World War I Posters (SC23360) - Canada (Recruiting Posters)

Thumbnail Description (title, image, artist, printer, publisher, size, condition) Item Number
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Send More Men' "Send More Men"/Won't You Answer the Call

"No. 1"

Image of a Canadian soldier, in a forest clearing, kneeling on one knee and using a field telephone to call for assistance

Stone, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Central Recruiting Committee, No. 2 Military Division, Toronto

97 x 63.5
CAN REC 01
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Your Chums Are Fighting Your Chums Are Fighting/Why Aren't You?

"No. 2"

Image is a silhouette of soldiers, with bayonetted rifles, moving forward in battle

Stone, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Central Recruiting Committee, No. 2 Military Division Toronto

97 x 63.5
CAN REC 02
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Here's Your Chance Here's Your Chance/It's Men We Want

"No. 3"

Full-length image of a Canadian soldier facing the viewer; he holds his rifle, with the butt resting on the ground, in his right hand; with his left hand he is pointing to soldiers, in silhouette, with rifles on their soldiers marching toward the horizon

Stone, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

97 x 63.5
CAN REC 03
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: You Are No Exception You/Are/No/Exception/Join Now/I Should Go/But!!!

"No. 4"

Image is a silhouette of a man, dressed in a suit scratching his head and saying: "I should go but !!!"

Stone, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

97 x 63.5
CAN REC 04
  Here's Your Chance It's Men We Want [#3]

You Are No Exception Join Now But Should I Go!!!

Stone, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division

97 x 127
CAN REC 03/04
Joined
  [no form] CAN REC 05(?)
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Loyal Talk Won't Beat Kaiser Loyal Talk Won't Beat/Kaiser/Krupp/Kultur/Trained Men Will!/Enlist Now!

Image is a full-length silhouetted profile depiction of an infantryman, without a hat or helmet, going into battle; he has his bayonet attached to his rifle, as do four other infantrymen, with hats, visible behind him

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

53.5 x 71.5
CAN REC 06
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: If You Were a German If You Were a German/Aged 18-50/You/Would Be Fighting/for the Kaiser!/What Are You Doing/for the King?

Image of British and Canadian flags crossed

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

70.5 x 53
CAN REC 07
  If You Were a German/Aged 18-50/You Would Be Fighting/for the Kaiser!/What Are You Doing/for the King[?]

Image of a British flag

(same text and similar layout as CAN REC 07)

69 x 49
CAN REC 08
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Have You Asked Yourself... Have You Asked Yourself/1. Is British Freedom Worth/Defending?/2. Am I Helping to Defend It?/3. If Not, Why Not?

Image of a British flag in the upper-left corner and of a hand, in the lower right corner, pointing at the questions

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

53.5 x 71.5
CAN REC 09
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Have You Asked Yourself... Have You Asked/Yourself/1. Is British Freedom/Worth Defending?/2. Am I Helping to De-/fend It?/3. If Not, Why Not?

Image of a British flag above the text and of a hand with a finger pointing toward the questions.

69 x 49
CAN REC 10
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Did You Do Anything to Beat Germany... Did You Do Anything to/Beat Germany/Last Year! [sic]/You Can Do Something/This Year/Enlist At Once!

Image of crossed British and Canadian flags

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

70.5 x 53.5
CAN REC 11
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Did You Do Anything to Beat Germany... Did You Do Anything/to/Beat Germany/Last Year?/You Can Do Something/This Year/ Fight Or Pay!

Image of crossed British and Canadian flags

68.5 x 49
CAN REC 12
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Facts for Canadians Facts for Canadians/Who Enlist for Overseas Service/…/1. How Long am I to Serve? …/2. What Pay Shall I Receive? …/3. What will my wife receive during/my absence? …/4. What will happen if I am wounded,/sick, or taken prisoner? …/5. What will be done for my wife and/children if I die on active service? …/Kitchener Wants More Canadians!/Enlist Now!

Image of crossed British and Canadian flags

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

77 x 53
CAN REC 13
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: You Said You Would Go... You Said/You Would Go/When You Were/Needed/You Are Needed/Now!

Image of a British flag

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

72 x 53
CAN REC 14
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: The Thin Khaki Line The Thin Khaki Line/Keeps/the Fate of Belgium/from/Your Hearth and Home/Get into Khaki/Now!

Image is a full-length profile depiction, in silhouette, of an infantryman, without a hat or helmet, going into battle; he has his bayonet attached to his rifle, as do four other infantrymen, with hats, visible behind him

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

52.5 x 71.5
CAN REC 15
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: How Can You Cheer for the Boys ... How Can You Cheer/for the Boys When They/Come Home/If You Sit on the Fence/and Let Them/Fight Your Battles/for You!

(text only; no images)

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

71 x 52.5
CAN REC 16
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: 4 Questions to Men Who Have Not Enlisted... 4/Questions to Men/Who Have Not Enlisted/1. If you are physically fit and/between 18 and 45 …/2. Do you feel happy as you walk/along the streets and see other/men wearing the King's uniform?/3. What will you say in years to/come …/4. What would happen to the/Empire and Canada if every/man stayed at home?/Your King and Country Need You/Enlist To-day/God Save the King and the Boys!

(text only; no images)

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

107 x 71
CAN REC 17
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: To the Women of Canada To the Women of Canada 1. You have read what the Germans have done …/2. Do you realize that the safety of your home …/3. Do you realize that the one word "GO" from you …/4. When the War is over and/someone asks our husband …/Won't You Help and Send a Man to Enlist Today?

(text only; no images)

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

75 x 50.5
CAN REC 18
  To the Women of Canada 1. You have read what the Germans have done …/2. Do you realize that the safety of your home …/3. Do you realize that the one word "GO" from you …/4. When the War is over and/someone asks our husband …/Won't You Help and Send a Man to Enlist Today?

Duplicate of CAN REC 18 except for background color

(text only; no images)

Central Recruiting Committee No. 2 Military Division, Toronto, Canada

75 x 50.5
CAN REC 19
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadiens Francais Enrolez-vous au 150ieme Carabiniers Mont Royal ... Canadiens Francais Enrolez-vous au 150ieme Carabiniers Mont Royal sous le Commandement du Lt. Colonel H. Barré Un Regiment d'Elite Compose d'Hommes de Choix, et des Officiers d'Experience Revenus du Front de la Guerre Bureau de Recrutement Arsenal du 65ieme Regiment Coin Avenue des Pins et Rue Henri Julien Montreal / [French Canadians, enlist with the 150th Mont Royal Carbineers. Under the command of Lt-Col H. Barré. An elite regiment made up of handpicked men and experienced officers back from the war front. Recruiting Office. Arsenal of the 65th Regiment, intersection of Avenue des Pins and Rue Henri Julien, Montreal]

(In French)

Image is a three-quarter length depiction of a Canadian infantryman, his right arm raised, gesturing to the title

The Mortimer Co., Limited, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Canada

Bureau de Recrutement Montreal Canada

105.5 x 70.3
CAN REC 20
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadiens-français Enrolez-vous! Canadiens-français/Enrolez-vous!/L'Angleterre, rempart de nos/libertés, est manaçée/Resterons-nous Indifférents?/ … / [French Canadians, enlist! England, the bulwark of our freedoms, is being threatened. Will we remain aloof? Will we prefer Prussian militarism to the regime that has preserved our faith, our language, our institutions and our laws? France's heart is bleeding. The voice of blood speaks. Don't forget, French Canadians, that you are the descendants of the companions of Dollard, the soldiers of Montcalm and Lévis; the sons of the victors of Châteauguay and the brothers of the heroes of St. Julien and Festubert. Re-form Salaberry's armoured regiment.]

