World War I Posters (SC23360) - United States (Recruiting Posters)

Thumbnail Description (title, image, artist, printer, publisher, size, condition) Item Number
  [not in folder or box]
[Also, not on original inventory list]
US REC 01
US WWI recruitment poster: Register/June 5th Register/June 5th/"A great day of/patriotic devotion and/obligation."/- Woodrow Wilson

Image of Uncle Sam, with a monumental-size quill pen, standing in front of a monumental-size American flag; in the foreground, in silhouette, is a crowd of cheering people; some of whom have thrown their hats into the air

Colonial Press, Philadelphia, Pa.

Committee of Public Safety of Pennsylvania, Department of Military Service, Philadelphia

89 x 57
US REC 02
US WWI recruitment poster: Have Your Answers Ready Have Your Answers/Ready/State Military – June 11 to 16

Image of Uncle Sam, with a monumental-size quill pen, about to write in a book labelled "census."

90 x 63
US REC 03
US WWI recruitment poster: State Military Censu State Military Census/Men and Women/16 to 50 Years of Age/Register Here/and Obey the Law/Do It Now!/According to Chapter 103, of the Laws of 1917, and supplementary thereto:/Upon proof that any person has refused to appear or has made equivocal or willfully false or mislead-/ing answers, such a person may be committed to a county jail or penitentiary or other place of detention.

(text only; no images)

65 x 77
US REC 04
US WWI recruitment poster: War Information War Information/No Charge/Allotments of Pay/Family Allowances/Compensation/Insurance/Red Cross Matters/Legal Assistance/Information also about/Food and Fuel Regulations/Naturalization and English Classes/Official for United States Food Administration/Co-operating with the War Committee of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Red Cross, the/Liberty Loan Committee, the United States Fuel Administration

Image of Uncle Sam wearing a military uniform and holding a pencil in his hand as he's seated at a desk upon which is a telephone

Ernest Hamlin Baker

W.F. Powers Co. Litho, New York, N.Y.

Council of Organizations for War Service, New York, N.Y.

75.5 x 50
US REC 05
  The Nation/Needs Your/Signature!/Men & Women!/Sign the/Declaration/of Patriotism/Blanks at Hotels, Restaurants,/Western Union Telegraph Offices,/Police Stations, Stores, etc./Sign/Now

Text framed by American-flag bunting

Acme Litho. Co., New York, N.Y.

106 x 70
US REC 06
US WWI recruitment poster: How to Answer Questions on Registration Card How to Answer Questions on Registration Card/and Instructions for Registrars/Detailed Information for Making Out Registration Card/ …

(text only; no images)

Government Printing Office

81.5 x 53.5

several tears
US REC 07
  A Proclamation/by the President of the United States/Whereas Congress has enacted and the President has, on the eighteenth day of May, one/thousand nine hundred and seventeen, approved a law which contains the following provisions/ …That all male persons between the ages of twenty-one and thirty, both inclusive, shall be subject to registration … Woodrow Wilson …

(text only; no images)

51 x 22
US REC 08
  En Proklamation af Förenta Staternas President … Woodrow Wilson …

Swedish version of US REC 08

49 x 31

several tears
US REC 09
  ΠΡΟΚΗΡΥΘΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΥ ΠΕΡΙ ΤΗΣ ΣΤΡАΤΟΛΟΓΙАΣ … Woodrow Wilson …

Greek version of US REC 08

48.5 x 30.5
US REC 10
  Ein Proklamation des Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten … Woodrow Wilson …

German version of US REC 08

48 x 30.5
US REC 11
  Odezwa Prezydenta Stanów Zjednoczonych … Woodrow Wilson …

Polish version of US REC 08

49.5 x 30.5
US REC 12
  ПРОКЛАМАЦІЯ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА СОЕДИНЕННЫХЪ ШТАТОВЪ … ВУДРОУ ВИЛЬСОНЪ …

Russian version of US REC 08

49 x 30.5
US REC 13
  Proclama del Presidente de los Estados Unidos … Woodrow Wilson …

Spanish version of US REC 08

49 x 30.5
US REC 14
  Prehlásenie Presidenta Spojených Štátov … Woodrow Wilson …

Slovak version of US REC 08


48.5 x 30.5
US REC 15
  Proclamation du Président des Etas-Unis … Woodrow Wilson …

French version of US REC 08

48 x 30.5
US REC 16
  א פראקלאמאציאן

… [Woodrow Wilson written in Hebrew script]

Yiddish version of US REC 08

48 x 30.5
US REC 17
  Proclama del Presidente degli Stati Uniti … Woodrow Wilson …

Italian version of US REC 08

48 x 30.5
US REC 18
  [listed on table but not in folder]
US REC 19
  Governor Whitman's Proclamation/State Military Census/Whereas, the Legislature has authorized the Governor to cause to be/taken a census and inventory of the State, available for use in/the event of war … Chapter 41 of the Laws of 1909 … hereby order and direct all persons resident within the State who shall have attained their sixteenth birthday and who shall not have attained their fifty-first birthday …/Charles S. Whitman /By the Governor,/Wm. A. Orr,/Secretary to the Governor

61 x 20.5

(text only; no images)
US REC 20
  ΠΡΟΚΗΡΥΞΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΟΥ WHITMAN ΤΡАΤΙΩΤΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙАΚΗ ΚАΤАΓΡАΦΗ …
Charles S. Whitman …Wm. A. Orr …

(Text of US REC 20 in Greek)

45.5 x 20.5

(text only; no images)
US REC 21
  PROKLAMACYA
GUBERNATORA WHITMANA
Cenzus Wojskowy Stanu New York …
Charles S. Whitman …Wm. A. Orr …

(Text of US REC 20 in Polish)

46 x 20

(text only; no images)
US REC 22
  Proclama
del Governatore Whitman
Censimento Militare dello Stato …
Charles S. Whitman …Wm. A. Orr …

(Text of US REC 20 in Italian)

46 x 20

(text only; no images)
US REC 23
  "Proclamation"/by the President/Executive Mansion/Washington, D.C./June 20, 1917/I hereby designate June 23 to June 30 next as Recruiting Week for the Regular Army … /Do It Now!/Will you be among those who, in later years, will be proud to say, "I answered the President's First Call and was numbered among those first in France?" …

[Lists recruiting stations in Syracuse, Utica, Geneva, Watertown, Ogdensburg, Cortland and Ithaca]

(text only; no images)

31 x 23

Box 6
US REC 24
  Let This Grand Old Bell/Proclaim Another Victory/But with YOU to help it/Enlist Now!/Your Forefathers did in '76/Your Grandfathers did in '61/Your Fathers did in '98/Now You Do It in '17 …

At bottom of poster: addresses of three army recruiting stations in Massachusetts

Three images: (1) Liberty Bell; (2) an American soldier dressed in a 1917 uniform flanked by and shaking hands with a soldier of the Revolutionary War and a Civil War soldier; (3) an American soldier with a rifle at port arms; behind him is an American flag and, in silhouette, other American soldiers

Donated by John E. Stewart Co., Good Printing, Springfield, Mass.

60 x 48
US REC 25
  Recruiting Stations/for/United States and/Canadian Armies/315 Lyceum Bldg. – 522 W. Superior St. [Duluth, Minn.?]/U.S. Army/Infantry/Field Artillery/Medical Department/Railroad Men/Machinists/Telephone Men/Wiremen/Cable, Telegraph and Radio Operators/Photographers/Electricians/For Canadian Forces/Teamsters/Carpenters/Machinists/Aerial Corps/Bushmen/Cavalrymen/The President expects/every man without dependents/between the ages of 18 to 40/to offer his services at once/Be a Volunteer/and join that branch of the service which is most congenial to you and where you can be of the greates service to your country.

(text only; no images)

Christie Lithograph & Printing Co., Duluth, Minn.

75.5 x 47
US REC 26
US WWI recruitment poster: Are You Trained to Do Your Share? Are You Trained to Do Your Share?/Plattsburg

Image of two rows of soldiers with rifles shouldered, four abreast, marching in formation; behind them are army tents and a couple cannon, presumably the Military Training Camp in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Copyright by "Military Training Camps Association"

69 x 51
US REC 27
US WWI recruitment poster: The Minute Men of Today The Minute Men/of To-day Are/Going to/Plattsburg

Image of a Revolutionary War Minute Man, resting his arm on his musket, standing next to an American soldier of 1917, holding his rifle at port arms; in the background are army tents and two cannon, presumably the Military Training Camp in Plattsburgh, N.Y.presumably at the military training camp at Plattsburgh, N.Y.presumably the Military Training Camp in Plattsburgh, N.Y.presumably the Military Training Camp in Plattsburgh, N.Y. presumably the Military Training Camp in Plattsburgh, N.Y. presumably the Military Training Camp in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Copyright by "Military Training Camps Association"

69 x 51
US REC 28
US WWI recruitment poster: Are You Trained to Defend Your Country? Are You Trained to/Defend Your Country?/Plattsburg

Image of an American soldier of 1917 holding his rifle at port arms; behind him is a row of soldiers in the same position and behind them are several army tents, presumably the Military Training Camp in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Copyright by "Military Training Camps Association"

69 x 51
US REC 29
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Army develops all a man has... U.S. Army/develops all a man has of courage/It makes a strong body/and trains the mind to/disciplined decision/Enlist!/25 Third Avenue/New York/Open Day and Night

(text only; no images)

106 x 73
US REC 30
US WWI recruitment poster: The Second Artillery 1840-1917... The Second/Artillery/1840-1917/Needs/200 Real Men/Will You/Be One?

Image of two crossed cannons with the digit "2" sitting atop the point where they cross

Colonial Press, Philadelphia, Pa.

Committee of Public Safety, Department of Military Service, Philadelphia

73 x 58
US REC 31
US WWI recruitment poster: If You Are an Electrician... If You Are an/Electrician/Mechanic or/a Telegraph/Operator You/Belong in the/U.S./Army/Signal/Corps/If You Are Not/We Will Train/You. Get In Now/Recruiting/Office/1493 Broadway/at 43 Street

Image of an American soldier looking through binoculars as he stands atop a box on a caisson; in the foreground one soldier is operating a telegraph while another soldier writes in a notebook

Welsh

Latham Litho & Ptg Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.

U.S. Army Signal Corps

103 x 71
US REC 32
US WWI recruitment poster: Here's Your Chance Here's Your Chance Answer the Roll Call of Honor Wanted for the United States Army Quartermaster Department 500 Clerks … 50 Cooks/100 Bakers … 400 Skilled Laborers/Enlist for the Period of the War/And Do It Now …/Good Pay for All Trades/With Rank of Sergeant, Corporal or First Class Private …/Recruiting Office/S.E. Cor. 39th St. & 6th Ave., N.Y.

(text only; no images)

Duplicate of US REC 199

102.5 x 62
US REC 33
US WWI recruitment poster: Pro Patria! Join Army for Period of War Pro/Patria!/Join/Army for/Period of/War
(dated: 1917)

Image of two American soldiers on horseback; one carries the American flag; the other carries the army flag

Welsh

Hegeman Print, New York, N.Y.

105.5 x 71
US REC 34
US WWI recruitment poster: Columbia Calls, Enlist Now Columbia/Calls/Enlist/Now/for/U.S./Army/Nearest Recruiting Station/[6?]7 Broadway, Albany, N.Y./Room 202

Includes a poem entitled "Columbia Calls" by Frances Adams Halsted that is "Dedicated to the People of the United States"

"Copyright 1916 by Frances Adams Halsted, 2 East 56th St., N.Y."

Image of a female allegorical figure of Columbia holding a monumental-size American flag in her left hand and a sword in her right hand; she is standing on a map of the United States on a globe

Designed by Frances Adams Halsted

Painted by V. Aderente

102 x 75
US REC 35
US WWI recruitment poster: Columbia Calls, Enlist Now Columbia/Calls/Enlist/Now/for/U.S./Army/Nearest Recruiting Station

Same text but different lay-out from US REC 35

Includes a poem entitled "Columbia Calls" by Frances Adams Halsted that is "Dedicated to the People of the United States"

"Copyright 1916 by Frances Adams Halsted, 2 East 56th St., N.Y."

