World War I Posters (SC23360) - England (General Posters)

Thumbnail Description (title, image, artist, printer, publisher, size, condition) Item Number
English WWI poster: What Germany Wants What Germany Wants/Her Claims as Set Forth by Leaders of German Thought [map]

Map of the world with a highly detailed legend

Stanford's Geographical Establishment

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

75 x 110
ENG GEN 01
  Subject Nationalities of the German Alliance

Duplicate of US GEN 172

The map illustrates the cultural disbursement of a number of ethnic grops impacted by the war including Lithuanians, Sorabians, Jews in Palestine, Nestorians, Armenians, Kurds, Turks and Greeks.

Dangerfield Printing, Co. Ltd.

Stanford's Geographical Establishment, London, England

76 x 101
ENG GEN 02
English WWI poster: A Reminder/Austria, without consulting Italy... A Reminder/Austria, without consulting Italy, her ally, presents to Servia an ultimatum without parallel, and declares war on her …/If the War had been forced upon Germany, would she have declined/the invitation to a Conference in July, 1914?/The invasion of Belgium and the sinking of the Lusitania are typical/of Germany's War methods./For the lasting peace of the world Germany's deeds must be re-/membered and redressed.

A strip of flags of 17 nations that united against Austria and Germany and their partners runs down the center of the poster, separating a list of German atrocities from a list of the responses of the 17 nations to those atrocities.

W.H. Smith & Son, London, England

76.5 x 56

several tears
ENG GEN 03
English WWI poster: Souvenez-vous de la Belgique Souvenez-vous de la Belgique et du nord de la France/N'achetez rien aux boches[Remember Belgium and Northern France/Buy Nothing from the Germans]
(In French)

Image is a full-length depiction of a German soldier standing on the body of a dead woman; he is about to step onto a baby lying on the ground next to the woman; blood drips off his bayonet; the words "Gott mit uns" [God be with us] are written on a strap across his chest; in the background more bodies lie on the ground in front of burning buildings; a vulture flies above in an orange sky.

David Allen & Sons Ltd., Harrow, England

74 x 49.5
ENG GEN 04
English WWI poster: Welcome Noble Belgium Welcome Noble Belgium

Image is to female allegorical figures, representing the United States and Belgium, shaking hands in front of extra-large flags of the two countries; the figure representing the United States has a band around her hair labeled "Columbia" and a sword labeled "USA"; the figure representing Belgium has a band around her hair labeled "Belgium" and carries a shield labeled "L'union fait la force" ["Unity is Strength"]

[monogram of artist unidentified]

100 x 50
ENG GEN 05
English WWI poster: Welcome Big Brother Democracy... Welcome Big/Brother Democracy/United for Liberty!

Image of Uncle Sam and a German soldier linking arms and smiling at each other; each figure is shouldering a rifle; across Uncle Sam's chest is "U.S.A./105,000,000/Strong"; across the Russian soldier's chest is "Russia/180,000,000/Strong"; behind the figures is a world map on which are printed the size of the world's land area and the size of the land mass of the United States and of Russia

[monogram of artist unidentified]

101 x 50.5
ENG GEN 06
English WWI poster: Harry Lauder's Story Harry Lauder's Story/This story was told by Harry Lauder to the Montreal Canadian Club … The Germans had captured six men of the Black Watch … they were mown down by machine guns./This Is "Kultur"

David [??]

J.W. Ltd.

37 x 25

Box 7
ENG GEN 07
English WWI poster: America's Tribute to Britain America's Tribute to Britain

Image of a bald eagle dropping a laurel wreath onto the head of a lion

F.G.C. [Frederic G. Cooper]

Marchbank Press, New York, N.Y.

76 x 50
ENG GEN 08
English WWI poster: Welcome Comrade-at-Arms "Welcome Comrade-at-Arms"

Image of Uncle Sam and Father Knickerbocker greeting a Bersagliere in a plumed hat; all three men bear rifles and swords; in the background, an American flag and an Italian flag are crossed, with a flag similar to New York City's between them (possibly the city's tercentennary flag because it has the dates 1614 to1914 on it. (Note: The inner band of the flag was incorrectly colored black instead of red. It's intended to be the Italian flag, both because of the arms in the white pale and the context of the poster. Source: Peter Ansoff and David Martucci, 2012; Library of Congress website)

[monogram of artist unidentified]