(In French)

Image of a Canadian infantryman and a French poilu standing side by side; the Canadian soldier has his cap raised in his right hand and the French soldier holds their rifles; in the background a brown-silhouetted column of Canadian troops, with one cavalry man, march left to right.

A.H. Hilder

104.5 x 68.5
CAN REC 21
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Jump into Your Place Jump into Your Place/in the/Sportsman's Company/of the/Irish Canadian/Rangers/Overseas/Battalion/Headquarters:/91 Stanley St./Montreal/Under/Lt. Col. H.J. Trihey

Image of a man with a shamrock on his track suit jumping into a space in the line of a group of marching soldiers; also includes the emblem of the Overseas Irish Canadian Rangers (Quis Separabit) on left side of poster; in a maple leaf on the emblem is the number 199

Montreal Litho. Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

199th Irish Canadian Rangers

89 x 62
CAN REC 22
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadian Mounted Rifles Canadian/Mounted Rifles/Canada's/Crack Cavalry/Corps/Headquarters/Hamilton, Ont./Quick Service/Overseas

Image of four cavalry soldiers on their horses; one is looking through binoculars (a monocular?); in the far background are a church and a house

NYSL copy printed in a rust color on white

Howell Litho., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Mounted Rifles

68 x 50.5
CAN REC 23
  Canadian/Mounted Rifles/Canada's/Crack Cavalry/Corps/Headquarters/Hamilton, Ont./Quick Service/Overseas

(duplicate of CAN REC 23 except that it's printed green on white)

Howell Litho., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Mounted Rifles

68 x 50
CAN REC 24
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: We Go Next! Be One oof the Irish Canadian Rangers Overseas Battalion We/Go/Next!/Be One of the/Irish Canadian/Rangers/Overseas Battalion/Under Lt. Col. H.J. Trihey/Headquarters 91 Stanley St., Montreal

Image of a soldier, in silhouette, gesturing to a fleet of ships leaving a port and heading out to sea; also includes the emblem of the Overseas Irish Canadian Rangers (Quis Separabit) on left side of poster; in a maple leaf on the emblem is the number 199; a large British flag, flying in the breeze dominates the left side of the poster

Montreal Litho., Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

199th Irish Canadian Rangers

105 x 70
CAN REC 25
  48th Highlanders/Home Battalion/Recruits Wanted/It is a Real Duty & a Real Service/Do Your Bit/Recruit Classes Now Beginning/Apply at the Armouries Monday, Wednesday & Friday Evenings

Image may be the same one used in ENG REC 147

53 x 31
CAN REC 26
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: The Call/ NCO Class Now Enrolling "The Call"/N.C.O. Class/Now Enrolling/for the/244th Batt. C.E.F./Lieut.-Colonel McRobie/High School Barracks/197 Peel Street/Join Now!

Image of a a bust-length depiction of a Canadian bugler, with his right hand raised, blowing into a bugle

Desbarats Printing Company Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

244th Battalion C.E.F.

48.5 x 30
CAN REC 27
  Join the Artillery/Immediate Overseas Service/"C" Battery/Royal Canadian/Horse Artillery/Offers best of training/Most congenial company/Quickest route overseas …

Image of cavalry soldiers and six horses pulling a caisson carrying a cannon

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery "C" Battery

28.5 x 53.5
CAN REC 28
  Join the/Artillery/No. 2 Sec., D.A.C./Apply at/16 Adelaide St. West

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

35.5 x 56
CAN REC 29
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: McGill Auxiliary Battalion McGill/Auxiliary Battalion/Infantry Training/Summer Course for the Untrained/Offered by/McGill Contingent C.O.T.C./…/There is no excuse for not training/Hand in your name at once …

(text only; no images)

Gazette Printing Co., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

McGill Contingent C.O.T.C.

56.5 x 36
CAN REC 30
  Heavy and Siege/Artillery/Is Winning the War for/the Allies/What made the advance/on the Somme possible?/Heavy and Siege/Artillery/Come and Serve/The Big Guns/Headquarters – Orderly Room/Montreal Heavy Brigade/Drill Hall, Craig St.

(text only; no images)

Montreal Heavy Brigade

57 x 36
CAN REC 31
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Join the Royal Canadian Dragoons Join the/Royal Canadian/Dragoons/Only Cavalry Reg't/Now Recruiting in Ontario/for Overseas Service at/Stanley Barracks/or/152 Street

W.S. Johnston & Co'y Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Royal Canadian Dragoons

56.5 x 36
CAN REC 32
  Join the/Royal Canadian/Dragoons/Only Cavalry Reg't/Now Recruiting in Ontario/for Overseas Service at/Stanley Barracks/or/152 Street

(same as CAN REC 32 plus two more lines of text at bottom of poster: For further information …/Recruits will be granted Free Transportation to Toronto)

W.S. Johnston & Co'y Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Royal Canadian Dragoons

56 x 36
CAN REC 33
  Fall in/the Grenadiers/Our 78th Battalion/Needs Reinforcements/Apply Grenadier Headquarters/Corner Main and York

Full-length image of a grenadier, in parade dress, standing at attention and facing the viewer

78th Battalion – Grenadiers

28 x 53
CAN REC 34
  R.C.H.A./The Elite of the Service/Artillery/Good/Men/Wanted/At Once/Overseas Service/"C" Battery/Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, Kingston …

(text only; no images)

National Printing Company Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

57.5 x 36
CAN REC 35
  Forward!/To Victory with/the/245 Overseas Canadian Grenadier Guards Battalion/In Command: Lt. Col. C.C. Ballantye/Now Recruiting/Grenadier Guards Armoury/Esplanade Avenue, Montreal/and Windsor Arcade Building, 149 Peel Street

Image of soldiers charging forward; behind them is the number "245"

(same image and similar text to CAN REC 37)

245th Canadian Grenadier Guards

55 x 35
CAN REC 36
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Forward! To Victory with the 245 Overseas Canadian Grenadier Guards Forward!/To Victory with/the/245 Overseas Canadian Grenadier Guards Battalion/In Command: Lt. Col. C.C. Ballantye/Recruiting Base/Grenadier Guards Armoury/Esplanade Avenue, Montreal/

(same image and similar text to CAN REC 36)

Montreal Litho. Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

245th Canadian Grenadier Guards

106.5 x 71.5
CAN REC 37
  Cavalry/A Few Good Men Wanted/for the/Royal Canadian/Dragoons/(Now in France)/Canadian Rates of Pay, etc./Apply 667 St. Catherine St. West,/near Bishop/Montreal/Phone Uptown 8255

(text only; no images)

Royal Canadian Dragoons

43.5 x 36.5
CAN REC 38
  Artillery/Immediate Overseas/Service/"C" Battery/Royal Canadian/Horse Artillery/Offers You/Best of Training/Best of Company/Quickest Route Overseas/Apply At Once/Local Headquarters:/Royal Canadian Horse Artillery/143 Peel Street, Montreal

(text only; no images)

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

70.5 x 47.5
CAN REC 39
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Recruits Wanted Royal Canadian Dragoons Recruits Wanted/Royal Canadian Dragoons/(Cavalry)/Enlistment for Duration of War/Pay $1.10 per Day/Married Men Draw $20 a month Separation Allowance/To Be Trained as Cavalry in Toronto/Drafts Go Overseas Frequently/Apply – 152 Bay St. or Stanley Barracks/Foot of Strachan Ave.