Image of a female allegorical figure of Columbia holding a monumental-size American flag in her left hand and a sword in her right hand; she is standing on a map of the United States on a globe

Designed by Frances Adams Halsted

Painted by V. Aderente

66 x 40.5
US REC 36
  Columbia/Calls/American Tourists/and/Traveling Men/Attention!/While you sojourn in Canada seeking pleasure or business … These men are risking their all that you and yours may rest securely in your beds. Your good wishes will not keep them warm. Your money will. Before you crawl in tonight … Send a cheque payable to the order of the Navy League of the United States to the Canadian headquarters, 414 Drummond Building, Montreal./If You/Cannot/Enlist/Now/for/U.S. Army/Nearest Recruiting Station/You Can help the Navy

Same image and layout as US REC 35 but with added text promoting the U.S. Navy and the Navy League of the United States

Navy League of the United States (Canadian headquarters, Montreal)

100 x 74
US REC 37
US WWI recruitment poster: Volunteer in the Seventy-first Volunteer in the/Seventy-first/"For the Period/of the War"/Apply to the Recruiting Officer/Seventy-first/New York Infantry/Armory/Park Avenue and 33d St./Daily, except Sunday, 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. [sic]; and Tuesday and Friday evenings

Image is a profile of an American soldier standing at port arms

102 x 73
US REC 38
  New York's Engineer Regiment/For Immediate/Service in France/Training Camp Now Ready/Men Wanted/Teamsters … Cooks/Enginemen/Firemen/ …/Auto Repairmen [ca. 30 jobs listed]/Enlistment for Period of War Only/Not Subject to Draft into Other Forces/Pay ranges from $25 to $75 per month; Equipment, Clothing,/Subsistence and Transportation are furnished by the United States/ Recuiriting Office: 190 Sixth Avenue/Corner Thirteenth Street …

Image of the top part of the towers and gate of the Engineer Regiment's badge

Military Engineering Committee of New York

71 x 55

cardboard; tear and missing piece
US REC 39
US WWI recruitment poster: The Father of Our Counry... The Father of/Our Country/Appealed for Soldiers as Follows/[reproduction of a Revolutionary War-era poster showing a soldier loading, shooting and carrying a musket]/Do As Our Forefathers Did in 1776/Enlist/Army Recruiting Office/Open Day and Night

Ryan & Hart Co., Chicago, Ill.

107 x 70.5
US REC 40
  The Father of/Our Country/Appealed for Soldiers as Follows/[reproduction of a Revolutionary War-era poster showing a soldier loading, shooting and carrying a musket]/Do As Our Forefathers Did in 1776/Enlist/Army Recruiting Office/Open Day and Night

Smaller version of US REC 40

Ryan & Hart Co., Chicago, Ill.

56 x 40.5
US REC 41
US WWI recruitment poster: Enlist To-day in the 69th infantry... Enlist To-day/in/the 69th Infantry/Join the Famous Irish Regiment/that fought in all the great/battles of the Civil War,/from Bull Run to Appomatox[sic]/Go to the Front/with Your Friends/Don't be drafted into some regiment/where you don't know anyone/Men Wanted from 18 to 40/Apply at the Armory/Lexington Avenue and 25th Street

Empire City Job Print, New York, N.Y.

105 x 73.5
US REC 42
US WWI recruitment poster: Urgent!The President has issued an urgent call... Urgent!/The President has issued an/urgent call for 70,000 recruits/to complete the new regiments of/Infantry & Field Artillery/Regular Army …/Pennsylvania Must Produce/7,000 Real Men at Once/… Here Is Where to Sign Up …/Committee of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/Department of Military Service, South Penn Square, Philadelphia

Image of a large tent labeled "U.S.A."; an American flag flies from a pole at the peak of the tent; on a pole next to the tent is a banner on which is printed "Recruiting Office"; many men, in civilian clothes, are moving toward and into the tent from the right; off to the left are soldiers, carrying bayonetted rifles, marching in formation; overhead are flying three biplanes

Committee of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/Department of Military Service

105.5 x 70
US REC 43
  Destroy/This Mad Brute/Enlist/U.S. Army

"Copyright Applied for"

"This campaign made possible by A. Carlisle & Co., H.S. Crocker Co., Galloway Lithograph Co., Mysell-Rollins Bank Note Co., O.E. Olsen Lithograph Co., Louis Roesch Co., Traung Label and Lithograph Co., Schmidt Lithograph Co., Union Lithograph Co." [All these firms seem to have a San Francisco, Calif., connection]

Image of a King Kong-style gorilla wearing a German military helmet labeled "Militarism"; in his bloodied right hand he holds a bloody club labeled "Kultur"; in his bloodied left arm he carries a half-naked woman who is covering her face in despair; he is stepping out of a body of water on to ground labeled "America"; in the background is a war-torn landscape

H.R. Hopps

104.5 x 68.5
US REC 44
US WWI recruitment poster: Wanted! 500 Bakers for the U.S. Army Wanted!/500 Bakers/for the/U.S. Army/(Also 100 Cooks)/If you can bake bread Uncle Sam wants you – if you can't bake/bread Uncle Sam will teach you how in a Government School/A Bakery Company Consists of 61 Men/so that you and your "pals" can join the same unit and bake and break bread together/Enlist for the War – Bakers Pay $33 to $45 per Month/ Ages 18 to 45/Cooks Pay $38 per month/with clothing, food, quarters and medical attention/Recruiting Office: Cor. 39th St. and 6th Ave. (south east corner)

Image of soldiers in a relaxed camp environment; two soldiers are baking bread in an oven that has three smokestacks; in the background are tents and an American flag

National Ptg. & Eng. Co., New York, N.Y.

103.5 x 71.5
US REC 45
US WWI recruitment poster: It Protected You/Will You Defend It? It/Protected You/Will You Defend/It

"Wentworth Institute Poster No. 1"

Three soldiers prepare to fire a cannon mounted on a caisson; the image is a silhouette; behind them is an amorphous white shape that partially obscures a monumental-size American flag

The Slav Press Bureau

70.5 x 56.5
US REC 46
US WWI recruitment poster: Come on, Boys! Come on, Boys! Do Your Duty! By Enlisting Now!

Image of, in profile, an American cavalry soldier astride a horse and carrying a pennant with "M3" on it

"Wentworth Institute Poster No. 4"

The Slav Press Bureau

74.5 x 57
US REC 47
US WWI recruitment poster: That Arm/Your Country Needs It That Arm/Your Country/Needs It

"Wentworth Institute Poster No. 2"

Image of a soldier, in a baseball-pitching pose, with a bulging pouch slung across his chest, is preparing to throw a baseball-size sphere (grenade?); he holds a second sphere in his other hand

The Slav Press Bureau

84.5 x 56
US REC 48
  Attention/Good News for Us,/Soldiers!/You Can Now Enlist for/Immediate Overseas/Service/with the A.E.F. in France or the occupied parts of Ger-/many. The old Memories – are they calling you, too?/Well, many of your old Comrades are going back again. It/wasn't so bad "Over There" after all; and you who were/disappointed in "getting over", this is your Chance; - so,/Fall In!! To-day!! …

(text only; no images)

J.B. Lyon Company, Printers, Albany, N.Y.

40 x 31
US REC 49
US WWI recruitment poster: The Call to Duty The Call/to Duty/Join/the/Army/for Home/and Country

"Adapted from the sculpture by Edoardo Cammilli"

Image of a soldier standing on a rock and blowing a bugle; behind him is a monumental-size American flag

Recruiting Committee of the Mayor's Committee on National Defense

102.5 x 76
US REC 50
US WWI recruitment poster: Treat 'Em Rough! Treat 'Em/Rough!/Join the/Tanks/United States Tank Corps/Lieutenant H.R. Pillinger/Recruiting Officer U.S. Tank Corps/Offices with Military Training Camps Association/No. 520 Consumers Bldg., Chicago

Image of vicious-looking monumental-size black cat with claws extended and teeth bared springing over several army tanks

August Hutaf

National Printing & Engraving Co., Chicago, New York, St. Louis

United States Tank Corps

103.5 x 68
US REC 51
US WWI recruitment poster: Treat 'Em Rough! Treat 'Em/Rough!/Join the/Tanks/United States Tank Corps/Open to Fighting Men/All Classes/18 to 45/See Recruiting Officer at Tenth Floor, 19 W. 44th St.

Image of vicious-looking monumental-size black cat with claws extended and teeth bared springing over several army tanks

August Hutaf

United States Tank Corps

35 x 28

tear

Box 6
US REC 52
US WWI recruitment poster: Men Wanted for the Army Men Wanted/for the Army/Apply at/Recruiting Station

Image of a battleground; in the foreground two soldiers are talking with a telegraph operator who is wearing earphones; behind them five soldiers are firing a cannon which is mounted on a caisson; behind them a soldier is signaling with a flag while another soldier is looking toward the horizon to see what is being signaled back and a third soldier is writing in a notebook
(dated: 1909 [sic])

Michael P. Whelan

American Lithographic Co., New York, N.Y.

104 x 75
US REC 53
US WWI recruitment poster: Men Wanted for the Army Men Wanted/for the Army/Apply at/Recruiting Station
(dated: 1909 [sic])

Image of two soldiers in dress uniforms; one, blowing a bugle, is sitting on a horse; the other is standing at parade rest next to them

Michael P. Whelan

American Lithographic Co., New York, N.Y.

Army Recruiting

104.5 x 75
US REC 54
US REC 55
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US WWI recruitment poster: Men Wanted for the Army Men Wanted for the Army/Apply at/Recruiting Station
(dated: 1914)

Image of a corporal equipped with a Springfield .03 rifle leading a squad through high grass.

I.B. Hazelton

103.5 x 75
US REC 56
  [not in folder or box] US REC 57
US WWI recruitment poster: Men Wanted for the Army Men Wanted/for the Army/Apply at/Recruiting Station
(dated: 1909 [sic])

Image of soldiers (and one naval officer?) on a tropical island (or at least near water); the naval officer is looking at a message that was brought to him by the cavalryman who is standing next to his horse, waiting for a reply; another soldier is using binoculars to look at a fortress-style building and other buildings in the mid-ground; two other soldiers are sitting at a table; one of those officers is writing; to the left of the men is a thatched hut; in the distant background is a volcano spurting some smoke

Michael P. Whelan

American Lithographic Co., New York, N.Y.

Army Recruiting

105 x 75.5
US REC 58
US WWI recruitment poster: Men Wanted for the Army Men Wanted/for the Army/Apply at/Recruiting Station
(dated: 1909 [sic])

Image of five soldiers and one marine on top of the walls of a fortress; in the foreground, one of the soldiers is talking to the marine; behind them two men are working on a coast cannon; behind them and on a higher level, two soldiers are surveying the horizon

Michael P. Whelan

American Lithographic Co., New York, N.Y.

Army Recruiting

105 x 75
US REC 59
US WWI recruitment poster: Stop – Look – Listen Stop – Look – Listen/Volunteer/Enlistments/Now Open/for/U.S. Army/Men Between Ages of 18 and 40 Years/Enlist To-day/All Branches Open – Infantry, Cavalry, Field/Artillery, Coast Artillery, and all Staff Departments …

(text only; no images)

Government Printing Office

60.5 x 46.5
US REC 60
US WWI recruitment poster: Wanted: Husky Young Americans Wanted: Husky Young Americans, college or university training desirable, though not essential, to tour to Berlin via France and No Man's Land. A highly democratic organization in which every man begins at the bottom and works up … It's a Dare! The bars are down. You can enlist in the Tank Corps now! You who have been spoiling for a chance to mix in the big scrap … Come along if you think you'll do./Tank Corps Recruiting Office/1800 E. Street, Washington, D.C./Join the Tanks

Image of a soldier, with a sidearm, standing in front of four tanks

W.F. Hettman

Tank Corps Recruiting Office

62.5 x 47
US REC 61
US WWI recruitment poster: All those who long to wear our country's coat... All those who long to wear our country's coat must seriously search their hearts today. If they are fit and somehow free to fight, with the education and spirit demanded in leaders of men, our country needs them – needs them today …/Tank Corps Recruiting Office/1800 E. Street, Washington, D.C./Join the Tanks

The New York State Library copy does not have the recruiting location information in the lower-left-hand corner of the poster.

