navy is doing/Heroes of the deep/Enlist in the Navy

General note

photo of men of the Armed Guard

Folder: 5 Will you supply eyes for the Navy? Navy ships need binoculars and spyglasses/Will you help us "stand watch" on a destroyer

General note

A blindfolded sailor on board ship on stormy sea trying to "feel" his way rather than "seeing"

Folder: 5 Life in the Navy/Food for fighters/Come in for fighting and big eats and enlist in the Navy

General note

6 photos of food gathering, cooked on plates, sailors eating

Folder: 5 What the Navy is doing/The road to France The Navy keeps it open/Enlist in the Navy

General note

9 photos of different duties (lookouts, airplane patrol, convoying, on board ship mass scenes/manning guns, eating meals)

Folder: 5 What the Navy is doing/Converted Yacht Makes Huns Surrender..Once a Pleasure Yacht, the Venetia became a Patrol Ship in the Navy

General note

3 photos:The Venetia Patrol Ship/Gunner E.L. Jocobus who dropped the depth bomb which crippled the U-39/Sailors hoisting star on smokestack.

Folder: 5 The first line of defense needs you enlist in the Navy

General note

Black destroyer at sea

Folder: 5 When you fire remember this/Enlist in the Navy

General note

children on Lusitania Life Boat being rescued by sailors

1918
Folder: 5 I'm doing my duty/Are you?/Navy needs you this minute

General note

Sailor with bayonet

Folder: 5 Your country calls / Join the Navy / For information /Apply Recruiting Station or Navy League
Folder: 5 Life in the Navy / Food for fighters / Come in for fighting and big eats and enlist in the Navy

General note

6 photos of food gathering, cooked on plates, sailors eating

Folder: 5 What the Navy is doing/The second anniversary of the Navy's arrival in Europe

General note

Photo: Admiral Sims being welcomed by Asst. Secy Roosevelt in the Office of the Secy of the Navy. Painting in rear shows arrival of US destroyers in Queensland, Ireland/photo of Capt. Tausip. . .

1917-05-14
Folder: 6 Your country needs you Join the Navy

General note

Saluting sailor/Statue of Liberty

1916
Folder: 6 Your country needs you / Join the Navy / Don't wait for the next man to make up his mind / Join now

General note

see notes

1916
Folder: 6 Your country needs you Join the Navy

General note

Saluting sailor, Statue of Liberty

1916
Folder: 6 Remember the Lusitania / Kipling quote.. .. .. / "The Hun is at the gate" / Men wanted / US Navy

General note

Sailor carrying dead children

Folder: 6 Yale Naval Training Unit / Report to 117 Wall Street / At once
Folder: 6 Are you with me fellows? Altogether!!
Folder: 6 Which is most important??? The man behind the machine or the man behind the gun?
Folder: 6 A signal from the U.S. Navy/To healthy Americans age 1730/See the world, save your money, serve your country

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Sailor with semaphore

Folder: 6 "Wake up America!" / A glimpse of the "Wake Up America Day" parade in NYC this window has been donated .. .. .. As a Naval Recruiting Station

General note

Wake Up America Day parade

1917-04-19
Folder: 6 Yale Naval training unit/Report to 117 Wall Street/At once
Folder: 6 Your country needs you/Join the Navy/Don't wait for the next man to make up his mind/Join now!
1916
Folder: 6 Remember the Lusitania/Kipling quote ". . . The Hun is at the gate."/Men wanted/U.S. Navy

General note

Sailor carrying dead child

Folder: 6 Hospital Corps US Navy
Folder: 6 A wonderful opportunity for you/United States Navy

General note

sailor with luggage

Folder: 6 Hospital corps/U.S. Navy
Folder: 6 United States Navy

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2 sailors, 1 with harpoon, 1 with flag

Folder: 6 Only the Navy can stop this

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german soldier with bloody sword and drowned babies

Folder: 6 Your country needs you!/Join the Navy now!

General note

sailor with bugle

Folder: 6 Wake up New Yorkers/Your country needs you to make the world safe/Enlist today/Apply 34 E. 23 St., N.Y./115 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Folder: 6 Come on you seacooks/Enlist in the Naval Reserve/For the war only

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Sailor chef

1918 circa
Folder: 6 Your country is at war / You must help if you are a red blooded man between 18 and 35 years of age through the navy

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2 battleships

1917
Folder: 6 Your country needs you in the U.S. Navy/Enlist now/Recruiting stations 34 East 23 St., NY City/115 Flatbush Ave. B'klyn
Folder: 6 Follow the boys in blue / For home and country / Enlist in the navy / 394 E 150 St (address handwritten)

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Lining up for the battleship

Folder: 6 War clouds gather!/"Manhood willing but unarmed"/Help the Navy/Join the Navy League

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sailor with bugle

Folder: 6 He is getting our country's signal / Are you? / Join the navy

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Sailor with semaphore

Folder: 6 Your country needs you inn the US Navy / Enlist now / Recruiting Stations 34 East 23 St, NYC, 115 Flatbush Ave, B'klyn
Folder: 6 Only the Navy can stop this

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German soldier with skull and crossbones on helmet and waistcoat holding bloody sapbre and dagger standing on drowned babies

Folder: 6 Your country needs you! / Join the Navy now!