The word "Frequently" was pasted on the poster, possibly covering up another word or a misspelled word.

Image of seven cavalrymen, in silhouette, with drawn swords; they charge across a battlefield on horseback from right to left

W.S. Johnston & Co'y, Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Royal Canadian Dragoons

72 x 56.5
CAN REC 40
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Attendrons-nous que les Nôtres Brûlent? Attendrons-nous que/les Nôtres Brûlent?/Enrôlons nous et tout de suite/dans le/178ième /Bataillon/Canadien Français/Commandé par le/Lt Col. Girouard …
(In French)

Image of Marianne, the personification of France, reaching out, as a cathedral burns under artillery attack

W.H.T.

Howell Lith., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

178ieme Batailon Canadien-Français

110 x 68.5
CAN REC 41
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadiens francais venez avec nous dans le 150ieme Bataillon C.M.R. Canadiens francais/venez avec nous dans le/150ieme Bataillon C.M.R./Aider a la Victoire du Coq Gaulois sur/l'Aigle prussien/Lt. Col.H.Barré/Chev de la legion d'honneur/Arsenal du 65ieme Ave des Pins/Salle d'exercice Rue Craig / [French Canadians. Join us in the 150th Battalion C.M.R. Help achieve the victory of the Gallic cockerel over the Prussian eagle. Germany. France. Lt. Col. H. Barré, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Arsenal of the 65th, Avenue des Pins. Drill hall, Rue Craig]

The birds are labeled "Allemagne " and "France"

Image is a three-quarter length depiction of a smiling Canadian soldier beckoning to the viewer; he also gestures towards a globe, upon which a Prussian eagle and a French cockerel are fighting

A.R.C. [A.C.R.?]

Consolidated Lithographing & Mfg. Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

150ieme Bataillon C.M.R.

106 x 69
CAN REC 42
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: The 244th Overseas Battalion The/244th/Overseas/Battalion/C.E.F./Lt. Col. F.M. McRobie/Commanding Officer/Will Give You/This [image of a soldier's cap] for [image of homburg hat]/This [image of a rifle] for [image of a walking stick]/and Everything Else/You Need to be a Soldier/at High School Barracks/ 197 Peel Street

Four main images: (1) a soldier's cap, (2) a homburg hat, (3) a rifle, and (4) a walking stick; the other image is of a British coat of arms in front of two Union flags and two red ensigns, with a branch of maple leaves

Consolith, Montreal, Canada

244th Overseas Battalion C.E.F.

106.5 x 72
CAN REC 43
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadian Grenadier 245th Guards Canadian/Grenadier 245th Guards/Overseas Battalion/Lt.-Col. C.C. Ballantyne, Officer Commanding/"Fall in/the/Guards"/"The Call"/for/Men of Courage/Training Class for Non-/Commissioned Officers/Now Recruiting/Recruiting Depots:/Canadian Grenadier Guards' Armoury, Esplanade Ave., Montreal/Windsor Arcade Building, 149 Peel Street, Montreal

Image of a grenadier holding a drum and holding a bugle to his lips

245th Grenadier Guards

107 x 70
CAN REC 44
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadian Grenadier 245th Guards Canadian/Grenadier 245th Guards/Overseas Battalion/Lt.-Col. C.C. Ballantyne, Officer Commanding/"Fall in/the/Guards"/"The Call/for/Men of Courage"/Training Class for Non-/Commissioned Officers/Now Recruiting/Recruiting Depots:/Canadian Grenadier Guards' Armoury, Esplanade Ave., Montreal/Windsor Arcade Building, 149 Peel Street, Montreal/Witness Building, Cor. Craig and St. Peter Sts., Montreal

Image is the same as that in CAN REC 44

Southam Press Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian Grenadier Guards

80.5 x 57.5
CAN REC 45
  The Women of/Canada Say –/Go!/Enlist/Now/"I could not/love thee,/Dear, so much,/loved I not honor more"/Lovelace

Image of a young woman standing next to a soldier carrying a rifle over his right shoulder

J.E. Mortimer

Howell Litho. Co.

Designed, Lithographed, and Donated by Employees of Howell Litho. Co.

69 x 51
CAN REC 46
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Why Don't I Go? Why Don't/I Go?/The/148th Battalion/Needs Me/Headquarters/197 Peel St./A.A. Magee, Lt., Col.

The main image is a man sitting in a recliner with his feet (in slippers) resting on a table; he has paused from reading the newspaper; the image in the smoke from his pipe is a soldier in battle; the image in the smoke from the soldier's rifle is a hockey game being played in an arena; behind him are cannon firing; six images flank the text: a couple dancing; a minstrel performer on a stage in a theater; a hockey game; a man and a woman ice skating; a baseball batter and catcher; a man and a woman having dinner in a restaurant; in the upper left corner of the poster is an image of the 148th Overseas Battalion

J.J. Gibbons Limited, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg

148th Overseas Battalion Affiliated with McGill University contingent Canadian

Officers Training Corps

103.5 x 68.5
CAN REC 47
  148th "Overseas"/Battalion/Canadian Expeditionary Force/… / Will You and Your Friends/Come Overseas?/If so send us one of your best men now to/be trained as a N.C.O., bayonet fighter or/physical instructor/Come and be Together and Make/Your Home Town Proud of You/Rates of Pay …

(text only; no images)

Southam Press Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

148th Overseas Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force

71.5 x 53
CAN REC 48
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Why Don't They Come? "Why Don't/They Come?"/Why Be/a Mere Spectator Here/When You Should Play a Mans [sic] Part/in the Real Game Overseas?/Join/the/148th Battalion/A.A. Magee/Lt. Col./Headquarters/197 Peel St./Montreal

Image of a soldier on a battlefield; in the smoke from his rifle is an image of a hockey game begin played in an arena; behind him are cannon firing; in the lower left corner of the poster is an image of the 148th Overseas Battalion

J.J. Gibbons Limited, Montreal-Toronto

148th Overseas Battalion Affiliated with McGill University Contingent Canadian Officers Training Corps

106 x 69.5
CAN REC 49
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Read This ... Join Now Read This [from image] Somewhere in France/Dear George,/If the boys at/home knew what we/are up against they/would not expect us/to do it alone, we need/more men, that is the/only way to beat these/Huns./Yesterday I/[end of letter]Join Now/ The/244th/Overseas/Battalion/F.M.McRobie,/Lt. Col./197 Peel Street

Image is a fragment of a letter pinned to a Union flag

Consolith Montreal

244th Overseas Battalion

102 x 69
CAN REC 50
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Le 178ieme Bataillon Canadien-Français Le 178ieme Bataillon Canadien-Français/des cantons de l'est/"Les Purs Canayens"/Pour le roi/Pour la patrie/Pour l'humanité/ … [The 178th French Canadian Battalion from the Eastern Townships "Les Purs Canayens". As always, we are there. For King, Country and Humanity. "You've understood me, Son, duty calls." "I'm going..." Do what you must, come what may. Let's prove that we are a proud and loyal race. The 178th from the Eastern Townships will be commanded by Lieutenant Colonel de la Bruère Girouard and at least five officers from the valiant 22nd, which is the pride and honour of French Canada at the front.