101 x 66.5
ENG GEN 09
English WWI poster: The War of Munitions The War of Munitions/How Great Britain Has Mobilised Her Industries

Fourteen images, 12 of which are captioned; the non-captioned ones are highly-detailed pen-and-ink drawings, one showing men on a dock loading or unloading a ship, the other showing men making cannon shells. The other 12 images consist of an image, a title and a sentence or two explaining the caption: (1) War Workers; (2) Bombs; (3) National Projectile Factories; (4) Machine Guns; (5) Training Schools; (6) Gun Ammunition; (7) High Explosives; (8) The Army; (9) Heavy Guns; (10) Women in Industry; (11) National Arsenals; (12) The Navy

41.5 x 52
ENG GEN 10
  The War of Munitions/How Great Britain Has Mobilised Her Industries

Fourteen images, 12 of which are captioned; the non-captioned ones are highly-detailed pen-and-ink drawings, one showing trucks and cargo on a dock next to a ship, the other showing the interior of an ammunition factory. The other 12 images consist of an image, a title and a word or phrase explaining the caption: (1) War Workers; (2) Light & Medium Ammunition; (3) Bombs; (4) Machine Guns; (5) Projectile Factories; (6) Training Schools; (7) High Explosive; (8) The Army; (9) Navy; (10) Women in Industry; (11) National Factories; (12) Heavy Guns

Design and layout is similar but the drawings are different from ENG GEN 10

42 x 65
ENG GEN 11
English WWI poster: German Colonial Possessions Surrendered... German Colonial Possessions/Surrendered to the Allies/Since August, 1914/West Africa …/South West Africa …/East Africa …/Pacific …/China …

(text only; no images)

Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., London, England

89 x 50.5

tears; upper-left corner missing
ENG GEN 12
English WWI poster: German Words and German Deeds German Words and German Deeds

(text only; no images)

The left-hand column consists of quotations from individuals, mostly from things they've written; the right-hand column consists of descriptions excerpted from diaries, reports and letters, describing what the Germans have done

J. Weiner, Ltd., London, England

76 x 51
ENG GEN 13
  The British Empire at War/The Men of the Empire: Their Homes and Their Battlefields/
(dated: September 1916)

Collection of images that include a map of the world and line drawings of figures representing (1) The British Army; (2) The Overseas Army; (3) The British Navy; and (4) The Industrial Army; also includes a line drawing of the interior of a munitions plant and coats of arms of Canada, the Union of South Africa, Newfoundland, New Zealand, India, and Australia

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

37.5 x 51
ENG GEN 14
English WWI poster: He Did His Duty He Did His Duty/Are You Doing Yours?

Image is a sitting portrait of "Roberts" [Lord Roberts of Kandahar] in his military dress uniform; his dress hat is on a table next to him

Russell & Sons

Heliochrome by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd.

T.C. & E.C. Jack [printer], Edinburgh, Scotland

62 x 48.5
ENG GEN 15
English WWI poster: The World's Verdict on Gemany The/World's Verdict/on Germany/…/The considered judgment of the/civilized world is that Germany/was responsible for the war, and that/in the defeat of German militarism/alone lies the hope of a stable peace

Image is three groups of flags: (1) These peoples took up the original challenge of Germany in August 1914; (2) These peoples have shown their complete understading of the German menace by joining the Entente; (3) These peoples have shewn their indignant horror at Germany's repeated violation of the laws of humanity by severing diplomatic relations

Wyman & Sons, Ltd., London, England

57 x 44.5

tears
ENG GEN 16
English WWI poster: What Is the Price of One of Your Arms? What Is the Price of/One of Your Arms?/Civilian. "How did you lose your arm, my lad?"/Soldier. "Fighting for you, sir." …/Civilian. "I'd pay anything rather than lose an arm."/Soldier. "Very well. Put the price of your/arm, or as much as you can afford,/into Exchequer Bonds or War/Savings Certificates, and/Lend Your Money to Your Country

(text only; no images)

Hayman Christy & Lilly, Ltd., London, England

National Organizing Committee for War Savings

101 x 63
ENG GEN 17
English WWI poster: 1 pound for 15 shillings and 6 pence ?1 for 15'6 [1 pound for 15 shillings and 6 pence]/If You/Cannot/Fight –/Lend/Your/Money/Go to the Post Office or Join/a War Savings Association