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Sailor with bugle

Folder: 6 Wake up New Yorkers / Your country needs youto make the world safe / Enlist today / apply 34 East 23 ST NY / 115 Flatbush Ave B'klyn
Folder: 6 War clouds gather! / Manhood willing but unarmed / Help the Navy / Join the Navy League

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Sailor with bugle

Folder: 6 A wonderful opportunity for you / United States Navy

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Sailor with luggage

Folder: 6 Are you with me fellows? Altogether!!!
Folder: 6 Your country is at war/You must help if you are a red blooded man between 18 and 35 years of age through the Navy

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2 battleships

1917
Folder: 6 Extra/Your country needs you in the U.S. Navy at once
Folder: 6 Come on you seacooks / Enlist in the naval reserve / For the war only

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Sailor chef

1918 (?)
Folder: 6 A signal from the U.S. Navy / To healthy Americans / Age 17 30 / See the world, save your money, serve your country

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Sailor and semaphore

Folder: 6 Which is most important??? / The man behind the machine or the man behind the gun?
Folder: 6 Extra / Your country needs you in the US Navy at once
Folder: 6 He is getting our country's signal/Are you?/Join the Navy

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sailor with semaphore

Folder: 6 United States Navy

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2 sailors, 1 with harpoon, 2 with flag

Folder: 6 Follow the boys in blue / For home and country / Enlist in the Navy/(handwritten: 394 E. 150 St.)

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lining up for the battleship

Folder: 6 "Wake up America!"/A glimpse of the "Wake up America Day" parade in NYC The window has been donated. . . As a Naval Recruiting Station

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Wake Up America Day Parade

1917-04-19

Subseries I.4: Selective Service Draft Board / Ephemera

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 7 [Selective service draft notice; in Chinese?]
1918-09-12
Folder: 7 A Petition / to the Congress of the United States for the enactment of an Universal Service Law . . .

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Petition is bordered by Red white and blue border looking like a ribbon or banner.

Folder: 7 [Selective service draft notice in Greek]
1918-09-12
Folder: 7 Navesti pro registranty / Oznamte mistnimu sboru kazdou zmenu adresy po registro vani... [Selective service draft notice, in Czech?]
1918-09-12
Folder: 7 Help! / Our Country Calls / Help! / This Is the Way / A Liberty Bond! / Our country is at war …

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Cartoon of Uncle Sam handing liberty bonds to a crowd; reverse bears three flags and the statue of liberty

ca. 1917
Folder: 7 Avviso al registranti / Se dopo la registrazione cambiate casa, informatene subito il vostro local board . . . [Selective service draft notice in Italian]
Folder: 7 For the starving children of armenia / American Consul cables for immediate aid

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A picture of poverty in Armenia / portrait of five people standing in a line

1917-04-14
Folder: 7 [Selective service draft notice in Hebrew or Yiddish]
1918-09-12
Folder: 7 Governor's Message for State of Connecticut to our boys in France / Back up these boys of ours! / Show you're proud of them! / Save and sacrifice for victory! / Taking advantage . . .
Folder: 7 This is to ceritfy that the Branch No. 2 WarSavings Society Muser Brothers of New York, N.Y. is affiliated with the War Loan Organization, Savings Division, United States Treasury Department . . .

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Benjamin Franklin, smiling at center

1919-06-02
Folder: 7 Selective Service (Draft) / Notice / Persons residing on this block (Both Sides This Side only Strike out) are within the jurisdiction of Local Board No. / They must register at . . .
1918-09-12
Folder: 7 Selective Service (Draft) / Notice / Persons residing on this block (Both Sides This Side only Strike out) are within the jurisdiction of Local Board No. / They must register at . . .
1918-09-12
Folder: 7 [Selective service draft notice in Turkish]
1918-09-12
Folder: 7 Ring me again / Third Liberty Loan / Buy U.S. Government Bonds / Push over door knob

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blue image of bell, circle above [bell-shaped sign]

Folder: 7 Your child is safe / While 400,000 Armenian Syrian Greek Persian orphans are starving
1919-01-12
Folder: 7 Shooting on this property is prohibited / War / Protect the birds as a war measure! / The food destroyed in America…
ca. 1917
Folder: 7 The greatest mother in the world / Red Cross Christmas Roll Call Dec. 1623rd

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Nurse or mother holding small soldier in arms with red cross

Folder: 7 Regisztralok Figyelmebe! / Ha regisztralas utan lakascimet valtoztat ertesitse arrol a helyi sorozo hatosagot, Local Boardot . . .[selective service draft notice in Hungarian?]
1918-09-12
Folder: 7 Avis Aux Conscrits / En cas de changement d'adresse apres vous etre fait enregistrer, informezen le bureau. . . [Selective service draft notice in French]
1918-09-12
Folder: 7 Starving / Help now / Millions are starving in bible lands Armenia Syria Cucasus Egypt Persia Palestine / Ten cents per day will …