(In French)

Image of a farmer bidding good-bye to his son; they are standing on a hill overlooking their farm; the father is dressed in work clothes and holds a scythe; the son is dressed in a civilian suit and carries a suitcase; a battalion of soldiers marches by on the road running by the farm; two girls are watching the soldiers march by; the soldiers are greeting the girls; includes the insignia for the Canadien Français 178

The Mortimer Co. Limited, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto

Le 178ieme Bataillon Canadian-Français

105.5 x 68.5
CAN REC 51
  No Waiting/If You Want to Get/Overseas Quickly/Join the/213/Th.O.S./B.C.E.F.The Legion/Base Batt./Every Man American/from the Colonel/to the Cook/50 Men Go Each Week/in Overseas Drafts/No Delay-Recruits Get to/Europe as Soon as They Learn/the Drill/American Officers and N.C.O's/Promotions from the Ranks

(text only; no images)

213th O.S. B.C.E.F.

105 x 71.5
CAN REC 52
  No Waiting!/Go with the Weekly/Platoon Drafts/of Americans/Overseas as Soon as You are Ready/No Waiting for a Battalion to "Fill-Up"/213th/"The Base Battalion" "Every Man American from the Colonel to the Cook"/Platoons will not be broken up … Join/with your Pal and go through the fight with him

(homemade poster; text only; no images)

213th "The Base Battalion"

100 x 71
CAN REC 53
  No Waiting/Go with/the Weekly/Platoon Drafts/of Americans/Overseas as Soon as You/Are Ready – No Waiting/for a Battalion to Fill Up/213th – The Base B'T'N

(homemade poster; text only; no images)

213th "The Base Battalion"

71 x 52.5
CAN REC 54
  "Every Man/American/from the Colonel/to the Cook"/Platoons will not be/Broken Up - /Join with your/Pal and go/through the Fight/with him

(homemade poster; text only; no images)

70.5 x 52
CAN REC 55
  For/Immediate Service/Drafts/of Americans/Officered by Americans/in Platoons/Not To Be "Broken Up"/213th/Overseas/Bn. C.E.F./Base Battalion/"Every Man American/from the Colonel to the Cook"

(homemade poster; text only; no images)

213th "The Base Battalion" C.E.F.

107 x 71
CAN REC 56
  For/Immediate/Service/Drafts of Americans/Officered by Americans/in Platoons/Not to Be "Broken Up"/213th/Overseas/Bn. C.E.f./Base Battalion/"Every Man American from/the Colonel to the Cook"

(homemade poster; text only; no images)

213th "The Base Battalion" C.E.F.

71 x 52.5
CAN REC 57
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Tous les vrais poil-aux-pattes... Tous les vrais/poil-aux-pattes/S'enrôlent/au/163e C.-F./Ct en chef:/Henri Des Rosiers/ci-devant du 14e, F.E.C./Ct en second:/Olivar Asselin …
(In French)

Image is a full-length portrait of a soldier smoking a cigarette and saying "Victoire! Les Poil-aux-pattes s'en viennent. "

Howell Lith., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

163e C.-F.

104 x 66
CAN REC 58
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: C Battery Royal Canadian Horse Artillery "C" Battery/Royal Canadian/Horse Artillery/Require Good Men for/Immediate/Overseas Service/Apply/at once/143 Peel St./Montreal

Image of four soldiers on horseback guiding a wagon being drawn by six horses away from a battleground

Montreal Lithographing Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

"C" Battery R.C. Horse Artillery

44.5 x 66
CAN REC 59
  Beat Your Pals to It!/and/Join the 227th To-day/Men o' the North

(text only; no images)

227th [Battalion?]

30 x 61.5
CAN REC 60
  Recrues demandees/pour le/167 ieme Regiment Canadien-Français/L'engagement est pour le temps/de la Guerre/et six mois apres la signature de la paix …
(In French)

(text only; no images)

167ieme Regiment Canadien-Français

92.5 x 61.5
CAN REC 61
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadiens c'est le moment d'agir... Canadiens/c'est le moment d'agir/N'attendez pas que les Boches/viennent mettre tout a feu/et a sang au Canada/ Canadiens soyez hommes! Ne restez pas en Arrière/Enrolez-vous dans nos regiments Canadiens-Français/Adressez-vous au Comité de Recrutement Canadien-Français/Montreal … Quebec … Ottawa …/Sherbrooke … Trois-Rivieres … Joliette … Chicoutimi … / [Canadians, it's time to take action. Don't wait until the Germans come and lay waste to Canada. Canadians, be men! Don't hang back, enlist in our French-Canadian regiments. Apply to the French-Canadian Recruitment Committee: Montreal … Quebec … Ottawa … Sherbrooke …Trois-Rivières … Joliette … Chicoutimi …]

(In French)

(black and white)

Image is the body of a woman lying on a snow-covered village street near a war-damaged home, a young child in her arms; she has been shot by a German soldier who stands over them and looks at the viewer; a group of German soldiers walk past the damaged building toward a village in the background

Comité de Recrutement Canadien-Français

92.5 x 62
CAN REC 62
  War!!/Defence of Your Home/Hearth/and Women Folks/Think It Over Men/Will You Go as a Volunteer/Now or Wait a Short Time/and Go Under Compulsion …/Join Now/Go as a Volunteer/Dominion National Recruiting Committee

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Dominion National Recruiting Committee

60 x 44.5
CAN REC 63
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadiens suivez l'exemple de Dollard des Ormeaux Canadiens/suivez l'exemple de/Dollard des Ormeaux/N'attendez pas l'ennemi au coin du/feu, mais allez au devant de lui/En Avant! Canadiens-Francais[sic]/Enrolez-vous dans les Régiments/Canadiens-Français/Addressez-vous au/Comité de Recrutement Canadiens-Francais[sic]/ Montreal … Quebec … Ottawa …/Sherbrooke … Trois-Rivières … Joliette … Chicoutimi / [Canadians, follow the example of Dollard des Ormeaux. Don't await the enemy at your fireside, but forestall him. Forward march! French Canadians, enlist in French-Canadian regiments. Apply to the French-Canadian Recruitment Committee, Montreal … Quebec, Place Jacques-Cartier, intersection of rue St-François and rue de la Couronne … Ottawa … Sherbrooke … Trois-Rivières … Joliette … Chicoutimi …
(In French)

Image is a depiction of Adam Dollard resisting an attack by Iroquois; Dollard's dead comrades lie at his feet

Comité de Recrutement Canadien-Français

92 x 61.5
CAN REC 64
  Cavalry/A Few Good Men Wanted/for the/Royal Canadian Dragoons/(Now in France)/Canadian Rates of Pay, etc./Apply

(text only; no images)

Royal Canadian Dragoons

43 x 36
CAN REC 65
  Recruits Wanted/for Overseas Service/Men Are Needed to Reinforce the Canadian Divisions at the Front/Conditions of Enlistment …/The Patriotic Fund … /Pensions …/God Save the King

(text only except for the coat of arms of the king)

Chief Recruiting Officer Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

45 x 30.5
CAN REC 66
  Big Men/for/Big Guns/Wanted/100 Recruits as Reinforcements/for Siege Artillery/Bright intelligent men of good physique have a chance/here of joining the most interesting branch of the Service/Apply at/The Armoury, Craig Street (opposite City Hall) between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m./Join Now

Image of three men manning a piece of siege artillery

Dominion Press Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Siege Artillery

56 x 36
CAN REC 67
  The Royal Naval Canadian/Volunteer Reserve/Overseas Division/Men of good character and physique are required/in the above force for Service Overseas with/the Imperial Royal Navy for the period of the war/… Age … Minimum Height … Chest …/A Free Kit is Provided/Pay and Allowances are as follows:/ …

(text only; no images)

Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

69 x 51.5
CAN REC 68
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadian Mounted Rifles Canadian/Mounted Rifles/Headquarters/Hamilton, Ont./ Canada's/Crack/Cavalry/Corps/Quick Service/Overseas