"Poster No. 3"

Two images: (1) a soldier checking his rifle; (2) a woman clerk at the "Savings Bank" window in a post office helping patrons

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

National War Savings Committee

75 x 51
ENG GEN 18
English WWI poster: Bad Form in Dress Bad Form/in Dress/The National Organizing Committee for War/Savings appeals against extravagance in women's/dress./Many women have already recognized that/elaboration and variety in dress are bad form/in the present crisis, but there is still a large/section of the community, both amongst the rich/and amongst the less well-to-do, who appear to/make little or no difference in their habits./New clothes should only be bought when/absolutely necessary, and these should be durable/and suitable for all occasions. Luxurious forms,/for example, of hats, boots, shoes, stockings,/gloves, and veils shold be avoided./It is essential, not only that money should/be saved, but that labour employed in tehclothing/trades should be set free.

"Poster No. 4"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

National Organizing Committee for War Savings

75.5 x 50.5
ENG GEN 19
English WWI poster: 124 Cartridges for 15/6 124/Cartridges for 15/6/and your money back with interest/Do you know that every 15/6 War Saving/Certificate you buy at the Post Office or/through a War Savings Association can purchase/124 Cartridges? …/For every 15/6 you lend your Country you will/get ?1 in 5 years' time …/Go to the Post Office or to Any Bank/or Join a War Savings Association

(text only; no images)

McAra & Whiteman Ltd.

National War Savings Committee, London, England

76 x 51
ENG GEN 20
English WWI poster: £1 for 15/6 £1 for 15/6 [1 pound for 15 shillings and 6 pence]/War Savings Certificates/Help your Country to win the war and help/yourself at the same time by buying War Savings/Certificates at the Post Office or through a War/Savings Association …/Go to the Post Office To-day or/Join a War Savings Association

"Poster No. 14"

(text only; no images)

McAra & Whiteman, Ltd.

National War Savings Committee, London, England

76 x 50
ENG GEN 21
  £1 for 15/6 [1 pound for 15 shillings and 6 pence]

Johnson Riddle & Co., Ltd.

War Savings Committee

148 x 100
ENG GEN 22
++
English WWI poster: £1 for 15/6 £1 for 15/6 [1 pound for 15 shillings and 6 pence]/up to/£500 for £387 10s./Free of Income Tax …/You can always withdraw your money in full at any time if you need it/Go to the Post Office or to Any Bank/or Join a War Savings Association

"Poster No. 17"

(text only; no images)

McAra & Whiteman, Ltd.

National War Savings Committee, London, England

75.5 x 50
ENG GEN 23
English WWI poster: 6 Reasons Why You Should Save 6 Reasons/Why You Should Save/1. Because when you save you help our soldiers and sailors/2.Because when you spend on things you do not need you help the Germans/ …/6. Because every shilling saved helps twice, first when you don't spend it and again when you lend it to the Nation

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

National War Savings Committee, London, England

88 x 56
ENG GEN 24
English WWI poster: The Nation's Drink Bill The Nation's/Drink Bill/The National War Savings Committee calls attention/to the fact that the sum now being spent by the Nation/on alcoholic liquors is estimated at/£182,000,000 a Year … Much of the money spent on alcohol could be/saved. Even more important would be (1) the saving for/more useful purposes of large quantities of barley, rice,/maize, and sugar; and (2) the setting free of much/labour urgently needed to meet the requirements of the/Navy and the Army./To Do without Everything No Essential to/Health and Efficiency while the War Lasts/Is the Truest Patriotism

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

National War Savings Committee

101 x 61
ENG GEN 25
English WWI poster: For Your Children For Your Children/Buy War Savings Certificates/and they will live to thank you

Image of three children, one of whom is kissing another who is crying; the third child is looking solemnly at the other two

Rosina Montovani-Gutti

Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd., [London, England?]

War Savings Committee

72 x 98
ENG GEN 26
  To the Employers and Employees in Munitions Factories and Controlled Establishments … October 2nd, 1916/Sir or Madam,/The National War Savings Committee is appealing to you to lend your money to the state … But munitions cannot be supplied without money … I am sure munition workers will not lag behind in lending to the State all they can spare from the money which they so deservedly earn …/

(black and white)

Signed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Minister of Munitions of War

"Poster No. 27"

(text only; no images)

L.S. & Co.