Image is a line drawing partial profile of a soldier's face and neck with the tank division's insignia on the collar of the uniform

Tank Corps Recruiting Office

62.5 x 47
US REC 62
US WWI recruitment poster:Will You Let Them/Fight It Out Alone? Will You Let Them/Fight It Out Alone?/Enlist Now!/700,000/Volunteers Wanted/for the Great War Army/The President's Call is for only 7 men per 1000 population/Enlist Now!/No Slackers Will Answer This Call/Red Blooded/Fighting Men/Between the Ages of 18 and 40 …

Three images: (1) soldier at attention playing a bugle; (2) a bald eagle flying; (3) an angry looking Uncle Sam rolling up his shirt sleeves

The Telegram Publishing Co., [Holyoke, Mass.]

46 x 39

several bad tears
US REC 63
  You've/Got It/To Do!/Why/Not/Start Now/????/This Man Is a Volunteer/The Second Maine Infantry, "Our Regiment," needs 700 more to raise it to war strength. The time it takes to do this will be a measure of Maine's patriotism …

Last two lines on this poster: A Recruiting Party from the Regiment will arrive in your town or section within a few days/Watch This Poster for the Date

Image of a soldier, in silhouette, walking sentry duty

Furbush Printing, Bangor, Maine

64 x 48.5
US REC 64
  You've/Got It/To Do!/Why/Not/Start Now/????/This Man Is a Volunteer/The Second Maine Infantry, "Our Regiment," needs 700 more to raise it to war strength. The time it takes to do this will be a measure of Maine's patriotism …

Same as US REC 64 except for last lines. Last three lines on this version: Apply to Recruiting Officer in your town or to/Public Safety Committee Headquarters/8 Broad Street, Bangor

Furbush Printing Co., Bangor, Maine

U.S. Army Recruiting (Maine)

64 x 48.5

cardboard
US REC 65
  Opportunity/for Men/outside the draft age/To Fight In France/with/New York's Volunteers/the/27th U.S. Army Division/Men Wanted/Between the Ages of 18 to 21, and 31 to 40 for/All Branches of the Service/Infantry, Artillery, Engineers, Machine Gun and Signal Corps Batallions/Ammunition Train, Hospital Orderlies, Military Police, etc./Vacancies are being rapidly filled/Enlist Today!/At Recruiting Headquarters, 27th Division, U.S.A., 721 Fifth Avenue, N.Y./Phone, Plaza 1888

(text only; no images)

27th U.S. Army Division

63.5 x 48
US REC 66
  Attention!/General Pershing/is calling You/If You are a/Mechanic –/General Pershing wants you right behind the "Firing Line"/with Him …/Our big guns must be re-lined. Our gun carriages, artillery vehicles, motor trucks, tractors, tanks, machine guns, etc., must be kept in condition for the soldier going "over the top."/ …/Minor Physical Defects Waved …/We want to get you in France at the earliest possible moment – immediately/Ordnance Department U.S.A./Mail Street, near Broadway … N.Y. City …

Image is a black-and-white three-quarters portrait of General John J. Pershing in a formal dress uniform

Ordnance Department, United States Army

56 x 26
US REC 67
  The/United States Army/Wants Men/under 35 Years of Age/Board, Lodging, Clothing, Baths, Gymnasium,/Bowling Alleys, School, Libraries Provided/by the United States/A Splendid Chance to See the World/For particulars/ apply to/Army Recruiting Offices

Same image as the one in US REC 54

Placard for a trolley car

28 x 53.5

cardboard; pieces missing
US REC 68
  Volunteer/Enlistments/Now Open/U.S. Army/Men Between Ages of 18 and 40 Years/Enlist To-day/All Branches Open/Apply Army Recruiting Station at/543 Broadway/Albany, N.Y./Everybody Knows It/Next to Union Station/Open Day and Night

Government Printing Office

(text only; no images)

55.5 x 25
US REC 69
  Defense/or/Disaster? Universal Military Training/Is the Only Way to/Prepare/a People's Army to Protect the People/It is Democratic, Economical and Efficient/NOT MILITARISTIC/Write to your Senators and Congressman/today to Vote for it/Send for facts to/The National Security League/31 Pine Street, New York

National Security League

(text only; no images)

57 x 36.5

cardboard; pieces missing
US REC 70
US WWI recruitment poster: 500 Teamsters Wanted 500 Teamsters/Wanted for the Army/Recruiting Office: 357 Broadway, N.Y. City
(black and white)

Image of four U.S. soldiers and two horses, which are hitched to a covered wagon; one of the soldiers sits on the seat of the wagon; one is steadying the horses and two others are making notes; in the background is an American flag and army tents

C.F. Peters

83.5 x 56
US REC 71
  "For Liberty"

Image of a soldier and sailor (pre-World War I?) holding bayonetted rifles in a crossed-swords position; behind them is a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty; service men and the statue are framed to make a triptych; behind the triptych can be seen part of the American flag

Lionel Hayes

Ebsco Service, New York, N.Y.

48 x 35
US REC 72
  The Father of/Our Country/Appealed for Soldiers as Follows/[reproduction of a Revolutionary War-era poster showing a soldier loading, shooting and carrying a musket]/Do As Our Forefathers Did in 1776/Enlist/Army Recruiting Office/467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y./Room 202/Open Day and Night

Smaller version of US REC 40. However, this poster includes the address of the Albany, N.Y., recruiting office

Ryan & Hart Co., Chicago, Ill.

56.5 x 40.5

cardboard
US REC 73
  [Two-sided item]

Side 1:

Wanted/300,000/Volunteers/for U.S. Army/for the/War Only/You will be discharged immediately upon the termination of the war …/Apply to your Postmaster or any of the following Recruiting Stations/Open Day and Night and Sunday

Stamped in open space: 400 East Fayette Street/Baltimore, Md.

(text only; no images)

Side 2:

Stop! Look! Listen!/Enlist Now/1 Year Service with the Colors/Service in the United States Only If Desired/Between the Ages of 18 and 21/Parent's or Guardian's Consent Not Required …/Think This Over/Remember Everything Is Free. Good Pay … Recruiting Stations [list of 13 communities in Indiana]/If You Can't Call Write for Particulars

(text only; no images)

81.5 x 56

several bad tears; pieces missing
US REC 74
  Travelectric/Mobilization Camp/One of the Largest in the Country/State Fair Grounds and Vicinity/Syracuse/Everybody Should See the Camp.It is a sight that will always be remembered/Located directly on the /Empire United Railways, Inc./Ask Ticket Agents for Information

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of soldiers sitting and standing on grounds in front of two buildings and an open-sided shelter. Caption: A Group of Eight Thousand Soldiers – Part of the Fifteen Thousand Situated at [State Fair Grounds … Syracuse]

Empire United Railways

63.5 x 97.5

several bad tears; separated pieces
US REC 75
  Travelectric/Mobilization Camp/See the Soldiers/State Fair Grounds and Vicinity/(Syracuse)/Located on Lines of/Empire United Railways, Inc./Cars Leave Electric Terminal Every Few Minutes/

Pencilled: "Trolley car adv[ertisement] for Empire R'ways (trolley)"

(text only; no images)

Onondaga Printing Co., Syracuse, N.Y.

Empire United Railways

28 x 53.5

cardboard
US REC 76
US WWI recruitment poster: Fifty thousand Men... Fifty thousand Men/are going over to relieve/The Watch on the Rhine/Here's Your Chance

"Recruiting Series No. 4"

Image of three soldiers holding bayonetted rifles at port arms; in the background, across the Rhine River is a medieval-style castle atop a hill

35 x 28
US REC 77
  [not in folder or box]
[Also, not on original inventory list]
US REC 78
  [not in folder or box]
[Also, not on original inventory list]
US REC 79
  [not in folder or box]
[Also, not on original inventory list]
US REC 80
US WWI recruitment poster: The United States Army Builds Men The/United States Army/Builds Men/Apply Nearest Recruiting Office

Image is a three-quarters profile of a soldier looking at a globe atop which stands a figurine representing Victory; behind him are three men symbolizing crafts, character, and physique

Herbert Paus

75.5 x 50

very bad tears; pieces missing
US REC 81
  The/United States Army/Builds Men/Apply Nearest Recruiting Office

Smaller version of US REC 81

Herbert Paus

35.5 x 28

cardboard; piece missing
US REC 82
US WWI recruitment poster: These New Yorkers Volunteered Last Week These New Yorkers Volunteered Last Week/Is Your Name on This List?/Army/[list of names]/Navy [list of names]/Marines/[list of names] …/The Mayor's Committee on National Defense – The Recruiting Committee, 50 East 42nd Street, New York/You Can Enlist Here [list of recruiting stations in the five boroughs of New York City, in Yonkers and in New Jersey]
(dated: May 31-June 2, 1917)

Six images: (1) Spring Time in the North Sea: prow of ship with gun turrets and deck under a dusting of snow; (2) Somewhere in France: two soldiers on the bank of a river; one of them is fishing; (3) These Men Volunteered: Australian troops drilling in England; (4) Looking Through the Periscope: naval officer looking through a periscope; (5) A Clean Hit: a demolished enemy gun; (6) Men, Men, and More Men: King George reviewing the Australian troops at Bulford

54.5 x 84

several very bad tears
US REC 83
  [not in folder or box] US REC 84
US WWI recruitment poster: Our Regular Divisions Our Regular Divisions/Honored and Respected by All/Enlist for the Infantry - /or in one of the other 12 branches/Nearest Recruiting Office

Image of a soldier standing on a platform with a crowd of men and women of various ages, plus a baby, looking adoringly at him; he holds an American flag on a staff in his left hand and a rifle in his right hand; the rifle is adorned with a laurel wreath

James Montgomery Flagg

71 x 52.5

several tears
US REC 85
US WWI recruitment poster: Adventure and Action Adventure/and Action/Enlist in the/Field Artillery – U.S. Army/Nearest/Recruiting/Office
(dated: 1919)

Harry S. Mueller, Major – Infantry

Engineer Reproduction Plant, U.S. Army, Washington Barracks, D.C.

63.5 x 48

small piece missing
US REC 86
US WWI recruitment poster: Regulars/Infantry Dvisionsi Regulars/Infantry Divisions/Enlist for/Infantry, Cavalry, Field Artillery, Engineers, Signal Corps/Quartermaster Corps, Medical Department or Coast Artillery/Air Service, Tank Corps, Motor Transport, Ordnance & Construction Division/Apply

Image of four soldiers marching with rifles on shoulders; behind them is a female allegorical figure of Liberty (America?) carrying an American flag on a staff; she is riding in a chariot

Includes insignia and name of the base camp of the seven infantry divisions

Otho Cushing, Capt. A.S., U.S.A.

Engineer Reproduction Plant, U.S. Army, Washington Barracks, D.C.

63 x 48

small tears
US REC 87
US WWI recruitment poster: The Signal Corps The Signal Corps/Trains Men for/Telegraph Telephone/Radio /There is in Your Locality a/U.S. Army Recruiting Office

Image of a map of the world with zig-zagging lines connecting Washington with Paris, Panama, the Hawaiian Islands, the Philippine Islands and Nome; also included are five photoprints: (1) soldiers using a piece of Motion Photography equipment "over here" and "over there"; (2) soldiers in a class in cable splicing; (3) a class in radio instruction at the Army Signal School, Camp Alfred, Vail, N.J.; (4) soldiers charging and repairing storage batteries; (5) two soldiers in a Signal Corps telephone office

Harry S. Mueller, Major – Infantry

Engineer Reproduction Plant, U.S. Army, Washington Barracks, D.C.

63.5 x 48.5
US REC 88
US WWI recruitment poster: Keep the Stars Shining for Uncle Sam Keep the Stars Shining/for Uncle Sam/Join/ the Quarter-/Master/Corps/for/Your Future Success,/Be a Business Soldier/in the United Staes Army/Apply Nearest Army Recruiting Office/Ask Postmaster for the Address

John W. Sheeres – Q.M.C.