Image of four cavalrymen of the Canadian Mounted Rifles on horseback; one of the soldiers is looking through a pair of binoculars; in the background right is a small village

Howell Litho, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Mounted Rifles

68.5 x 50
CAN REC 69
  Jeunes gens/Enrolez-vous/dans le nouveau/Corps de Cyclistes/Donnez votre nom au-/jourd'hui/Pour informations adressez-/vous au / [Young Men …]
(In French)

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Corps de Cyclistes

62 x 46
CAN REC 70
  Wanted/Thirty Young Men of the Eastern/Townships for/Motor Cyclist Section …/Intelligent young men should grasp this op-/portunity. Three months course of study at/Toronto before leaving for Overseas …/ Headquarters …/ Richmond, Que. …

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

[TG] Print, Richmond, Quebec, Canada

Motor Cyclist Section

53 x 35
CAN REC 71
  Horsemen Wanted/for the/Canadian/Mounted Rifles/Apply/Recruiting Office: 89 King St. W./or/Headquarters: Hamilton

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Canadian Mounted Rifles

67 x 55
CAN REC 72
  The 239th/Overseas Railway Construction Corps/Headquarters: Valcartier/Lt.-Col. J.W. Stewart, Commanding/Wanted – Men/for/Railway Construction Work/A Corps which is urgently required at the front for most important/Railway Construction and Repair Work in connection with the big advance/…/Recruiting Headquarters 120 St. Antoine St. (near Windsor)

Two images: (1) coat of arms of the King of England; (2) black-and-white drawing/painting of a train moving through the countryside; people and dog in the foreground watch it go by

Canadian Government Recruiting

86 x 55
CAN REC 73
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadian Engineers for Overseas Service Canadian/Engineers/for/Overseas/Service/Tradesmen/of all/Kinds/Also/Teamsters/ Drafts Leave Continuously/Apply: Canadian Engineers/South Side Armouries, Toronto

(text only; no images)

Canadian Engineers

91 x 58
CAN REC 74
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadian Engineers/ Many More Men Needed... Canadian Engineers/Many More Men Needed/Mechanics, Tradesmen, Mining Men, Horsemen, Clerks, Storemen and Others/…/There is a Place for You in the Canadian/Engineers – Enquire about it/ … 6th Field Company/Canadian Engineers/North Vancouver, B.C. …

Two images; (1) Three soldiers on horseback, madly galloping, and six horses pulling a wagon in which other soldiers are sitting and guiding cable unwinding from a wheel in the back of the wagon; in the background are a fire and the blackened remains of buildings; caption: "Canadian Engineers Laying Telegraphic Cable at the Gallop"; (2) An explosion on a stone bridge; buildings in the background; caption: "Destroying & Re-building Bridges Is Only One of the Interesting Brnches of Military Engineering"

S.R. Lowe

The News-Advertiser [printer], Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian Engineers

107 x 70
CAN REC 75
  Wanted At Once/150 Men/for Draft/Field Artillery Howitzer/Ammunition Column/Lieut. H.M. Stairs, O.C./Drivers Saddlers/Shoeing-smiths/Wheelwrights Gunners …/The column is now mobilizing at the Citadel, Halifax, N.S. …

(text only; no images)

Field Artillery CEF

62 x 33
CAN REC 76
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Skilled Mechanics Urgently Needed Skilled/Mechanics/Urgently Needed/Imperial/Royal Flying Corps/Apply The Armories/See small bills for/further particulars

Image is an air battle between two French biplanes with two German planes; the French biplanes have a red-white-and-blue roundel painted on their wings; the German planes have the iron cross painted on their wings

Sampson

Imperial Royal Flying Corps

89 x 63
CAN REC 77
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Wanted Immediately/ 500 Men for the Inland Water Transport Section Wanted Immediately/500 Men/for the Inland Water Transport Section/Imperial Royal Engineers/Men of the following trades are required for service on the Rivers, Canals and Inland/Waterways of the various War Zones/Master Mariners/Marine Engineers …/ Bargemen/Scowmen/Freight Handlers/Firemen … /Recruits Will be Despatched/Overseas at Once …/God Save the King

Three images: (1) insignia of the I.W.T./I.R.E.; (2) photograph of a flotilla of canal packet boats; (3) line drawing of a member of the I.W.T. standing on the deck of a canal packet boat

Inland Water Transport Section Imperial Royal Engineers

61 x 41
CAN REC 78
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Fight Or Pay! Fight Or Pay!/The British War Office Has Written/That Aviators Trained in Canada/"Would be of Material Assistance/in Providing the Necessary Pilots/for the Royal Fying Corps."/…/The Objects of/the Canadian/Aviation Fund/are to train Canadians as Pilots in Canada,/and if possible, to promote the gift of Aero-/Planes made in Canada for the/Purposes of the War …/Help Win the War

Sketch of a dirigible that is burning and soon to crash; above and near it are a biplane and a couple monoplanes

Press of the Hunter Rose Co. Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Royal Flying Corps

53.5 x 35
CAN REC 79
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: 5th Pioneer Battalion 5th Pioneer/Battalion/Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force/Commanded by Lt.-Col. H.R. Lordly, C.E./Is Now Recruiting/This Is a Special battalion/To Build Anything/and/To Fight Anything/Engineers, Engineer Students/and Artisans! This Is Your Chance./We will build bridges, railroads and highways./You will have money in the bank on your return./Now is the golden opportunity./Apply to …

(text only; no images)

Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force

92 x 61.5
CAN REC 80
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Are You Interested in the Defence of Your Country? Are You/Interested/in the/Defence/of Your/Country/?/If You Are/Join the/8th Batt. "Royal Rifles"/(Canadian Defence Force) … /Drill Hall, Quebec

(text only except for the King's coat of arms)

Chronicle Print, Quebec, Canada

8th Battalion "Royal Rifles"

53 x 36
CAN REC 81
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Recruits Wanted for C.E.F. Canadian Engineers Recruits Wanted for C.E.F. Canadian Engineers

Two images: (1) Canadian Engineers cap badge; (2) a sphere, topped with eight leaves, below which is a ribbon on which is the word "Canada"

Canadian Engineers

56 x 35.5
CAN REC 82
  Cavalrymen/Wanted/Canadian/Mounted Rifles/CEF/Apply: Barracks Hamilton …
(two sided; both sides same message)

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Canadian Mounted Rifles

18 x 28.5

Box 7
CAN REC 83
  Ride To Berlin/with/the Canadian/Mounted Rifles/CEF/Apply Headquarters/Hamilton, Ontario …/or/89 King Street West, Toronoto, Ontario

(text only; no images)

Philip Davis Printing Co. Limited, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Mounted Rifles

18 x 28.5

Box 7
CAN REC 84
  Horsemen Wanted/the Canadian/Mounted Rifles/CEF/Apply Headquarters/Hamilton, Ontario …/or/89 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

(text only; no images)

Philip Davis Printing Co. Limited, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Mounted Rifles

18 x 28.5

Box 7
CAN REC 85
  The/Divisional/Cyclists/Want/Men/Interesting and Instructive Training in/Scouting, Map Reading, Despatch Riding, Field Work, etc./The Cyclists are busy every day at the/Front as Guides and Intelligence Workers/and are used to a large extent for Patrolling and/Motorcycle Despatch Riding/You Can Find Out All About the Cyclists/without Obligation, at/98 King Street West

(text only; no images)

W.S. Johnston & Co'y Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cyclists