Ministry of Munitions of War

75.5 x 50.5
ENG GEN 27
English WWI poster: 124 Cartridges for 15/6 124/Cartridges for 15/6/and your money back with compound interest/../Go to the Post Office or/Join a War Savings Association

(text only; no images)

Sir J.C. & S.

War Savings

34 x 21

Box 7
ENG GEN 28
  Make An Allotment/£1 for 15/6/War Savings Certificates/ …/How to Make an Allotment …

"Poster No. 25"

(text only; no images)

M & S

War Savings

34 x 21

Box 7
ENG GEN 29
English WWI poster: War Savings for Soldiers War Savings/for Soldiers/I. Undrawn Pay/If you have undrawn pay you can earn interest/by investing the money through the Post Office …/II. Drawn Pay/What you can do with sixpence: If there is a War/Savings Association in your Battalion, join it./Ask your Company Officer about it.

"Poster No. 30"

(text only; no images)

H. & J. Ltd.

National War Savings Committee

34 x 21

Box 7
ENG GEN 30
English WWI poster: Your Money or Their Lives? "Your Money/or/Their Lives?"/Shall it ever be said that/we were willing to give/our sons, but we were not/willing to give our money?/The Chancellor of the Exchequer/Give Your Answer Through/Your Banker, Broker, Post/Office or War Savings/Association

(text only; no images)

Sir J.C. & S.

War Savings

34 x 21

Box 7
ENG GEN 31
English WWI poster: Pay Your 5'/[Pay Your 5 Shillings] Pay Your 5'/[Pay Your 5 Shillings] for This and Help Crush the Germans Apply at the Nearest Post Office

"Poster No. 1"

Image of a hand holdings a war loan scrip voucher

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

75 x 49.5
ENG GEN 32
English WWI poster: War Loan/Invest Five Shillings War Loan/Invest/Five Shillings/and Help Your Country/to Win/Apply for Details at the Nearest Post Office

"Poster No. 2"

Image is a coin with a naked St. George slaying the dragon and the date 1915

Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

76 x 50
ENG GEN 33
English WWI poster: Speed the Silver Bullet Speed the/"Silver Bullet"/Buy/the New/Government/War Loan/4½ per cent per annum

"Poster No. 3"

Dobson, Molle & Co., Ltd., Edinburgh & London

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

100 x 63
ENG GEN 34
English WWI poster: Help Your Country Invest 5 Help Your Country Invest 5/- To-day in the War Loan/Apply at nearest Post Office

"Poster No. 4"

Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

76 x 49.5
ENG GEN 35
English WWI poster: Appeal to Women/Make every Penny... Appeal to Women/Make every/Penny do the/work of Two/Put your Savings/in the/War Loan

"Poster No. 5"

Image of a ribbon linking Wedgewood-style pins with military motifs: (1) Soldiers manning an artillery piece mounted on a caisson; (2) Soldier, with a rifle, standing at attention (at ease?); (3) Soldier testing his arm on the tip of a rifle; (4) Soldiers, in a relaxed formation, walking with weapons every which way

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

76 x 50.5
ENG GEN 36
English WWI poster: You Have in Your Pocket... You Have in Your/Pocket/Silver Bullets/That Will Stop the/Germans/Lend Them to Your Country/by Investing in the War Loan/To-day

"Poster No. 6"

(text only excelpt for the image of the coat of arms of King George V at the top of the poster)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

75 x 50.5
ENG GEN 37
English WWI poster: If You Buy the New War Loan If You Buy the/New War Loan/Your Country Gets/Funds to Carry on/and Win the War/You Get 4´6 a year for every/?5 of Loan you buy/with an Investment/Guaranteed by the State/Information at Any Post Office

"Poster No. 7"

(text only; no images)

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

76 x 51
ENG GEN 38
English WWI poster: You have in your pocket You have in/your pocket/Silver Bullets/that will stop/the Germans/Lend them to/your Country/by/Investing in the/War Loan/To-day

"Poster No. 8"

Text is framed with silver coins of various denominations

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

73 x 47
ENG GEN 39
English WWI poster: The British Sovereign Will Win The British/Sovereign/Will Win/Invest/in the/War Loan/To-day/Ask for Details at Nearest Post Office

"Poster No. 9"