Image of the head and shoulders of Uncle Sam dressed as a quartermaster, with Q.M.C. on his shoulder patch

Government Printing Office

66 x 43.5

several tears; piece torn off; in envelope
US REC 89
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Army Offers You Education... U.S. Army/Offers You/Education – Travel –/Adventure/Pay – All Clear Velvet/and Free/Board – Instruction in a Trade – Athletics/Clothing – Medical and Dental Attention – Amusements/You Choose/6 Countries/14 Branches of Service/Ask the Sergeant/which places and/branches you can/enlist for/Nearest/Army/Recruiting/Office:

(text only; no images)

67.5 x 50
US REC 90
  Men Wanted/Under 35 Years of Age/for the/United States Army/Special Inducements Offered to Pharmacists, Musicians, Bandsmen, Electricians …/A Chance to See the World …/Steady Employment for three years …/He Receives Free/Board, Lodging, Clothing, Medical Attendance, Baths, Lights …/Army Recruiting Office
(dated: Jan. 1917)

(text only; no images)

Army Recruiting

29 x 22

Box 6
US REC 91
  Men Wanted/Between 18 and 35 Years of Age/for the United States Army/… Steady Employment for four years …
(dated: July 1916)

Same as US REC 91 except that US REC 92 offers "steady employment for four years"

(text only; no images)

Army Recruiting

29 x 22

Box 6
US REC 92
US WWI recruitment poster: Re-enlist Now! Re-enlist/Now!/Ask/Your Commanding Officer/about a/Furlough/Columbia,/"I'm glad you're going/to stick, boys; I need proved men."

"Recruiting Series No. 2"

Image of a female allegorical figure of Columbia sitting in a chair handing out rolled sheets of paper labeled "Furlough" to two soldiers

Ortho Cushing, Capt. A.S., U.S.A.

Army Recruiting

36 x 28

Box 6
US REC 93
US WWI recruitment poster: The U.S. Army Wants Real Men The U.S. Army Wants Real Men/Join the "University in Khaki["] and fit/yourself for higher rank in Civil Life/or a commission in the Army/You Earn While You Learn

"Recruiting Series No. 3"

Image of a soldier working at a desk upon which are books and papers; behind him are two soldiers discussing a diagram on a blackboard; behind them, and outside the room, is an officer drilling a troop of soldiers

Army Recruiting

36.5 x 27

Box 6
US REC 94
US WWI recruitment poster: A Clothing Dealer Says... A Clothing Dealer Says:/"Men coming back from the Army/find they can't wear the clothes/they left behind them. Trousers/too large in the waist; coats too/small across shoulders and chest."/Service in the Army/Will Do the Same for You/You Need This/Physical Asset/in Civilian Life/Enlist in the Army/and Get This Training

"Recruiting Series No. 7"

Image of two soldiers in a men's clothing store with a salesman; one soldier is trying on a civilian jacket and admiring himself in a full-length mirror as his fellow soldier and the salesman look at him

Harry S. Mueller, Major-Infantry

Government Printing Office

Army Recruiting

35 x 28

Box 6
US REC 95
US WWI recruitment poster: Well Done! Regulars... Well Done!/Regulars/They were in it at the First – There to the Last/and with Old Glory all the Way Through/Enlist in a Regular Army Division/Infantry – Cavalry – Field Artillery/Engineers – Signat Corps – Medical/Department – Quartermaster Corps …

"Recruiting Series No. 7"

Image of faces of American soldiers and an American flag superimposed on a map of France; insignias of the first through seventh divisions of the U.S. Army ring the west coast of France

John W. Sheeres

Army Recruiting

35 x 28

Box 6
US REC 96
US WWI recruitment poster: The Veteran/The U.S. Army Builds Men The Veteran/The/U.S./Army Builds Men/Enlist To-day/Nearest Army Recruiting Office:

"Recruiting Series No. 7"

Image of a soldier standing at parade rest [?] with rifle; also pictured is a rainbow-hewed ribbon with five stars and a laurel wreath; in the background are shadowy images of soldiers marching and the American flag

I.H. Sleeper [?], Capt. U.S.A.

Army Recruiting

36 x 28

Box 6
US REC 97
US WWI recruitment poster: Premiers au feu Premiers au feu/means in French/First to Fight/in English/U.S. Marines

Image is the face of a man wearing a helmet on which is the eagle-globe-and-anchor device

F.

U.S. Marine Recruiting

100 x 69
US REC 98
US WWI recruitment poster: This Device on Hat or Helmet Means U.S. Marines This Device on/Hat or Helmet/Means/U.S. Marines/First to Fight/Enlist Today at/517 West Michigan St., Duluth, Minn.

Image of the eagle-globe-and-anchor device flanked by the face of a Marine wearing a hat on which is the device and by the face of a Marine wearing a helmet on which is the device

F.

U.S. Marine Recruiting

104 x 69
US REC 99
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/First to Hoist Old Glory on Foreign Soil U.S. Marines/First to Hoist Old Glory on Foreign Soil/Join Them for Overseas Duty/Enlist at/24 East 23rd St., New York City
(dated: 1913)

The main image, in color, is of two Marines, in a South Seas landscape, raising the American flag on a bamboo flagpole; one of the Marines is saluting as the other pulls the halyard; in the background are three ships on the ocean; framing two sides of the above-described image are seven black-and-white pen-and-ink sketches: (1) Marines lying on the ground behind a berm of a South Seas landscape with rifles and one machine gun pointed in the distance; one Marine is looking through binoculars and others are coming from rowboats that are scattered in the water in front of three ships; (2) a squad of Marines manning an artillery piece mounted on a caisson; (3) three Marines in a desert landscape (palm trees; cacti); one is carrying the American flag and is flanked by two carrying rifles at port arms; (4) a squad of Marines manning a cannon on a ship; the cannon is pointed at some biplanes; (5) a Marine waving a signal flag as another Marine, laying on the ground, is looking through binoculars; behind them is a palm tree; (6) a Marine sitting in a rickshaw; in the background are Oriental-style buildings and people dressed in Oriental-style clothes; (7) a Marine walking guard on a sidewalk in front of a two-story building from which flies an American flag; palm trees make up part of the landscape

Axel Tornrose (pen-and-ink sketches)

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Recruiting

100 x 75
US REC 100
  [no text but the layout of the images is the same was that of US REC 100]
(dated: 1913)

Axel Tornrose (pen-and-ink sketches)

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Recruiting

100 x 75
US REC 101
  [no text]
(dated: 1913)

Image of two Marines, in a South Seas landscape, raising the American flag on a bamboo flagpole; in the background are three ships on the ocean (same image as the main image on US REC 100 and US REC 101)

Stamped on back: Cuyler Reynolds

Sidney H. Riesenberg

66.5 x 46

tear
US REC 102
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/Soldiers of the Sea U.S. Marines/"Soldiers of the Sea"/Interesting Duty – Both Land and Sea
(dated: 1916)

The New York State Library's poster does not have the line about the Maine recruiting site.

The main image is that of Marines coming ashore on a South Seas island in small boats; in the foreground a Marine, serving as the pointman, is carrying his bayonetted rifle at port arms; between the pointman and the others is a large American flag; in the background are boats and a ship; framing that image are the seven black-and-white pen-and-ink images used in US REC 100 and US REC 101

Axel Tornrose (pen-and-ink sketches)

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Recruiting

101 x 75.5
US REC 103
US WWI recruitment poster: First in the Fight First in/the Fight/Always/Faithful –/Be a U.S. Marine!

Image of a U.S. Marine, in combat uniform, standing, full-length, facing front, holding a handgun; the background is a 48-star U.S. flag

James Montgomery Flagg

U.S. Marine Recruiting

105.5 x 70
US REC 104
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/First to fight in France U.S. Marines/First/to Fight/in France/for Freedom/Enlist with the "Soldiers of the Sea"/Apply

Image of Marines rushing ashore carrying weapons ready to fight; one Marine carries the U.S. Flag and one carries the U.S. Marine Corps flag; greeting them are refugees and battle-scarred, burning buildings; in the air is a biplane; in the background are two ships and some boats in the water

F.C. Yohn

U.S. Marine Recruiting

100 x 75
US REC 105
US WWI recruitment poster: Men Wanted/U.S. Marines Men Wanted/U.S. Marines/Two-in-one Service – Both Land and Sea/Where Our Warships Go/You'll Find the Marines/From the Spanish Main to the Orient/Service on Shore/At Home and Abroad, from China to the West/Indies. Why Not Join the Marines?/It May Be Better Than the Job You Have/Apply at United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.
(dated: 1916)

Image of Marines, crouching behind a berm on a desert landscape (palm trees, cactus), with rifles and machine gun aimed inland; in the background more Marines are coming ashore in boats; in the far background are two ships

Walter M. Westervelt

U.S. Marine Recruiting

101 x 75
US REC 106
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/First to Fight for Democracy U.S. Marines/First to Fight for Democracy/Enlist at
(dated: 1917)

Image of a Marine squad firing a cannon; the cannon is on a ship; in the background is a boat

L.A. Shafer

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

101 x 75.5
US REC 107
US WWI recruitment poster: Another Notch Chateau Thierry Another/Notch/Chateau/Thierry/U.S. Marines

Image of a Marine using a penknife to cut another notch in his rifle butt

Adolph Treidler

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

100 x 74
US REC 108
US WWI recruitment poster: Tell That to the Marines! Tell That to the Marines!/At 624 Broad Street

Address on the New York State copy is 624 Broad Street

Image of an angry man who has tossed his hat on the ground and is stripping off his suitcoat; at his feet is a newspaper with this headline: Huns Kill Women/and Children!

James Montgomery Flagg

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

100 x 74
US REC 109
US WWI recruitment poster: If You Want to Fight If You Want/to/Fight!/Join the Marines
(dated: 1915 (?))

Image of a head-to-waist portrait of a monumental-size woman wearing a Marine uniform; off to her right are Marines on a battlefront; above them fly the flags of the Marine Corps and the United States

Howard Chandler Christy

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

97 x 74.5
US REC 110
US WWI recruitment poster: First to Fight First to Fight/"Democracy's Vanguard"/U.S. Marine Corps/Join Now and Test Your Courage/Real Fighting with Real Fighters/Apply at/562 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.
(dated: 1917)

Address on the New York State copy is 562 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Image of Marines coming off landing boats, running through the waves toward land and firing their rifles; one Marine is firing a machine gun mounted on the bow of the landing boat

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

102 x 76
US REC 111
  "Soldiers of the Sea"/Write for Illustrated Booklet/Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
(dated: 1913)

Image is the same as the Riesenberg image in US REC 100

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

64 x 44.5
US REC 112
  U.S. Marines Three-in-One Service – Land, Sea and Sky For Full Information Apply at Fifth & Main Streets, El Centro, Calif.

Same image as US REC 114

Image of the eagle-globe-and-anchor device of the Marine Corps atop a pedestal; flanking the pedestal is a Marine holding a rifle at port arms and a Marine with a bugle to his lips

G.F. Leyendecker

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

64 x 44.5
US REC 113
US WWI recruitment poster: An Opportunity to See the World An Opportunity to See the World/Foreign Travel Good Pay Expenses Paid/For Full Information Apply to/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Image of the eagle-globe-and-anchor device of the Marine Corps atop a pedestal; flanking the pedestal is a Marine holding a rifle at port arms and a Marine with a bugle to his lips

G.F. Leyendecker

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

63.5 x 45.5
US REC 114
  [no text; same image as US REC 114]

Image of the eagle-globe-and-anchor device of the Marine Corps atop a pedestal; flanking the pedestal is a Marine holding a rifle at port arms and a Marine with a bugle to his lips

G.F. Leyendecker

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

64 x 44
US REC 115
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/Uncle Sam's Right Hand U.S./Marines/Uncle Sam's/Right Hand/Enlist at/41 Washington Ave., South, Minneapolis

(black and white)

Image of a Marine holding his rifle at port arms superimposed over the outline of a hand; in the background is a Marine holding an American flag

R. McBride

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

70 x 50
US REC 116
US WWI recruitment poster: Do Your Duty/Join the U.S. Marines Do Your Duty/Join the/U.S. Marines/Help Them/Defend America on Land and Sea/Apply at/562 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Image of a group of Marines, on the deck of a ship, firing a cannon; in the background, in the far distance, can be seen two ships

P.W.