35.5 x 28

Box 7
CAN REC 86
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Will You Fill the Empty Saddle? Will You/Fill the/Empty Saddle?/Join the/Royal Canadian Dragoons/for Overseas Service/ Apply

Stamped: "667 St. Catherine St. West … Montreal"

Image is a profile of saddled horse

W.S. Johnston & Co'y Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Royal Canadian Dragoons

35.5 x 28

Box 7
CAN REC 87(a)

CAN REC 87(b)
  The 12th Forestry Bn./Wanted/Men/for Lumbering/Work in/France/Special Rate of Pay for Men Skilled in This/Work after Arrival in England/Sawyers …/Millwrights …/Engineers …/Saw Sharpeners …/Overseas without delay. No previous military training necessary … Why Wait for Conscription/Do Your Bit with an Axe/Headquarters/858 Yonge St. Toronto

(text only; no images)

12th Forestry Battalion

68 x 50.5
FRA 88
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Bushmen and Sawmill Hands Wanted for the Canadian Forestry Units Overseas Bushmen & Sawmill Hands/Wanted/for the/Canadian/Forestry/Units/Overseas/ Headquarters:/105 Queen St., West

Image of a soldier carring an ax in his right hand and a pike [?] resting on his left shoulder; also, image of the Forestry Overseas Battalion [of] Canada insignia, which includes an image of a pine tree and a beaver

Mortimer Co., Limited

Forestry Overseas Battalion

103 x 68
CAN REC 89
  Recruits Wanted 60th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force Overseas/…/You/Are Wanted/Now/Enlist To-day

(text only; no images)

National Printing Company Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian Light Infantry

73 x 57

cardboard; broken into two pieces
CAN REC 90
  Recruits/Wanted for/3rd Universities Company/Reinforcing the/Princess Patricia's/Canadian Light Infantry/ … Active Service/Rates of Pay …/All Students and Graduates of any University, as well as personal friends/of those enlisting and who are not University men, are eligible for this company …

(text only; no images)

National Printing Company Limited, Montreal, Canada

Canadian Expeditionary Force

72 x 57

cardboard; broken into two pieces
CAN REC 91
  "Fall in/the Guards"/245th Battalion/Canadian Grenadier Guards/Overseas Service/Lt-Col. C.C. Ballantyne, Officer Commanding/Recruiting for the Non-commissioned Officers Class Will Commence/Tuesday, 5th September, 1916 …/Send post card, and provision will be made for your railway fare to Montreal

Image is a Canadian Grenadier Guard playing the bugle; he is wearing full dress uniform and holding a side drum on his left hip attached to a belt.

Southam Press Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian Grenadier Guards

70 x 108
CAN REC 92
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Help the Boys to Keep Them Running Help the Boys/to Keep Them/Running/Enlist with/the 245th Batt/Overseas/Canadian Grenadier Guards/Lt. Col. C.C. Ballantyne/Apply at/The Armoury, Esplanade Ave. or -/Windsor Arcade Blds. 149 Peel St., Montreal/Now Recruiting

Image of German soldiers fleeing amid explosions

Mortimer Co., Limited, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Grenadier Guards

71 x 106.5
CAN REC 93
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Join the Canadian Grenadier Guards Join the/Canadian/Grenadier/Guards/for Overseas Service/under General Meighen/A Special/Regiment of Picked Men/from Ontario & Quebec/Headquarters -/Grenadier Guards Armoury -/Montreal

Image is a full-length depiction of a soldier of the Canadian Grenadier Guards, in full dress uniform, standing at ease; behind him is the headquarters of the Canadian Grenadier Guards, above which appears a vision of soldiers charging into battle

Montreal Lithographing Co. Limited

Canadian Grenadier Guards

105 x 70
CAN REC 94
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: "It's Always Fair Weather... "It's Always Fair Weather/When Good Fellows Get Together"/You'll Find a Lot/of Good Fellows/in/The Kilties/Why Not/Join /for Service Overseas?/The Men of the/73rd Royal/Highlanders/of Canada/Want You for a Pal/Apply at/The Armoury, 429 Bleury Street/Montreal/God Save the King

(text only; no images)

73rd Royal Highlanders of Canada

96 x 61
CAN REC 95
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Young Man/ The Privilege of Service Is Yours... Young Man/"The Privilege of/Service Is Yours/That Your Country May/Live, and That Freedom/May Not Disappear from/the Earth"/Therefore/Join Now/The 73rd/Royal Highlanders/of Canada/for Service Overseas/Apply at/The Armoury – 429 Bleury Street/Montreal/God Save the King

(text only; no images)

73rd Royal Highlanders of Canada

96.5 x 60.5
CAN REC 96
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: The Happy Man Today... The Happy Man Today /Is the Man at the Front/Join/the/73rd./Now/ Royal/Highlanders/of/Canada/Allied with the/Black/Watch … /Apply at the Armoury of/Royal Highlanders of Canada/ 429 Bleury Street/Montreal

Image of a soldier of the Royal Highlanders Battalion, looking at the viewer, wearing a kilt and carrying a rifle on his shoulder

Rolph and Clark Printers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Royal Highlanders of Canada

106 x 68
CAN REC 97
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: The Famous 13th, 42nd and 73rd Battalions C.E.F. Royal Highlanders of Canada The Famous/13th, 42nd and 73rd/Battalions C.E.F./Royal Highlanders of Canada/Allied with the Black Watch/Require Reinforcements/250 Men/Will Be Sent Overseas Immediately/Here is a chance for YOU to join Battalions/that have already won fame at the Front./Apply at once to Armoury/429 Bleury Street, Montreal

Royal Highlanders of Canada

79.5 x 58
CAN REC 98
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Third Contingent/ Answer the Call of Your King Third Contingent/Answer the Call of Your King/Lads of Desk, and Wheel, and Loom,/Farmer and Trader, Squire and Groom;/Come where the Bugles of Britain play/Over the Hills and Far Away!/Royal Highlanders of Canada/allied with/42nd Regt. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)/Vacancies for Desirable Recruits/Apply at Headquarters, 429 Bleury Street

Image is a photograph of a member of the Royal Highlanders of Canada holding a rifle with its butt on the ground; the photo is in the center of a line drawing of a thistle; the image, with text, is backed by a British flag

The Gazette Printing Company, Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Royal Highlanders of Canada

79.5 x 54.5
CAN REC 99
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Faith, There's No Wan Could Be Bolder... "Faith, There's No Wan Could Be Bolder"/Come on Boys!/Join the/Irish Canadian/Rangers/Overseas/Battalion/Headquarters/91 Stanley St./Montreal/Under/Lt. Col. H.J. Trihey

Image of a smiling soldier, with a pipe in his mouth, walking up a road toward the viewer; in his up-raised right hand he carries a bouquet of shamrocks; a sprig of shamrocks peeks from the barrel of the rifle he carries on his shoulder; in the background can be seen a farmhouse and parts of other buildings in an agricultural setting; includes the insignia of the Overseas Irish Canadian Rangers, [No.] 199, with its slogan "Quis Separabit"

Montreal Litho. Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Irish Canadian Rangers

105 x 69
CAN REC 100
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Irish Canadians Enlist in an Irish & Canadian Battalion Irish Canadians/Enlist in an/Irish & Canadian/Battalion/199th Battalion C.E.F./Irish Canadian Rangers/Recruiting 91 Stanley St./Montreal/Lt. Col. H.J. Triey, O.C.