Image of a British coin bearing the profile of King George V

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

75.5 x 50
ENG GEN 40
English WWI poster: War Loan 5'-/Invest To-day War/Loan/5'-/Invest To-day/Apply at Nearest Post Office

"Poster No. 10"

Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Limited, London, England

Image of the 5´- bursting through from behind the poster

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

76 x 50
ENG GEN 41
  You Can Help/to Win the War/with/5´-/A/Safe and Patriotic/Investment/Apply at the nearest Post Office

"Poster No. 12"

(text only; no images)

Hill, Siffken & Co., London, England

ParliamentaryWar Savings Committee

75 x 49
ENG GEN 42
English WWI poster: Wanted/Men/Munitions/Money Wanted/Men/Munitions/Money/If you can neither enlist/nor make munitions/Buy/the New/4½ %/War Loan!

"Poster No. 13"

Image of a pouch with two tassles and coins; the pouch is stamped with a "?"

A. White & Co., Finsbury, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

75 x 50
ENG GEN 43
English WWI poster: Buy War Loant Buy War Loan/If you buy to/the amount/of/… /You will get in/interest/…/and You Will Help/Your Country and/Our Brave Troops/in the Fighting Line

"Poster No. 14"

(text only; no images)

McCorquodale & Co. Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

73.5 x 50
ENG GEN 44
English WWI poster: Back Them Up Back Them Up/Invest in the/War Loan/My Duty

"Poster No. 15"

Image of a man, with a mustache, in civilian clothes reaching into his pocket; behind him, in silhouette, are images of a munitions factory and of soldiers on horses pulling two artillery pieces on caissons

E.V. Kealey

Hill, Siffken & Co., Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

74.5 x 50
ENG GEN 45
  You Can Help/to Win the War/with/5´-/A/Safe and Patriotic/Investment/Apply at the nearest Post Office

"Poster No. 16"

Smaller version of ENG GEN 42

(text only; no images)

Hill, Siffken & Co., Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

43 x 34.5
ENG GEN 46
English WWI poster: War Loan War Loan/"The man, be he rich/or poor, is little/to be envied who/at this supreme/moment fails to/bring forward his/savings for the/security of his/country."/The Chancellor of the Exchequer

"Poster No. 17"

Image of the coat of arms of King George V

Spottiswoode & Co., Ltd., London, England

ParliamentaryWar Savings Committee

73.5 x 49
ENG GEN 47
English WWI poster: G R 4½% War Loan Subscriptions G R/4½%/War Loan/Subscriptions/Here/5´- Upwards

"Poster No. 18"

Image of the coat of arms of King George V

Roberts & Leete, Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

55 x 42.5
ENG GEN 48
English WWI poster: Turn Your Silver into Bullets Turn Your Silver/into Bullets/at the/Post/Office

"Poster No. 19"

Image is a pair of cupped hands overflowing with silver coins; the coins turn into bullets as they fall. In the background, there is a scrip voucher for the 1915 loan

Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Limited, London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

76 x 49
ENG GEN 49
English WWI poster: Do You Think My 5' Won't Help... Do You Think/My 5'-Won't Help the War Loan/Do You Realize/Thousands May Be Thinking the Same/Do You Know/If Each of Us Saved 5´- a Week/We Should Save Nearly/?600,000,000 a Year/Invest Your 5´- To-day/Apply at the Nearest Post Office

"Poster No. 20"

(text only; no images)

Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Limited, London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

75 x 50
ENG GEN 50
English WWI poster: War Loan/Back the Empire War Loan/Back the/Empire/with Your/Savings/Invest Now/Apply for/Details/at Nearest/Post/Office

"Poster No. 21"

Image of a male lion

Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Limited, London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

76 x 50
ENG GEN 51
English WWI poster: War Loan/Lend Your Savings War Loan/Lend Your Savings/to the Nation To-day/Apply for particulars at the nearest Post Office

"Poster No. 22"

Image of an open change purse, with British coins and paper money

Sir Joseph Causton & Sons Limited, London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

75.5 x 50
ENG GEN 52
English WWI poster: Lend Your Five Shillings... Lend Your/Five Shillings/to Your Country/and/Crush/the Germans

"Poster No. 23"

Image of a German soldier being crushed by a monumental-size coin

D.D. Fry

David Allen & Sons, Ltd., Harrow, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