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

68 x 45.5
US REC 117
US WWI recruitment poster: Marine Corps Week Marine Corps Week/June 10 to 16/Join the/U.S. Marines/The Soldiers That/Go to Sea/Where There's Action/Enlist at/562 Broadway, Albany

Two images (1) a Marine standing at attention with his rifle at his side; (2) two lines of Marines standing at attention on the deck of a ship; over their heads looms a huge cannon pointing out to sea

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

64 x 46
US REC 118
US WWI recruitment poster: He Did His Duty/Will You? He Did His Duty/Will You?/Join for Active Service/Land and Sea/U.S. Marines/Apply at/24 East 23rd Street, New York, N.Y.

Image is a pen-and-ink drawing of the head and upper torso of Admiral George Dewey with the quote: "No finer military organization than the Marine Corps exists in the world." George Dewey Admiral of the Navy

(black and white)

P.W.

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

71.5 x 53
US REC 119
US WWI recruitment poster: The U.S. Marines Want You The/U.S. Marines/Want You/Apply at/562 Broadway, Albany

Image of the upper torso of a Marine pointing his finger at the viewer

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

71 x 53
US REC 120
US WWI recruitment poster: First in France First in France/U.S. Marines

Image of a Marine, carrying a machine gun, running into battle; to his left are dozens more Marines, carrying bayonetted rifles and an American flag, also running into battle

John A. Coughlin

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

71 x 52.5
US REC 121
US WWI recruitment poster: Go Over the Top with U.S. Marines Go Over the Top with/U.S. Marines

Same image as used in US REC 121: Image of a Marine, carrying a machine gun, running into battle; to his left are dozens more Marines, carrying bayonetted rifles and an American flag, also running into battle

John A. Coughlin

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

70 x 52
US REC 122
US WWI recruitment poster: E-E-E-Yah-Yip/Go Over with U.S. Marines E-E-E-Yah-Yip/Go Over with/U.S. Marines

Image is a head-and-shoulders image of Marine holding, in an upright position, a bayonetted rifle

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

70 x 52.5
US REC 123
US WWI recruitment poster: Insignia and Devices, U.S. Marine Corps Insignia and Devices, U.S. Marine Corps/Overcoat Sleeve Ornaments/… Rank Insignia on Shoulder Straps/… Collar Devices/… Marksmanship Insignia/… Noncommissioned Officers' Field Coat Chevrons/… Noncommissioned Officers' Dress Chevrons …

(black and white)

P.W.

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

75.5 x 100
US REC 124
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/Active Service on Land and Sea U.S. Marines/Active/Service/on Land/and Sea/Enlist at/562 Broadway/Albany

Image is a profile of a full-length image of a Marine in a dress uniform with a rifle on his shoulder patrolling the docks; behind him is a partial image of a battleship and a montage of buildings plus an American flag

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

106 x 70
US REC 125
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/ Serve America U.S. Marines/ Serve/America/on Land/and Sea/Enlist at/24 East Twenty-third Street

Same image as US REC 125

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

55 x 35

bad tear; almost torn in half
US REC 126
US WWI recruitment poster: Spirit of 1917 Spirit of 1917/Join the/United States Marines/and Be/First in Defense on Land or Sea/Apply at/24 East 23rd Street, New York, N.Y.

Three images: (1) image of four Marines moving forward into battle; two of them carry rifles; one carries the U.S. flag and one carries the Marine Corps flag; in the background is a ship, a village and other Marines; (2) black-and-white line drawing of a Marine running and carrying a rifle at port arms; (3) black-and-white line drawing of a Marine standing at rest next to an anti-aircraft gun on a ship

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

101 x 76
US REC 127
  "Spirit of 1917" Join the Marines at 8 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Same image as US REC 130: Image of four Marines moving forward into battle; two of them carry rifles; one carries the U.S. flag and one carries the Marine Corps flag; in the background is a ship, a village and other Marines

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

64 x 45.5
US REC 128
  [no text; same image as US REC 130]

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

66 x 46
US REC 129
US WWI recruitment poster: Spirit of 1917 – U.S. Marines Spirit of 1917 – U.S. Marines
(printed on both sides; not a poster)

"Supplement to The World. New York, Sunday, October 14, 1917"

Verso: "U.S. Marines – Soldiers of the Sea" [a brief history of the Marine Corps and what it is; imprint: U.S. Marine Corps Publicity Bureau, New York City]

Image of four Marines moving forward into battle; two of them carry rifles; one carries the U.S. flag and one carries the Marine Corps flag; in the background is a ship, a village and other Marines

The World [New York City newspaper]

35.5 x 25.5

Box 6
US REC 130
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/Enlist Today U.S. Marines/Enlist Today – Two, Three or Four Years/For Full Information Apply at/568 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Same image as US REC 130: Image of four Marines moving forward into battle; two of them carry rifles; one carries the U.S. flag and one carries the Marine Corps flag; in the background is a ship, a village and other Marines

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

66 x 55.5
US REC 131
  I'll Say You Would/You Men Between 17 & 40/Years of Age/who tried to get into the/U.S. Marines/and couldn't because of the former age/limit, or because you had some minor/physical defect, if you were suddenly/offered a chance to join, would you?/Here's Your Chance Now/Men, Don't Miss It/Apply at/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/24 East 23rd Street, New York City

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

66 x 44
US REC 132
US WWI recruitment poster: An Opportunity to See the World An Opportunity to See the World/Foreign Travel/Good Pay/U.S. Marines/"Soldiers of the Sea"/For Full Information Apply to/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Image of Marines in a landing party carrying rifles; tropical island; in the background are two ships

Bruce Moore

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

63.5 x 45
US REC 133
  For Active Service/Join the/U.S. Marines/"Soldiers of the Sea"/For Full Information/Apply to Postmaster

Same image as US REC 133: Image of Marines in a landing party carrying rifles; tropical island; in the background are two ships

Bruce Moore

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

64.5 x 45
134
US WWI recruitment poster: Teufel Hunden [Devil Dogs] Teufel Hunden/[Devil Dogs] German/Nickname/for/U.S./Marines/Devil Dog Recruiting Station/Smithfield & Water Streets

H

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

70 x 47
US REC 135
US WWI recruitment poster: For Active Service/Join the U.S. Marines For Active Service/Join the U.S. Marines/For Full information apply at/562 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.
(dated: 1913)

The New York State Library copy has an Albany, N.Y., address.

Same image as the main image on US REC 100: Two Marines, in a South Seas landscape, raising the American flag on a bamboo flagpole

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

64 x 44.5
US REC 136
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/ Soldiers of the Sea U.S. Marines/"Soldiers of the Sea"

Stamped on back: Cuyler Reynolds

Image of four Marines of a landing party with rifles at the ready; in the background are palm trees, and two ships in the water

Bruce Moore

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

66 x 45.5
US REC 137
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines U.S. Marines

Stamped on the back: Reynolds

Image of two Marines on a South Seas island; one is lying on the ground looking out to sea where there are two battleships; the other is standing and waving a signal flag

G.F. Leyendecker

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

66 x 46
US REC 138
US WWI recruitment poster: Enlist Today/U.S. Marines Enlist Today/U.S. Marines/Join for Two, Three or Four Years/For Full Information Apply at/568 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Same image as US REC 138

Stamped on the back: Reynolds

Address on the New York State Library is an Albany address

G.F. Leyendecker

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

66 x 45.5

tear
US REC 139
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/Soldiers of the Sea U.S. Marines/"Soldiers of the Sea"/For Full Information Apply/Recruiting Station/Smithfield & Water Streets, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Image of the Bruce Moore image used in US REC 137 flanked by 16 small black-and-white photoprints showing a Marine band; a battalion of Marines on duty at a national exposition; a battleship, focusing on its guns; Marines playing football; a sandbag bunker; Marines, on land, learning how to man a rowboat; Marines scaling a wall; Marines during a lunchbreak in the field; Marines on a wharf preparing to board a ship; pool tables in a barracks amusement room; Marines in a trench; Marines bowling in what looks like a makeshift alley in a corridor; a Marine on sentry duty on a fort on a South Sea island; Marines exercising on equipment in an outdoor gymnasium; Marines in a classroom learning wireless telegraphy; Marines playing baseball

Bruce Moore

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

100 x 76.5
US REC 140
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/Soldiers of the Sea U.S. Marines/"Soldiers of the Sea"/For Full Information Apply/Recruiting Station/Smithfield & Water Streets, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Image of the G.F. Leyendecker image used in US REC 139 flanked by the same 16 small black-and-white photoprints used in US REC 140

G.F. Leyendecker

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

100 x 76.5
US REC 141
US WWI recruitment poster: Young Man!/Do You Want to Better Yourself? Young Man!/Do You Want to Better Yourself?/Your chance for a Career/and a/Free Education/Surveyor/Draftsman/Touch Typist/Chauffeur … Together with Pay, Clothing, Board and Lodging, while you are still a student/The Coast Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Virginia, is open to all men who enlist in the Coast Artillery Corps, who have the necessary fundamental education …/Are Your Going to Neglect this Chance of a Lifetime?

Image is a photoprint of the exterior of the buildings of the Coast Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia

Coast Artillery School

71 x 55.5
US REC 142
US WWI recruitment poster: We Need You!/Coast Artillery Corps We Need You!/Coast Artillery Corps U.S.A.

Image, in silhouette, of men manning a coastal gun

Rode & Brand Litho

Coast Artillery Corps

63 x 96
US REC 143
US WWI recruitment poster: Join Us!/Coast Artillery Corps Join Us!/Coast Artillery Corps – U.S.A./43 Broadway/Albany, N.Y.

Image of a crew of men on a ship manning a huge artillery piece that has just been fired

Philip Lyford

Rode & Brand Litho, New York, N.Y.

Coast Artillery Corps

57 x 84
US REC 144
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines U.S. Marines/Serve Where You/See the Red Star/Enlist Today

Image is a map of the world upon which are several red stars

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

79 x 104
US REC 145
  U.S. Marines/Serve Where You/See the Red Star/Enlist Today/City Hall Building, Sheridan, Wyo.

The New York State Library copy is a smaller version of US REC 145 with added information about Wyoming.

Image is a map of the world upon which are several red stars

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting (Sheridan, Wyoming)

28 x 36

Box 6
US REC 146
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marine/Be a Sea Soldier U.S. Marine/Be a/Sea Soldier

Image of a Marine, with rifle, sitting on a wall; behind him can be seen ships on the sea

Clarence F. Underwood

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

100 x 67.5
US REC 147
US WWI recruitment poster: First to Fight – U.S. Marines First to Fight – U.S. Marines/Soldiers That Go to Sea

Image is a photoprint of Marines, in dress uniforms and with rifles at their sides, standing at attention on the deck of a battleship

Marine Corps Pub. Bureau photo

Wyanoak Publishing Co., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

67.5 x 84
US REC 148
US WWI recruitment poster: Halt! Who Goes There? Halt!/Who Goes There?/Where?/Anywhere! On land or sea/or in the air you'll find/Uncle Sam's Marines/They Go First!/Apply for Enlistment at/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/22 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, Mich.

The text is framed on the top and left side by the same images by Axel Tornrose used on US REC 103

Axel Tornrose

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

100 x 76.5
US REC 149
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/Soldiers of the Sea U.S. Marines/"Soldiers of the Sea"/For Full Information Apply/Recruiting Station

Image is the Heyendecker image used in US REC 114 flanked by 16 small black-and-white photoprints showing a Marine band; Marines exercising on equipment in an outdoor gymnasium; a five-inch-gun crew attending the gun on a battleship; Marines playing baseball; pool tables in a barracks amusement room; Marines using range-finding equipment; a cluster of Marines, off duty, on a battleship; Marines in a classroom learning wireless telegraphy; a battleship, focusing on its guns; Marines searching Mexicans for arms; Marines scaling a wall; Marines playing football; a battalion of Marines on duty at a national exposition; Marines bowling in what looks like a makeshift alley in a corridor; Marines during a lunchbreak in the field; a battery of searchlights

G.F. Heyendecker

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

98.5 x 73
US REC 150
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines U.S. Marines Soldiers of the Sea Good Pay Foreign Travel Congenial Employment

In place of the four photographs in the corners of the poster, the New York State Library copy has the eagle-globe-and-anchor device in the two upper corners.