Small Nations Must Be Free

Image of soldiers shaking hands, as one points to the motto, "Small nations must be free"; background features maple leaf (in autumnal colors) and green shamrocks

Nutter

Irish Canadian Rangers

98.5 x 60.5
CAN REC 101
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Fight For Her/ Come with the Irish Canadian Rangers Fight/For Her/Come with the/Irish Canadian Rangers/Overseas Battalion/Lt. Col. H.J. Trihey – O.C./Montreal

Image is of the Whistler's Mother painting

Hal Ross Perrigard

Harris Lithograph Co. Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Irish Canadian Rangers

89 x 57
CAN REC 102
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: All In One with the Irish Canadian Rangers All In One/with the /Irish Canadian Rangers/199th Overseas Battalion/91 Stanley Street, Montreal/Lt.-Col. H.J. Trihey, O.C.

Image of a map labeled Ulster, Connaught, Leinster and Munster; includes the insignia of the Overseas Irish Canadian Rangers, [No.] 199

Gazette Printing Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Irish Canadian Rangers

92.5 x 62
CAN REC 103
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Heroes of St. Julien and Festubert Heroes of St. Julien/and Festubert/Here's to the Soldier who bled/To the Sailor that bravely did fa'./Their fame is alive, though their spirits have fled/On the wings of the Year that's awa'./Shall We Follow Their Example?/Apply at Recruiting Station

Image is a profile of a soldier laden with various pieces of his kit and shouldering a rifle; behind him is the British flag, which is flanked by branches of maple leafs.

Gazette Printing Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian Recruiting

93 x 62
CAN REC 104
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Les heros de St-Julien et de Festubert Les heros de St-Julien et/de Festubert/Oui, vous avez raison ; c'est hideux le carnage ;/Oui, le Progrès blessé recule et se débat;/Notre siècle en fureur retourne au moyen-âge,/Mais sachons donc nous battre au moins puisqu'on se bat./Suivrons-nous leur example ?/S'adresser au Bureau de Crecrutement

French version of CAN REC 104

Gazette Printing Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian Recruiting

93 x 61.5
CAN REC 105
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Nous defendrons le precieux joyau de la liberte Nous defendrons le precieux joyau de la liberte/Le tambour bat, le clarion sonne;/Qui reste en arrière? … Personne!/C'est un people qui se defend./En avant!/Aiderons-nous a ecraser la tyrannie?/S'adresser au Bureau de Recrutement / [We Uphold the Priceless Gem of Liberty … ]
(In French)

Image of a soldier standing at attention; image if flanked by British flags

French version of CAN REC 107

Gazette Printing Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian Recruiting

94 x 62
CAN REC 106
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: We Will Uphold the Priceless Gem of Liberty We Will Uphold the Priceless Gem of Liberty/"For Gold the Merchant Ploughs the Main/The Farmer Tills the Manor/But Glory Is the Soldier's Prize/The Soldier's Wealth Is Honour"/Shall We Help to Crush Tyranny? Apply at Recruiting Station

Image of a soldier standing at attention; image if flanked by British flags

Gazette Printing Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian Recruiting

93.5 x 62
CAN REC 107
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Overseas Canada Battalion 148 Overseas Canada Battalion/148/Now Recruiting at/197 Peel St., Montreal/Affiliated with McGill University Contingent/Canadian Officers Training Corps/A.A. Magee, Lt. Col.

Image of a soldier standing on the back of a gigantic black eagle; the soldier is aiming his bayonetted rifle at the throat of the eagle; a very large plume of gray smoke is pouring out of the eagle's beak; also the insignia of the Overseas Canada Battalion 148, which includes its slogan: Grand Escunt/Aucta Labore

P.E.N.

J.J. Gibbons, Limited, Printer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Overseas Canada Battalion 148

107 x 70
CAN REC 108
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Overseas Service Overseas Service/Scale of Pay/Sergeants …/Corporals …/Privates …/Monthly Separation Allowance …/From Patriotic Fund/Is Paid Monthly in Case of Need/For Wife … For Each child …/How to Enlist/…Citizens' Recruiting Association …

(text only; no images)

National Printing Company Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Citizens' Recruiting Association

106 x 70
CAN REC 109
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Let His Heart a Thousandfold Take the Field Again! "Let His Heart a Thousandfold/Take the Field Again!"/Are YOU/Interested/in the/Defence/of Your/Country/?/If You Are/Join the/8th Batt. "Royal Rifles"/(Canadian Defence Force) …

The NYSL copy has been repurposed: The poster below the words "Are YOU" are covered with a blue-white-and-red piece of print encouraging men to join the 8th Battalion "Royal Rifles" (Canadian Defence Force)

Image of Lord Kitchener pointing a finger at the viewer; the Kitchener portrait is backed by the British flag

Montreal Litho. Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

8th Battalion "Royal Rifles" Canadian Defence Force

105 x 68
CAN REC 110
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Let His Heart a Thousandfold Take the Field Again! "Let His Heart a Thousandfold/Take the Field Again!"/Are YOU/One of/Kitchener's/Own?/Now Recruiting/under/Lt.Col. F.M. McRobie/High School Barracks/197 Peel Street, Montreal

Image of Lord Kitchener pointing a finger at the viewer; the Kitchener portrait is backed by the British flag; includes insignia of Kitchener's Own Overseas Canada 244 with the slogan "Thorough"

Montreal Litho. Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

244th (Kitchener's Own) Overseas Battalion

103 x 68
CAN REC 111
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: You Are Needed to Take My Place You Are Needed/to Take My Place/Go with/"Kitchener's Own"/The 244th Batt./Lt. Col. F.M. McRobie/Officer Commanding/Enlist/at 197 Peel St., Montreal

Image of a soldier, with a bandaged arm and hand in a sling, pointing at the viewer

Mortimer Co., Limited, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Kitchener's Own 244th Battalion

71 x 106
CAN REC 112
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Canadian Field Artillery/ 400 Gunners & Drivers Wanted Canadian Field/Artillery/400 Gunners & Drivers/Wanted/Overseas with Horses and Guns/Apply – District Artillery Depot, Toronto Armouries

Image of four soldiers manning an artillery; a plane flies overhead

W.S. Johnston & Co. Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Field Artillery

71 x 52.5
CAN REC 113
  Young Men/Enlist –/Jeunes Gens/Enrolez-vous

(text only; no images)

35 x 76
CAN REC 114
  Recruits Wanted for the Permanent Force of Canada/Enlistment …/Pay …/Free Rations, Barrack Accommodation and Medical Attendance/Clothing …/Regimental Necessaries …/Pensions …

Image of soldiers in a variety of uniforms standing or sitting on horses; in the background are tents; at the top of the poster is the King's coat of arms

Permanent Force of Canada

100 x 63
CAN REC 115
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: The Jews the World Over Love Liberty The Jews the World Over Love Liberty/Have Fought for It and Will Fight for It/Britain Expects/Every Son of Israel/to Do His Duty/Enlist with the Infantry Reinforcements/for Overseas/Under the Command of/Capt. Freedman/Headquarters/786 St. Lawrence Boulevard/Montreal

Image of a soldier cutting the bonds from a man, who strains to join a group of soldiers running in the distance and says, "You have cut my bonds and set me free - Now let me help you set others free!" Above are portraits of Rt. Hon. Herbert Samuel, Viscount Reading, and Rt. Hon. Edwin S. Montagu, all Jewish members of the British parliament.

Montreal Litho. Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian Recruiting

105 x 69
CAN REC 116
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: The Jews the World Over Love Liberty [in Hebrew]

די אידען פון דער...