75.5 x 50
ENG GEN 53
English WWI poster: War and Saving/Every man and woman... War and/Saving/Every man & woman/should read/"Why We/Must Save/and How"/published by the Parliamentary/War Svings Committee …

"Poster No. 24"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete Ltd., London, England

ParliamentaryWar Savings Committee

75 x 49.5
ENG GEN 54
English WWI poster: National Savings Campaign National/Savings/Campaign/How You Can Help/By Steady Work …/By Wise Expenditure …/By Giving Up Luxuries, …/By Avoiding Waste of All Kinds/By Putting What You Save into/the War Loan

"Poster No. 25"

(text only; no images)

Roberts & Leete Ltd., London, England

Parliamentary War Savings Committee

75 x 49
ENG GEN 55
English WWI poster: Don't/ Don't use a motor car... Don't/1. Don't use a motor car/or motor cycle for/pleasure purposes./2. Don't buy new clothes/needlessly. Don't be/ashamed of wearing/old clothes in War time./3. Don't keep more servants/than you really need./In this way you will save money for/the War, set the right example, and/free labour for more useful purposes./Your Country Will/Appreciate Your Help.

David Allen & Sons Ltd., Harrow, Middlesex, England

National Organizing Committee, London, England

76 x 51
ENG GEN 56
English WWI poster: Star & Garter Home Star & Garter Home/for/Totally Disabled Soldiers and Sailors/Patrons: H.M. The Queen & H.M. Queen Alexandra/ You can never repay these utterly broken men. But you/can show your gratitude by helping to build this Home, where/they will be tenderly cared for during the rest of their lives./Let Every Woman Send What She Can To-day/to the Lady Cowdray, Hon. Treasurer, The British Women's/Hospital Fund …

(black and white)

"Reproduced by permission of the Proprietors from Mu. Punch's Appeal for the Star and Garter Fund."

Image of a robed allegorical figure of Womanhood supporting an injured man as she helps him through a doorway into a building; he has a bandage around his head and one arm in a sling; he can barely stand; behind them are the charred remains of battle; captioned: Haven

British Women's Hospital Fund

75 x 49
ENG GEN 57
English WWI poster: Our Dumb Friends' League "Our Dumb Friends' League"/A Society for the Encouragement of Kindness to Animals/Blue Cross Fund/for Wounded Horses/at the Front/Donations immediately to/Arthur J. Coke, Secretary/58, Victoria Street, London, S.W.

Image of a wounded horse on a battlefield; he is pleadingly looking at the viewer

Blue Cross Fund for Wounded Horses at the Front

76 x 50.5
ENG GEN 58
English WWI poster: Blue Cross Fund Blue Cross Fund/President: Lady Smith-Dorrien/Chairman: Sir Ernest Flower/War!/Please Help the Horses …

Image is the head and neck of a horse that appears to be terrified; also an image of a blue cross

Y.I.M.

Walter Mair & Co. Lith., [London, Eng.?]

Blue Cross Fund for Wounded Horses at the Front

46 x 28
ENG GEN 59
English WWI poster: Belgian Canal Boat Fund Belgian Canal Boat Fund/for Relief of the Civil Population Behind the Firing Lines/Send Them Something/The Sec. 71 Duke Street/Grosvenor Square, W.

Image of a woman and a girl and a boy; the woman is consoling the girl; the boy is looking at the viewer; in the background are the remains of a destroyed bridge and a destroyed windmill

Hassaly [John Hassall?]

Hill Siffken Co., London, England

Belgian Canal Boat Fund

74.5 x 50
ENG GEN 60
English WWI poster: 1,500,000 Belgians Are Destitute... 1,500,000 Belgians/Are/Destitute/in/Belgium/They must not starve/Support the Local Fund

Image of an allegorical female figure of Britannia bending down toward a woman and three children; the woman is kneeling in front of Britannia; the little boy is wearing wooden shoes; in the background is smoke from a battle

Hassaly [John Hassall?]

Crowther & Goodman, London, England

National Committee for Relief in Belgium, London, England

98 x 62
ENG GEN 61
  1,500,000 Belgians/Are/Destitute/in/Belgium/They must not starve/Support the Local Fund

(Same as ENG GEN 61, except for the positioning of the "Support the Local Fund" line)

Image of an allegorical female figure of Britannia bending down toward a woman and three children; the woman is kneeling in front of Britannia; the little boy is wearing wooden shoes; in the background is smoke from a battle

Hassaly [John Hassall?]