The main image is a Marine landing party coming ashore; in the background are three ships; above the main image is a panoramic black-and-white photoprint of a regiment of Marines at Guantanamo, Cuba, in the foreground and tents and buildings in the background; below the main image is a panoramic black-and-white photoprint of the legation guard in Peking, China; flanking the main image are 18 small black-and-white photoprints; several of the small images can be seen on US REC 140 and US REC 150; images not on the two above-mentioned posters are: Marines sitting at tables in a barracks recreation hall; exterior of a two-story Marine barracks; Marine detachment, American Legation, Nicaragua; Marines with wireless telegraphy equipment in the field; Marines lined up for an artillery drill; a barracks kitchen and Marines, outdoors, at target practice

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

100 x 75
US REC 151
US WWI recruitment poster: Rally 'Round the Flag Rally 'Round the Flag/with/United States Marines/"Soldiers of the Sea"/Your/Country/Needs/You!/Now's/the/Time to/Enlist!/First in Defense on Land or Sea./Apply Today at/562 Broadway, Albany, New York
(dated: 1916)

Image is Marines coming ashore, on a South Sea island, in small boats; in the foreground a Marine, serving as the pointman, is carrying his bayonetted rifle at port arms; between the pointman and the others is a large American flag; in the background are boats and a ship

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

101 x 75.5
US REC 152
US WWI recruitment poster: Now for the Seven Seas! Now for the Seven Seas! Join the Merchant Marine and See the World

"Apply to Henry Howard, Director of Recruiting Service, United States Shipping Board, Custom House, Boston, Mass."

Image of three men gathered around a globe: Uncle Sam is pointing out, across a body of water, toward the horizon while a member of the United States Shipping Board is tugging on the lapels of a civilian; in the background are ships and the buildings of a city

The Wright Co., New York, Boston

United States Shipping Board – Recruiting Service

74 x 50
US REC 153
  For Action on Land and Sea Join the Marines Apply at U.S. Marine Recruiting Station/22 Tremont Row, Boston, Mass.

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

33 x 40.5
US REC 154
US WWI recruitment poster: Important! Information for Registered Men Important!/Information/for/Registered/Men/Men who registered on June 5, 1917, under the/selective draft law are at/liberty to enlist in the U.S./Marines at any time/prior to their selection for/military service.

(text only except for eagle-globe-and-anchor logo of the U.S. Marine Corps)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

40 x 26

Box 6
US REC 155
US WWI recruitment poster: Join the U.S. Marine Corps Join the/U.S. Marine Corps/Soldiers of the Sea!/First to Fight!
(dated: 1917)

Image of a boat being propelled forward by 12 rowers while a Marine, holding a machine gun, stands in the prow; in the background is a battleship with cannon firing

Stamped: United States Marine Corps/Recruiting Station/517 & 519 W. Michigan Street/Duluth, Minnesota

The New York State Library copy also has the words "First to Fight!" in the lower quarter of the poster.

Louis Fancher

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

40.5 x 30
US REC 156
US WWI recruitment poster: What Is This? What Is This?/Every American Citizen should know that this device is worn by our U.S. Marines …/It's a two-in-one Service – Both Naval and Military. Enlist To-day!/For Full Information Apply at/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/Ask the Postmaster

Image of the eagle-globe-and-anchor device of the U.S. Marine Crps

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

24 x 51
US REC 157
  Chasing the Rainbow …/along its varicolored trails, seeking an elusive pot of gold, is silly business …/With U.S. Marines/on land and sea and in odd nooks and corners of the world, the business is not rainbow chasing …/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/Fifth and Main Streets, El Centro, California

(black and white)

Photoprints of groups of Marines visiting the Sphinx; in tropical Haiti; in the Fourth of July parade in Paris, 1918; in Vladivostok, Russia; on a ship; in far off Peking, China; and at Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

27.5 x 48
US REC 158
US WWI recruitment poster: Devil Dog – U.S. Marine Devil Dog – U.S. Marine/He Has No Master
(1919 calendar)

Image of a bulldog wearing a U.S. Marine Corps helmet; a German helmet is hanging by a chin strap around one of the dog's forepaws

The calendar, covering January through June, notes that June is Marine Corps Red Letter Month.

Robt. L. Dickey

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

53.5 x 31.5
US REC 159
US WWI recruitment poster: Join Me/The First to Fight Join Me/The First to Fight/on Land and Sea/U.S. Marines/Apply at

Image is a close-up of the face of a Marine and part of a rifle

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

28 x 53.5
US REC 160
  U.S. Marine
(1918 calendar)

"Compliments of/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway/Albany, N.Y."

Image is the same one used on US REC147: a Marine, with rifle, sitting on a wall; behind him can be seen ships on the sea

Clarence F. Underwood

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

56 x 35.5
US REC 161
  Proclamation!/Citizens of Albany:/You are going to enlist!/Deep rooted in your intensely American hearts is the conviction that you will/bear arms in the defense of our beloved country./ … Did you ever hear of the United States Marine Corps?/… The Marine Corps recruiting station in Albany is at 562 Broadway./In making choice of service don't forget the Marines!/It is a sort of super-service/[signed] George Barnett

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

40.5 x 28
US REC 162
  Proclamation!/Citizens of Boston:/You are going to enlist!/Deep rooted in your intensely American hearts is the conviction that you will/bear arms in the defense of our beloved country./ … Did you ever hear of the United States Marine Corps?/… The Marine Corps recruiting station in Albany is at 562 Broadway./In making choice of service don't forget the Marines!/It is a sort of super-service/[signed] George Barnett

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

40.5 x 28
US REC 163
US WWI recruitment poster: These Men Are Maine Men These Men Are/Maine Men/and They are Volunteers/ The Second Maine Infantry wants 700/more just like them to fill the Regiment to War Strength/Will You Be One??/A Private's Pay under the new law will be $30.00 per month/Apply to Recruiting Officer in your town or to/Public Safety Committee Headquarters/8 Broad Street, Bangor

Image, in silhouette, of a dozen Marines, in profile, marching

Furbush Printing Co., Bangor, Maine

Public Safety Committee (Maine)

62.5 x 47.5
US REC 164
US WWI recruitment poster: First to Fight/Democracy's Vanguard First to Fight/"Democracy's Vanguard"/U.S. Marine Corps/Join Now and Test Your Courage/Real Fighting with Real/Fighters/Apply at
(dated: 1917)

Image of Marines storming a beach, including one Marine firing a machine gun from the prow of a landing boat.

Sidney H. Riesenberg

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

102 x 76

several tears
US REC 165
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Pictorial Service U.S. Pictorial Service/How to Tell Uncle Sam's Soldiers of the Sea/Washington, September. – When you see a globe, anchor, and eagle on a hat, cap, or helmet …
(photoprint)

"This Photo Furnished by/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany"

Image of a hat and of a helmet, both of which have the eagle-globe-and-anchor device

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

32.5 x 35
US REC 166
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Pictorial Service/U.S. Marine Recruits U.S. Pictorial Service/U.S. Marine Recruits Happy at Fighting Prospect/Philadelphia. When word came that U.S. Marines would be included in General Pershing's force …/ There's a Place for You! Ask about It!

"This Photo Furnished by/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany"

Image of 27 Marines, with hats off, squatting and standing, and smiling at the camera

(photoprint)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

32 x 35
US REC 167
  U.S. Pictorial Service/These Knowing Devil Dogs at Training Camp Do Know/Par[r]is, Island, S.C. – "If you don't know you get killed!" U.S. Marine recruits find this sign everywhere they turn …
(photoprint)

"This Photo Furnished by/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany"

Image of about 70 Marines posing for a group photo; several of them are holding signs that read "If You Don't Know/You Get Killed"

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

32 x 35
US REC 168
v U.S. Pictorial Service/U.S. Marine Recruits Learn Field Cooking/Somewhere in U.S. – Uncle Sam's versatile "sea soldiers" are taught to prepare and cook …
(photoprint)

"This Photo Furnished by/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany"

Image of Marines, in pairs, cooking in the field; behind them are tents and stacked rifles

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

32 x 35
US REC 169
  U.S. Pictorial Service/Big Jess Willard Enlists with U.S. Marines/Atlanta, Ga. – World's heavyweight champion, dubbed by Eastern sports writers as "last to fight," allows the Soldiers of the Navy to enlist his services in the cause of Marine Corps recruiting …
(photoprint)

"This Photo Furnished by/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany"

Image of Jess Willard shaking hands with a Marine as other Marines look on; the men flank two Marine Corps recruiting posters.

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

32 x 35
US REC 170
  U.S. Pictorial Service/Three Types of Uncle Sam's Fighting Men/ New York City – Unusual photograph of soldier, sailor, and Marine. The U.S. Marine (central figure) is distinguished …
(photoprint)

"This Photo Furnished by/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany"

Image of a U.S. Marine flanked by a U.S. Infantryman and a U.S. Man o'Warsman, all standing at attention; the image is surrounded by a border made up of little eagle-globe-and-anchor devices

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

32 x 35
US REC 171
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Pictorial Service/Olive Thomas, Movie Star... U.S. Pictorial Service/Olive Thomas, Movie Star, Finds Out about U.S. Marines/Los Angeles, Calif. – "It's the globe, anchor and eagle, on hat or helmet, that distinguishes the U.S. Marine from other soldiers," the sergeant tells her as he points to the device on his own cap …
(photoprint)

"This Photo Furnished by/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany"

Image of a Marine showing Olive Smith the eagle-globe-and-anchor device on his hat; on either side of that image are images of the device and of a Marine helmet and a Marine hat

Stagg Photo Service, Los Angeles, Calif.

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

32 x 35
US REC 172
  U.S. Pictorial Service/"Keep the Ball A'Rolling – Oh You U.S. Marines!"/Par[r]is Island, S.C. – You may think that pushing a great big pushball around a ten-acre lot is a lot of fun … whips a man into fit physical condition … training for the big "push" abroad … a goal they call "Berlin," at the end of the field …
(photoprint)

"This Photo Furnished by/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany"

Image of a Marine sitting atop a huge leather ball being held up in the air by a large number of Marines

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

32 x 35
US REC 173
  U.S. Pictorial Service/Just Before the Raid on the American Trenches/Washington – United States Marines occupying a dugout receive information that a raid is being planned … dugout is in "make-Believe France" and the scene is posed by real actors and real Marines for a moving picture play …
(photoprint)

"This Photo Furnished by/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany"

Image of several "Marines" in a "dugout" which includes a man sitting in front of some large electrical equipment

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

32 x 35
US REC 174
US WWI recruitment poster: Be a U.S. Marine Be a U.S. Marine

Image of a Marine standing in front of a 48-star American flag; the Marine is facing the viewer; his left hand is clenched and he holds a pistol, pointing up to the sky, in his right hand

James Montgomery Flagg

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

100.5 x 70.5

several tears
175
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Country Calls Your Country Calls/Join the Marines/For Information/Apply Recruiting Station or Navy League

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

19 x 29.5

Box 6
US REC 176
  Come On In!/Join the/U.S. Marines/You're going to do your part/in the defense of our Country! …/"The Soldiers That Go to Sea!"/- because the U.S. Marines are always/"first in" when the war bugles blow …/June 10-16 is/Marine Corps/Week/Our slogan is/"Four Thousand Enlistments by Saturday Night" …
(black and white)

Image of a Marine, in dress uniform, blowing a bugle; behind him is an American flag

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

27 x 20.5

Box 6
US REC 177
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Marines/Serve America U.S. Marines/Serve/America/on Land/and Sea/Enlist at/24 East Twenty-third Street

Image is a profile of a full-length image of a Marine in a dress uniform with a rifle on his shoulder patrolling the docks; behind him is a partial image of a battleship and a montage of buildings plus an American flag

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

55 x 35
US REC 178
US WWI recruitment poster: Be Up-to-Date – Be a U.S. Marine Be Up-to-Date – Be a U.S. Marine/First to Change the Old Campaign Hat for the Modern Helmet/Enlist at

(black and white)

"Courtesy New York Herald"

Image of a Marine behind a barricade of sandbags; he is adjusting a helmet, with a Marine Corps device, on his head; on a stick next to the sandbags is an "old campaign hat"; his rifle lies on one of the sandbags; behind him are American and French flags

Th. A. Rogers

New York Herald

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

73.5 x 47

several tears
US REC 179
  First To Fight/Join the/U.S. Marines

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

14.5 x 30

Box 6
US REC 180
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Country Calls Your Country Calls/Join the Marines/For Information/Apply Recruiting Station or Navy League

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

14.5 x 30

Box 6
US REC 181
US WWI recruitment poster: Go Over with U.S. Marines "Go Over with U.S. Marines"

Includes a calendar for July-December 1918

Image of the upper torso of a woman in a Marine uniform; in the background is a battalion of Marines with the U.S. and the Marine Corps flags

Howard Chandler Christy

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

35 x 28

Box 6
US REC 182
  Join/the/U.S. Marines/3 in 1/Service/Land/Sea/Sky/Apply at/568 Broadway/Albany, N.Y.