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Woman on knees, reaching up, with child beside her lying on the ground

Folder: 7 "Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?" / Lamenations of Jeremiah

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Two women and a man mourning over dead child

1918
Folder: 7 Wear your button / It is an evidence of your loyalty.

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Red Cross button, with 1919

1919
Folder: 7 Young Men of Twentyone. / The President and the Congress of the United States require that you register with your local draft board on Wednesday, June 5, 1918 . . .
1918-06
Folder: 7 [Selective service draft notice in foreign language Russian?]
1918-09-12

Subseries I.5: Tanks Corps

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 8 Treat 'em rough / Join the tanks / United States Tank Corps / See Recruiting Officer at Adolphus Hotel

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Flying, enraged colourful tomcat

Folder: 8 Join the Tanks/(long printed message)

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outline of soldier's torso (cap off page) - long printed message

Folder: 8 Wanted: husky young Americans/Apply at room 516 Consumers Building/It's a dare!/Join the Tanks

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Soldier waving/tanks in background

Folder: 8 Treat 'em rough/Join the Tanks/United States Tank Corps/Open to all classes 18 to 45/See recruiting officer at tenth floor, 19 W. 44th Street

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Flying, enraged tomcat

Folder: 8 Treat 'em rough/Join the Tanks/United States Tank Corps/See recruiting officer at Adolphus Hotel

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Attacking tomcat

Folder: 8 Join the Black Toms (The Tanks) / They treat 'em rough

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Flying black tom cat

Folder: 8 Join the tanks / (long printed message)

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Outline of soldier's torso

Folder: 8 Treat 'em rough / Join the tanks / United States Tank Corps / Open to all classes 18 to 45 / See Recruiting Officer at tenth floor, 19 W. 44th Street

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Flying, enraged colourful tomcat

Folder: 8 Join the Black Toms (the tanks)/They treat 'em rough

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Flying black Tom cat

Folder: 8 Wanted: Husky young Americans / Apply at room 516 Consumers Building / It's a dare! / Join the tanks

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Soldier waving; tanks in background

Folder: 8 Join the tanks / See service soon / Treat 'em rough

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Tomcat with US helmet on tank

Folder: 8 Join the tanks/See service soon/Treat 'em rough

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Tomcat with U.S. helmet on tank

Subseries I.6: American Field Service

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 9 American Field Service
Folder: 9 Can you drive a car? Will you drive one in France? / American Field Service

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"Liberty" protecting wounded

Folder: 9 Can you drive a car? Will you drive one in France?/ American Field Service

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"Liberty" protecting wounded

Folder: 9 You drive a car here Why not a transport in France?/American Field Service

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transport car

1917
Folder: 9 American Field Service
Folder: 9 You drive a car here why not transport in France? / American Field Service

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Transport car

copyright 1917

Subseries I.7: Non New-York Local and State Regiments and National Guard

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 10 "Go Getter" Pershing/He wants your help/Join the National Guard

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ill. of Pershing

1917
Folder: 10 Our hat's in the ring/Come and put one on/Join the National Guard

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Hat

Folder: 10 "Gogetter" Pershing / He wants your help / Join the National Guard

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lllustration of Pershing

1917
Folder: 10 Are you trained to defend your country? Plattsburg

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soldiers with rifles

Folder: 10 Uphold the tradition of Indiana

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soldier on horseback/artillery

Folder: 10 The Second Artillery/18401917/Needs 200 real men will you be one?
1917
Folder: 10 Come on boys! Give the Guard a fighting chance

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marchign soldiers

Folder: 10 2285 New Yorkers volunteered in one week/Is your name on the list?

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photographs of Pershing, battle scenes

1917
Folder: 10 Some backing/The Empire state seeds soldiers/Join the New York State Guard

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Uncle Sam, Father Knickerbocker, Young Soldier

Folder: 10 Send off day/To the New York National Guard

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soldier waving goodbye to crowd led by Uncle Sam

Folder: 10 Somewhere in France doing his share/Join the National Guard

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Soldier with bayonet

1917
Folder: 10 The minute men of today are going to Plattsburg

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minutemen and soldier

Folder: 10 Are you trained to do your share? Plattsburg

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marching soldiers

Folder: 10 Hold the fort for I am coming!

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Uncle Sam

1917
Folder: 10 Our hat's in the ring / Come and put one on / Join the National Guard

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Hat

Folder: 10 Somewhere in France doing his share / Join the National Guard

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Soldier with bayonet

1917
Folder: 10 Uphold the tradition of Indiana

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Soldiers on horseback; artillery

Folder: 10 Come on boys! Give the guard a fighting chance

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Marching soldiers

Folder: 10 The Second Artillery / 1840 1917 / Needs 200 real men / Will you be one?
1917
Folder: 10 Hold the fort for I am coming!

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Uncle Sam

c 1917

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