Crowther & Goodman, London, England

National Committee for Relief in Belgium

50.5 x 38
ENG GEN 62
English WWI poster: In Belgium/Help In Belgium/Help

Image of a woman cuddling a child

Louis Raemaekers

National Committee for Relief in Belgium

49.5 x 31
ENG GEN 63
English WWI poster: To Belgium Land of the desolate... To Belgium Land of the desolate, Mother of tears … Till you are whole of all your pain,/And come with Honour to your own again./O.S./By kind permission/Belgian Canal Boat Fund/for Relief of the Civil Population Behind the Firing Lines. Send Them Something …

(text only except for a shield with a lion rampant in the first letter of the text)

O.S.

Hill, Siffken & Co. Ltd., London, England

Belgian Canal Boat Fund

75.5 x 50
ENG GEN 64
English WWI poster: The Remaking of Belgium The Remaking of Belgium

Image of citizens clearing rubble against a devastated townscape dominated by a cathedral in ruins

Frank Brangwyn

Avenue Press, Drury Lane, W.C., [London, England?]

99 x 72.5
ENG GEN 65
English WWI poster: Please Help the Belgian Soldiers... Please Help the Belgian Soldiers at the Front/Donations Gratefully Received by Hon Treasurer/British Gifts for Belgian/Soldiers/Hotel Cecil Strand/London W.C.

(black and white)

Image of a group of British and Belgian infantrymen, in greatcoats, sit around a brazier in a trench; some hold cups and a kettle rests on top of the brazier; a pipe-smoking soldier, far left, plays an accordion; in the background soldiers peering carefully over the trench's parapet are silhouetted against the sky

Frank Brangwyn

Avenue Press

British Gifts for Belgian Soldiers

100 x 74
ENG GEN 66
  London & Southwestern Railway Co./Avis/Les passsagers sont avertis/qu'il est strictement défendu/de brûler des allumettes, de/fumer ou d'exposer une lumiè/quelconque sur les ponts, après/le depart du bateau
(In French)

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

London & Southwestern Railway Co.

19 x 25

Box 7

cardboard; corner broken off; piece in envelope
ENG GEN 67
  Defence of the Realm Regulation/Extract from the Order made by the Secretary of State for the/Home Department:/All blinds in railway carriages, the lights of which if unobscured would be visible/from the sea or from the navigable waters of any estuary, must be lowered so as to/cover the windows … Heavy penalties … /The Order as to the/lowering of blinds is/applicable between the/undermentioned places: …/

(text only; no images)

McCorquodale & Co. Ltd., London, England

Secretary of State for the Home

24 x 46
ENG GEN 68
  The German Trident's Inglorious Grave

(black and white)

Page from The Graphic, June 28, 1919; verso: pictures of Wimbledon

Bird's-eye view of islands around the Scapa Flow, the Scapa Bay, the Pentland Firth and the Atlantic Ocean, where ships were scuttled; includes names of ships

G.F. Morrell

41 x 29
ENG GEN 69
  Real/German Helmets/from the Battlefields

Hand-lettered sign probably used as a label in an exhibit

(text only; no images)

28 x 61
ENG GEN 70
English WWI poster: Germany's Lost Empire in Africa Germany's Lost Empire in Africa [map]

Dangerfield Printing Co., London, England

Stanford's Geographical Establishment, London, England

41.5 x 61
ENG GEN 71
  German Sawtooth/ Bayonets/just to prove they use them

Hand-lettered sign probably used as a label in an exhibit

(text only; no images)

28 x 61
ENG GEN 71(a)
English WWI poster: Public Warning Public Warning/The public are advised to familiarise [sic] themselves with the appearance/of British and German Airships and Aeroplanes, so that they may not/be alarmed by British aircraft, and may take shelter if German/aircraft appear. Should hostile aircraft be seen, take selter/immediately in the nearest available house … do not stand about in crowds and do not touch unexploded bombs …
(dated: 1915)

Images, in silhouette, of German and British airships and aeroplanes; each piece of aircraft is labeled.

Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Ltd., London, England

His Majesty's Stationery Office

88 x 57
ENG GEN 72
English WWI poster: Britain's Day/December 7, 1918 Britain's Day/December 7, 1918/America/This Day/Pays Tribute to/Britain's/Achievements in/the Great War/Initiative Sulgrave Institution with National Committee Patriotic Societies/American Defence Society and National Security League/Mass Meeting

Four images: (1) exterior of Sulgrave Manor, Home of Washington's Ancestors in England; (2) head-and-shoulders image of William Pitt; (3) head-and-shoulders portrait of George Washington; (4) three-quarters portrait of a British sailor resting his hands on a large artillery shell

American Defence Society and National Security League

38 x 24

Box 7
ENG GEN 73
  Under the Auspices of/the British/Government/An Official/Exhibition of/Lithographs/by Frank Brangwyn/Muirhead Bone/Charles Shannon/Edmund Dulac/Augustus John/and other prominent artists/reflecting "Britain's Efforts/and Ideals in the Great War"/on view March 6-March 23/at the Seligmann Galleries/705 Fifth Avenue New York

(looks hand-lettered)

(text only; no images)

British Government

61 x 45.5

cardboard; lower right-hand corner broken off; in envelope
ENG GEN 74
English WWI poster: Britain's Day December 7 1918 Britain's Day December 7 1918 America's Tribute to Britain for her part in The World War Mass Meeting

Image of Britannia, seated, flanked by lions and tiger; behind her is Neptune, standing facing right, one hand behind Britannia's throne, the other holding a trident; in the background, left, spectral knights in armour and, right, a fearsome battleship (design crowded with "national" imagery and symbols)

Carey Print Lith., New York, New York

99 x 68
ENG GEN 75
English WWI poster: Save Your Bit! Save/Your/Bit!

Image of a piece of coal on which the text is printed

Dangerfield Printing Co., London, England

Coal Miners Department Board of Trade

75 x 50
ENG GEN 76
English WWI poster: Pwy wnaeth yr Ynysoedd bychain... Pwy wnaeth yr Ynysoedd bychain hyn yn ganolbwnc yr Ymerodraeth fwyaf a'r gadarnaf welodd y byd erioed?/Ein Cyndadau/Pwy lywodraethodd yr Ymerodraeth hon gyda'r fath ddoethineb a naws nes peri i bob rhan ohoni - o ba hil neu o ba darddiad bynag - gydgylymmu wrthi yn awr ei hangen?/Ein Tadau/Pwy a saif dros gadwraeth yr etifeddiaeth fawr ac ardderchog hon?/Nyni a Safwn/Pwy a'n ceidw mewn coffhad gan falchter a mawl a diolch os gwnawn ni ein dyledswydd heddyw?/Ein Plant/I'R FYDDIN FECHGYN GWALIA / [Who made these little Islands the centre of the greatest and most powerful Empire the world has ever seen?/Our Forefathers/ Who ruled this Empire with such wisdom and sympathy that every part of it - of whatever race or origin - has rallied to it in its hour of need?/Our Fathers/Who will stand up to preserve this great and glorious heritage?/We will/Who will remember us with pride and exultation and thankfulness if we do our duty to-day?/Our Children/To the Army, men of Wales.]
(In Welsh)
(dated: March 1915)

"Poster No. 77"

(text only; no images)

Sir J.C.&S., [London, England]

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London

74.5 x 49
ENG GEN 77
English WWI poster: A Plain Duty A Plain Duty/"Well, goodbye, old chap, and good luck! I'm/going in here to do my bit, the best way I can./The more everybody scrapes together for the War/Loan, the sooner you'll be back from the trenches."

"Reproduced by special permission of the Proprietors of "PUNCH"

Image of a British infantryman, wearing a fur jacket over his uniform, shaking the hand of a civilian man in a grey overcoat; they stand outside a post office in a snow-covered street; the civilian is going into a building which has a sign near the door reading "The/Great/War Loan/5 Per Cent/ …"

Fred Pegram

Bradbury, Agnew & Co., Ltd., London, England

National War Savings Committee

76 x 50
ENG GEN 78
English WWI poster: We're Both Needed to Serve the Guns We're Both Needed to Serve the Guns!/Fill Up the Ranks!/Pile Up the Munitions!

"Poster 85c"

Image of a soldier shaking hands with a male civilian laborer; behind the soldier is a crew of soldiers manning a field artillery piece on a caisson; behind the laborer is a factory; a train is running from the factory toward the battlefield

Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., Leeds, England

Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England

52 x 74
ENG GEN 79
  ENG GEN 85a
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