[Hebrew-language version of CAN REC 116]

Montreal Litho. Co. Limited

Canadian Recruiting

104.5 x 69

CAN REC 117
  The Small Man at Last/Has an Opportunity/The 216th/Bantam/Battalion/Needs Men/from This/District/Who Have a Spirit to Aid the Empire/Requirements/5 Ft. 2 in. and Under/Age 45 Years and Under … / Local Headquarters/216th Bantam Battalion

Hand-painted: 147 Peel St., Montreal

Image of a Bantam rooster wearing a British soldier's cap proudly standing, with his one leg resting on a sword, on a dead eagle with splayed wings and a German helmet laying at its side

216th Bantam Battalion

35.5 x 28

Box 7
CAN REC 118
  The Small Man's Opportunity /The 216th/Bantam/Battalion/Needs Men/from This/District/Who Have a Spirit to Aid the Empire/Requirements/5 Ft. 2 in. and Under/Age 45 Years and Under … / Local Headquarters/216th Bantam Battalion

Hand-painted: "147 Peel St."

Image of a Bantam rooster wearing a British soldier's cap proudly standing, with his one leg resting on a sword, on a dead eagle with splayed wings and a German helmet laying at its side

216th Bantam Battalion

35.5 x 28

Box 7
CAN REC 119
  237th/The/New/American/Legion/Battalion, to Be Brigaded with the/211th, 212th, 213th/If You Are an American/(Native Born, Naturalized or of American Parentage)/Come Overseas/with Your Countrymen/to Defend Liberty/and Civilization/Join Now/at Our Recruiting Stations/282 St. Catherine St. West/or Bleury cor. Craig

(text only; no images)

237th The New American Legion

34 x 26.5

Box 7
CAN REC 120
  There/Are Gaps/in the/Ranks/Today –/Will You Fill One of Them?

(text only; no images)

Canadian Recruiting

28 x 22

Box 7
CAN REC 121
  The Boys/You Meet/Are/Wondering/If You/Are 18

(text only; no images)

Canadian Recruiting

28 x 28

Box 7
CAN REC 122
  Getting/to Be/a/Frequent/Question –/How Old Is He?

(text only; no images)

Canadian Recruiting

27.5 x 23

Box 7
CAN REC 123
  Don't/Hold/Back/The Other/Fellow May Be/Waiting for/You

(text only; no images)

Canadian Recruiting

27.5 x 23

Box 7

bad tear almost all the way through the poster
CAN REC 124
  How/Old Are/You?

(text only; no images)

Canadian Recruiting

27.5 x 23

Box 7
CAN REC 125
  [Too fragile to unfold]

Navy Recruiting

[not in box or folder]
CAN REC 126
  The Royal Naval Canadian/Volunteer Reserve/Overseas Division/Men of Good Character and Physique Are Required/in the Above Force for Service Overseas with the/Imperial Royal Navy for the Period of the War/…/The standard of height and chest measurement is as follows …/A Free Kit Is Provided …

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

33.5 x 20.5

Box 7
CAN REC 127
  Men of Good Character and Physique

(black and white)

Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

[not in box or folder]
CAN REC 128
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Naval Service of Canada Naval Service/of Canada/The Canadian Navy Presents/Great Attractions to Men and Boys/Only Strong, Healthy and Well Educated Men and Boys Are Required and They Must Be of Good Character/Seaman Class Boys …/Stokers …/Few Vacancies for Sick Berth Ratings, Writers and Stewards …/Trades/A Few Vacancies for Engine Room Artificers, Joiners …/Officers' Mess …/God Save the King

Six images: (1) At the top of the poster is an image of "arms of four provinces on one shield granted to Canada for a Great Seal in 1868"; (2) The dominating image is one of the H.M.C.S. Rainbow at sea with smoke billowing out of its stacks; (3) Left of the Rainbow image is an image of an officer looking through a spyglass while a sailor uses a searchlight aimed at the sky; (4) Right of the Rainbow image are two sailors using a signal device of some sort; (5) In the bottom lefthand corner is an image of about a dozen sailors coming to shore in rowboat; steamships can be seen on the horizon; (6) In the lower righthand corner are four sailors manning an artillery piece on a ship

Naval Service of Canada

70 x 104
CAN REC 129
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve Royal Naval Canadian/Volunteer Reserve/Overseas Division/Wants Men Ages/18 to 38/Seamen & Stokers/Join To-day/No Previous Experience Necessary/Apply at Nearest Recruiting Office

(black and white)

Image, in silhouette, of a sailor and gun turret on a battleship; in the background is another ship

Mortimer Co. Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

70 x 107
CAN REC 130
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: [Vo]lontaires de la Reserve [Vo]lontaires de la Reserve/[Ma]rine Royale Canadienne/Divisoin d'Outre-Mer/On a besoin d'Hommes/de 18 à 38 ans/Matelots et chauffeurs/Expérience non indispensable/Enrôlez-vous aujourd'hui/…

(black and white)

French-language version of CAN REC 130

Mortimer Co. Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

72 x 107

several bad tears
CAN REC 131
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: The Navy Wants Men The Navy/Wants/Men/The Royal Canadian/Volunteer Reserve/Overseas Division/Men of Good Character and Physique Are Required in/the Above Force for Service Overseas with the/Imperial Royal Navy for the Period of the War/…/For Further Particulars Apply:/Naval Recruiting Officer/129 Commissioner Street, Montreal, Que.

Image of three white-uniformed Canadian sailors and a petty officer, in a blue uniform, standing on a warship's "crow's nest"; one of the sailors is looking through a spyglass; a series of pennant flags fly from a rope to the right

Mortimer Co. Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

106.5 x 70
CAN REC 132
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Volontaires de la Réserve Volontaires de la Réserve/de la Marine Royale Canadienne/Division d'Outre-mer/On demande des hommes … Le minimum de taille et de poitrine exigé …/La solde et l'allocation sont comme suit: … / [The Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve Overseas Division …]

NYS Library copy is in French

(text only; no images)

Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

69 x 52.5
CAN REC 133
  Men Wanted/in the/Royal Canadian Navy/For Information Apply to/6 Youville Place/Montreal

Image is a head shot of a smiling Canadian sailor wearing a cap with the letters R.N.C.V.R. in a blue band of a sailor's cap

Paul Caron

Royal Canadian Navy

83 x 45
CAN REC 134
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: Protect Your Flag Protect/Your/Flag/Navy Needs You/Apply Recruiting Station or Navy League

Five images: (1) British flag; (2) U.S. flag; (3) French flag; (4) head-and-shoulders image of a sailor wearing a hat imprinted with "H.M.S. ENT"; (5) head-and-shoulders image of a sailor wearing a hat imprinted with "FRANCE"

Navy Recruiting

17.5 x 28

Box 7
CAN REC 135
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada 5th/Royal Highlanders of Canada/Black Watch/2nd Reinforcing Company/Men Wanted At Once/to Reinforce the Famous/13th, 42nd & 73rd Battalions/C.E.F./Apply Armoury – 429 Bleury St./Montreal

Image of soldiers, in kilts, pressing forward, with a piper and a flag bearer; in the background a cannon is firing

Montreal Litho. Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

C.E.F.

107 x 70.5
CAN REC 136
Canadian WWI recruiting poster: To Build Anything/To Fight Anything To Build Anything/To Fight Anything/A Golden Chance for the Artisan & Mechanic
1916

Image of soldiers, using man- and horse-power, building a wooden bridge over a river, with battle scenes in the background and overhead; two biplanes fly overhead

Mortimer Co. Limited, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

C.E.F. (Canadian Expeditionary Force)

105 x 69
CAN REC 137
Last Updated: August 10, 2017