Image of the eagle-globe-and-anchor device of the U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

28 x 28

Box 6
US REC 183
  Mechanics/Attention!/Are You a/Tailor?/Cobbler?/Horseshoer?/If so –/You will be given the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Marine/Corps Reserve at once upon being accepted. Applicants/must be citizens of the United States, and between the ages/of 19 and 35./Apply at/Any Marine Corps Recruiting Station/or 24 East Twenty-third Street

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

35.5 x 28

Box 6
US REC 184
  A Man/from This House/Is/Fighting/in France/with/United States/Marines

(text only; no images; printed in red, white and blue

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

35 x 26

Box 6
US REC 185
  A Man/from This House/Is Serving in the/United States Marine Corps

(text only except for the eagle-globe-and-anchor Marine Corps device; white lettering on a red background)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

26 x 35.5

Box 6
US REC 186
US WWI recruitment poster: Americans! Eyes Open! Mouths Shut! Americans!/Eyes Open! Mouths Shut!/Help win the war by obeying these rules. Do not repeat any rumors concerning our troops …/George Barrens/Major General Commandant

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

39.5 x 27

tears

Box 6
US REC 187
  First To Fight! /United States Marines/Whether the fight will be on land or sea or in the air/the U.S. Marines are bound to be in the thick of it./Join the Marines and Go First/Apply Today/U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

(black and white)

Image is a line drawing of sailors [Marines?] manning a cannon in a port city; in the background is a ship at sea; in the air are three biplanes

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

25 x 19

Box 6
US REC 188
US WWI recruitment poster: All in the Day's Work "All in the Day's Work" Enlist in the United States Marine Corps for interesting duty – Land, Sea, or Sky

(black and white)

Image is a montage of cartoons showing Marines, as indicated by the little signs scattered around, in a sham battle, trench digging, field artillery, cavalry drill, range finding, dispatch bearers' speedway, dry land boat drill, wall scaling, saber drill, bayonet drill, first aid, spar boxing, street riot drill, diving and swimming, signal drill, field wireless, anti-aircraft drill, individual cooking class and landing party; overhead fly two biplanes and a child's balloon

Ch. Gatchell

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

55 x 40.5
US REC 189
  First to Fight in France/Join the/U.S. Marines/for a Real Test of Courage
(blotter)

Image of a Marine manning a machine gun that is propped up on a little tripod

L.E.

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

10.5 x 22.5

Box 6
US REC 190
  Enlist With/Marines/Information at/Marine Corps Recruiting Station/562 Broadway/Albany, N.Y.

(text only; no images)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

20 x 27

Box 6
US REC 191
US WWI recruitment poster: A Crusader for the Right A Crusader for the Right U.S. Marine

(black and white)

Image is a photograph of a Marine holds a rifle

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

28 x 25

Box 6
US REC 192
  They Call Them Devil-Hounds/But They Are Simply/Hounding/the Devil/Our Marines

"Supplement to American Machinist, June 20, 1918"

Image of a Marine emerging from a fox hole to toss a hand grenade; two other Marines watch

Victor Perard

American Machinist Magazine

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

30.5 X 23

Box 6
US REC 193
  Soldiers/of the/Navy/U.S. Marines/… Land – Sea – Sky /… Action – Marines – Marines – Action/Apply at/U.S. Marine Recruiting Station/568 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Six images: (1) Ship at sea captioned "Marines Serve at Sea"; (2) U.S. Marine holding a rifle at port arms; (3) Marines manning a cannon captioned "Artillerymen"; (4) two Marines signaling with flags captioned "Signalmen"; (5) a biplane captioned "Airmen"; (6) Marines building something captioned "Engineers"

At top of poster: "Enlist Now – Two, Three or Four Years" (US REC 195 and US REC 196 do not have this line.)

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting (Albany, N.Y.)

35.5 x 15

Box 6
US REC 194
  Soldiers of the Navy

Same images and lay-out as US REC 194

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting (Buffalo, N.Y.)

35.5 x 15

Box 6
US REC 195
  Soldiers of the Sea

Same images and lay-out as US REC 194

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting (Erie, Pa.)

35.5 x 15

Box 6
US REC 196
US WWI recruitment poster: Men Wanted for the U.S. Marines Men/Wanted/for the/U.S. Marines/Apply/208 Granite Block/Spokane, Wash.

New York State Library poster is from Spokane, Washington.

Image of the eagle-globe-and-anchor device of the Marines and image of a Marine standing at port arms

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting (Spokane, Wash.)

27 x 27

Box 6
US REC 197
  Men/Wanted/for the/U.S. Marines/Apply/371 Market Street/San Francisco

New York State Library poster is from San Francisco.

Same images and layout as US REC 197

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting (San Francisco, Calif.)

27 x 27

Box 6
US REC 198
  Here's Your Chance Answer the Roll Call of Honor Wanted for the United States Army Quartermaster Department 500 Clerks … 50 Cooks/100 Bakers … 400 Skilled Laborers/Enlist for the Period of the War/And Do It Now …/Good Pay for All Trades/With Rank of Sergeant, Corporal or First Class Private …/Recruiting Office/S.E. Cor. 39th St. & 6th Ave., N.Y.

Duplicate of US REC 33

(text only; no images)

U.S. Army – Quartermaster Dept.

102 x 59
US REC 199
  Woodsmen/Uncle Sam has taken a logging con-/tract in France. The job is sub-let to the/Tenth Regiment of Engineers (Forest) /National Army, now training at Washing-/ton, D.C./A few more axemen, sawyers, team-/sters and small sawmill men are wanted/ … See the Army Recruiting Officer/at Bangor and tell him you/want to join/The Lumberjack Regiment
(dated: July 27, 1917)

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Army Recruiting (The Lumberjack Regiment)

57 x 36

cardboard; piece broken off
US REC 200
US WWI recruitment poster: Automobile Drivers Automobile Drivers/Do Your Bit!/Drive a Motor Truck/for/Uncle Sam/Hundreds of men required between the ages of 18 and 45 who can handle and care for motor trucks./ Here is a chance for you to serve your country in a most prac-tical way – by doing that which you can do best/ …Applications and Information …

Addresses on New York State Library copy differ from those on image in this table

Image of a soldier standing next to a truck; the truck looks like a tractor with a wagon; the wagon has a cloth roof similar to that of a covered wagon; in the background are tents and a soldier marching as a sentry

J.K.B.

Quartermaster Section Enlisted Reserve Corps.

54.5 x 34.5
US REC 201
US WWI recruitment poster: Are You Fond of Horses? Are You Fond of Horses[?]/U.S. Army/The Veterinary Corps/instructs you/in their care/and treatment/riding and driving/Also meat and/dairy inspection/Enlist Today/See Army Recruiting Officer at:

Stamped: Cuyler

Image of the head and neck of a horse as it would appear if looking out of a stall

Horst Schreck

Government Printing Office

U.S. Army Recruiting – Veterinary Corps

64 x 49
US REC 202
  Wanted/700,000 Volunteers/The President's Call/for/Volunteer Contingent/of/Great War Army … !!No Slackers Need Apply!!/Only 7 Men per 1000 of Population can be Accommodated …

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

U.S. Army Recruiting

26.5 x 20

Box 6
US REC 203
  The Answer to This Is This Join To-day

(black and white)

Two images: (1) From the Chicago Defender: Ghost-like image of a soldier, with a head wound, wearing a threadbare uniform, who is pointing to a score or more of wooden crosses on ground labeled "Battlefield/of France"; across the ocean, above ground labeled "America" is a cloud bearing the words "race riots," "hatred," "race hatred," "lynching," and "mob rule"; (2) a sign on which are the words "Constitution," "law," "order," "civil rights"; in front of the sign are three men, two in military uniforms and one in a civilian suit; they are identified as "National Guard," "U.S. Army" and "American Legion"

L. Rogers

E.N.[E.H.?] Sleeper

Army – National Guard – American Legion Recruiting

26.5 x 35

Box 6

very brittle newsprint
US REC 204
  500/Fighting Irishmen/Wanted/for the Sixty-Ninth/The kind that fought at/Fontenoy and Marye's Heights …/Do Your Share for the Irish Regiment

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

U.S. Army 69th Regiment

23 x 15

Box 6
US REC 205
  Volunteer for the War All citizens owe certain personal duties to the State … To Join the Army at Once …You Can Claim Your Discharge at End of War

[lists recruiting stations on the East Side and the West Side of Manhattan, in Brooklyn and in New Jersey]

(text only; no images)

U.S. Army Recruiting

19 x 18.5

Box 6
US REC 206
  Be Prepared and Trained/Enlist Now/ in the/1st Field Artillery, N.Y.G./…If you are physically fit … you may enlist and specialize in any one of the following kinds of service which appeals to you -/Field Artillery/Infantry/Armored Motor Battery/Armored Cars/Supply Trucks/Aqueduct Duty with Pay/Cavalry/Signal Work/Machine Gun Work/Transport Trucks/Rifle and Revolver Practice/. State Pay when on active duty.1st Field Artillery, N.Y.G./Armory with Tanbark Ring/Sixty-eighth Street and Broadway

(txt only; no images)

1st Field Artillery, N.Y.G.

30 x 22

Box 6
US REC 207
US WWI recruitment poster: Join the Tanks/Treat 'em rough! Join the/Tanks/Treat 'em rough!/See Service Soon/All Men of Military Age/can volunteer now/U.S. Army Recruiting Officer/will be at

(black and white)

Text on the New York State Library's copy is similar to and the image is the same as the one in this table

Image of a black cat, with its hackles up, atop a tank

Sgt. Henry E. Clark

U.S. Army Recruiting

36 x 22.5

Box 6
US REC 208
US WWI recruitment poster: The Regular/Ready! The Regular/Ready! He Was – He Is – He Will Be/Enlist for the Infantry/or in one of the other/twelve branches./[Nea]rest Recruiting Office:

Image of a soldier with rifle ready; behind him is a laurel wreath

Gordon Grant

Sackett & Wilhelms Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y.

U.S. Army Recruiting

71 x 52
US REC 209
US WWI recruitment poster: Come On Buddie/Be a Regular Come On/Buddie/Be a/Regular/Guarding the flag is the/world's finest business/Nearest Army Recruiting Station:

Image of soldier facing the viewer; he holds a furled American flag in his left hand and is beckoning to the viewer with his right hand

E.H. Sleeper

U.S. Army Recruiting

35.5 x 26.5
US REC 210
US WWI recruitment poster: Forget it, Son, come on with me and re-enlist "Forget it, Son, come on with me and re-enlist"

"Recruiting Series No. 1"

Image of two soldiers; one soldier is pointing to a sign on which is printed "High Cost/of Living/"; "Disappointments"; "Lack of Training"' "Uncertainties"; the other soldier has his hands on the first soldier, suggesting he re-enlist

Gordon Grant, Capt. USA

U.S. Army Recruiting

27.5 x 35.5
US REC 211
US WWI recruitment poster: No More Men Are Needed for the Watch on the Rhine but... No More Men Are Needed for the Watch on the Rhine, but 26,000 Men Are Wanted to Relieve the Watch on the Rio Grande

"Recruiting Series No. 4"

Image of two soldiers holding bayonetted rifles at port arms while a third soldier witnesses the change in guard; in the background is a Rhenish castle atop a hill

Gordon Grant

U.S. Army Recruiting

35.5 x 27.5

Box 6
US REC 212
US WWI recruitment poster: The New Education The New Education "There's the World before you, young man!

"Recruiting Series No. 6"

"Courtesy New York American"

Image of a gigantic globe in the storefront window of the United States Army Recruiting Office; signs on the globe identify Panama, Alaska, France and the Rhine, Siberia, China and Philippines; next to the globe is a bag labeled "$30.00/per month/Can you make this/while learning any/other trade?"; also in the window are three signs, one listing "skilled trades" one can learn in the army; one listing the branches of services one can choose, and one noting that "You get food, clothing, living quarters, medical attention, dental attention, base ball, foot ball, movies-theatre FREE!; on the walkway in front of the window are a man in civilian clothes looking at the signs and an Uncle Sam, twice as tall as the man, gesturing toward the items in the window and pointing with his thumb toward the door of the office

Harry E. Mueller/Captain-Infantry/from Winsor McCay

U.S. Army Recruiting

35.5 x 28

Box 6
US REC 213
US WWI recruitment poster: Army Bands Train Musicians Army Bands Train/Musicians/Exceptional Opportunities/for a good musical education/You may qualify yourself/for a position as band leader/Choice of many stations in U.S. & opportunities to travel
(dated: 1919)

"Recruiting Series No. 10"

Image of the sheet music for The Star-spangled Banner with the U.S. Army Band insignia bursting through the page

Engineer Reproduction Plant, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Army Recruiting

35.5 x 28

Box 6
US REC 214
  See Panama and the Philippines Join the U.S. Army Today
(dated: 1919)

"Recruiting Series No. 11"

Image of a person in a sailboat off the shore of a tropical island

W. Jaynes

U.S. Army Recruiting

35.5 x 26.5

Box 6
US REC 215
US WWI recruitment poster: You Can Learn a Good Trade Free! You Can Learn a Good Trade Free!! Join the U.S. Army Now/U.S. Army Recruiting Office

"Recruiting Series No. 12"

Image of a desk lamp shining light on the sentence "You … Free!!"

W. Jaynes

Government Printing Office

U.S. Army Recruiting

38 x 28

Box 6

tears
US REC216
US WWI recruitment poster: To Panama To Panama/From furs and furnaces we go,/From cold and ice and driven snow,/To summer sunshines warming glow;/To Panama.'Away from flu and grippe and sneeze,/A five day sail on tropic seas,/To land of fruit and blooming trees;/To Panama/Enlist To-day/Nearest Army Recruiting Office

"Acknowledgements to Boston R.O."

Two images: (1) Map of Panama and surrounding area with a dotted line originating in the United States labeled "Five Days from Winter to Summer"; (2) Palm tree on a tropical island behind which is a sun rising/setting behind a body of water

U.S. Army Recruiting

35 x 26.5

Box 6
US REC 217
  Collegiate/Balloon/School/Rockville/Conn./Established for the/Training of/Balloon Pilots/for the/United States Army/will begin work about September 1st, 1917 …

Image of biplanes and balloons in the air; on the ground soldiers are clustered around a small truck; one is on a "telephone"; one is listening to writing down information coming through earphones; one is standing guard; one is studying a document; in the background soldiers are firing an artillery piece sitting on a caisson

Lorimer R. Hammond

Collegiate Balloon School, Inc., Rockville, Conn.

56 x 35.5
US REC 218
US WWI recruitment poster: Uphold Our Honor Uphold/Our/Honor/Join Army – Navy – Marines

Image of a 48-star American flag

U.S. Army Recruiting

28 x 53.5
US REC 219
US WWI recruitment poster: Join Army - Navy - Marines Join Army Navy Marines

Image of an American flag; the flag on the New York State Library copy is less animated than the one in the image in this table

Hegeman Print

U.S. Recruiting

55.5 x 35.5
US REC 220
  Free Legal Advice/to/Recruits/The War Committee/of/The Bar of the City of New York/ … assistance and advice in the safeguarding and care of their property during their absence …

(text only; no images)

Bar of the City of New York

71 x 52.5

tears
US REC 221
  Free Legal Advice/to/Recruits/The War Committee/of/The Bar of the City of New York/ … assistance and advice in the safeguarding and care of their property during their absence …

(text only; no images)

Smaller version of US REC 221

Bar of the City of New York

51 x 35
US REC 222
US WWI recruitment poster: The U.S. Air Service The U.S. Air Service/Needs/Machinists/and Metal Workers/See U.S. Army Recruiting Office at/646 3rd. Ave., N.Y.C./Before December 13

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

U.S. Army Recruiting

35 x 56

tear
US REC 223
US WWI recruitment poster: The U.S. Air Service Needs Carpenters The U.S. Air Service/Needs/Carpenters/Cabinet Makers & Wood Workers/See U.S. Army Recruiting Office at/406 East 149th Street, N.Y. City,N.Y./South East Corner of 149th Street and 34d Ave., Bronx/Before December 13

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

U.S. Army Recruiting

35.5 x 56
US REC 224
  Choose Your Own Branch

Arthur N. Edrop

Mayor's Committee on National Defense [New York City]

51 x 41

[not in folder]
US REC 225
US WWI recruitment poster: America Gave You All You Have to Give... America Gave You/All You Have to Give/Give It – She Needs It Now!/Committee on Public Information

Image of two male and one female laborers against a backdrop of smokestacks and smoke

Includes logo of the Committee on Public Information/ Division of Pictorial Publicity

Walter Taylor

Committee on Public Information

105 x 71
US REC 226
  Sat. Eve. June 2/at 8:15 p.m./Admission and Seats Free/Recruiting Rally/69th Regiment Armory/ … 69th Regiment Bnad/Crack Boy Scout Fife & Drum Corps/War Time Movies/Honorable Job Hedges/Sheriff Alfred Smith/and/Pasquale Amato/Metropolitan Opera Company/and other features

(text only; no images)

Hegeman Print

Mayor's Committee on National Defense [New York City]

100 x 69.5
US REC 227
US WWI recruitment poster: Join the Air Service Join the/Air Service/and/Serve/in/France/Do It/Now
(dated: 1917)

Image of two soldiers, one using binoculars, in foreground, and an American biplane above

T. Paul Verrees

Recruiting

93.5 x 62.5
US REC 228
US WWI recruitment poster: Curtiss School of Aviation Curtiss School of Aviation/Buffalo, N.Y./Hammondsport, N.Y./Newport News, Va./Miami, Fla./San Diego, Cal./Under Aviation Section, United States Army, Supervision
(dated: 1917)

Image of a biplane exhibition on a beach; one plane is in the water, two are in the air, and, in the foreground, the pilot of a fourth is shaking hands with a female admirer, while a man in what appears to be a military officer's uniform is taking a break from looking through his binoculars to listen to the pilot; several other civilians are interspersed with men in U.S. Army uniforms

E.W. Pirson

Curtiss School of Aviation

97 x 65
US REC 229
US WWI recruitment poster: Going –Going –Gone Going –/Going –/Gone!/Thousands of skilled mechanics/have enlisted in the Air Service for/work in the airdromes, close up behind/the lines – to fight with their skill – to keep the 'planes in the air./Chauffeurs, auto mechanicians/and mechanics of almost every trade/have chosen their own branch of the/Service …/You have the same opportunity/ - but only for a few days. After December 15 no man of draft age can voluntarily enlist/ …/Before Dec. 13/After that date the great opportunity will be [gone!] …/ Aviation Section, Signal Corps …

Two images: (1) a photoprint of a biplane in the air; (2) a photoprint of a mechanic working on a biplane; in the background are an airdrome and a couple other biplanes

U.S. Army (Signal Corps) Recruiting

105 x 75.5
US REC 230
  In the Air Service
[slightly altered; vandalized]

[not in folder or box]

Louis Fancher

U.S. Army Recruiting

83 x 75
US REC 231
US WWI recruitment poster: Wanted 25,000 Student Nurses Wanted/25000 Student/Nurses/U.S. Student Nurse/Reserve/Enroll at the Nearest Recruiting Station of the/Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense

Image of the top third of a nurse; behind her, in silhouette, are soldiers, carrying bayonetted rifles, marching

Milton Bancroft

John H. Eggers Company Inc., New York, N.Y.

Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense

105 x 68
US REC 232
  Wanted/25000 Student/Nurses/U.S. Student Nurse/Reserve/Enroll at the Nearest Recruiting Station of the/Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense

(black and white)

Stamped: Cuyler

Image of nurse is not the same at US REC 232

Milton Bancroft

Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense

25.5 x 20

Box 6
US REC 233
US WWI recruitment poster: Don't Enlist Without Thinking! Don't Enlist Without Thinking!/Where/Do You Fit?/Find Out/Then Enlist/to Help Win/the War/Consult or write the Recruiting Committee/The Mayor's Committee on National Defense/Hall of Records Chambers Street New York

(text only; no images)

Mayor's Committee on National Defense (New York City)

104 x 71

several bad tears and pieces missing
US REC 234
US WWI recruitment poster: Uphold the Tradition of Indiana Uphold the/Tradition/of/ Indiana

Image of six horses pulling two caissons on which are mounted cannon; two of three soldiers guiding the horses appear to be standing between each set of two horses

J.D. Ross

Wm. B. Burford, Lith.

Bookwalter-Ball Printing Co., Indianapolis, Ind.

Recruiting (Indiana)

70 x 54.5
US REC 235
  The United/Service Flag/Each Star (290 in all) represents/United Employe now in the Armed/Service of the United States

Image is that of the Service Flag: broad red rectangle surrounding a white rectangle; instead of the conventional one or two blue stars on the white field, there are 290 blue stars on the field

United [Cigar Stores?]

80.5 x 44
US REC 236
US WWI recruitment poster: I Have a Boy (poem) I Have a Boy
[poem]/byDaniel M. Henderson/Author of the National Art Club's $250 prize war peom, "The Road to France"/I have a boy – and I am proud/…The federated flags of man!/I have a boy – thank God that he/ … A savior of Democracy!
(dated: 1918)

Image of an American soldier, in profile, with binoculars in front of a montage of flags of several nations; the image is attached to the paper on which is printed the poem, "I Have a Boy" by Daniel M. Henderson

Neysa Moran McMein

McClure Publications

83 x 48
US REC 237
  Roll of Honor/Our Employees in the Military and Naval Service of Our Country

Includes large space in which to write names.

Image of a Revolutionary War soldier holding his rifle with arms aport; behind him are a bridge and several two-story wooden buildings

48.5 x 41
US REC 238
US WWI recruitment poster: Men, the Country Needs You Now Men, the Country/Needs You Now/"If Your Country's/in War There Ain't/Nothin' You Can/Do Exceptin' Help"/- Laurette Taylor/in ‘Out There'/Enlist To-day

(text only; no images)

Laurette Taylor

U.S. Recruiting

103.5 x 73
US REC 239
US WWI recruitment poster: Make the World Safe Make the/World Safe Enlist/Now and/Go with Your Friends

"Issued by the Recruiting Committee"

Image of soldiers with bayonetted rifles, in silhouette, running into battle

Arthur N. Edrop

Hegeman Print

Mayor's Committee on National Defense (New York City)

102 x 71
US REC 240
US WWI recruitment poster: For Action/Enlist in the Air Service For Action/Enlist in the Air Service

Image of a member of the Air Service cranking the propeller of a biplane as other crew members watch

Otho Cushing, Capt. A.S. U.S.A.

U.S. Army Recruiting (Air Service)

63 x 48
US REC 241
US WWI recruitment poster: Mechanical Training Mechanical Training/Enlist in the Air Service

Image of two mechanics, standing on stepstools as they work on a biplane

Otto Cushing, Capt. A.S. U.S.A.

U.S. Army Recruiting (Air Service)

63 x 48
US REC 242
US WWI recruitment poster: Hit the Bull's Eye! Hit the Bull's Eye!/Get out of your own little circle of selfishness into the big circle of service/Enlist now at one of these recruiting stations

In the bull's eye, captioned "Is Your Name on This List?" is a list of hundreds of men (and women?) who have enlisted for service in the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Naval Militia, the Naval Reserves, and the National Guard of New York

At the bottom of the poster are the addresses of recruiting stations in New York City and in New Jersey.

Also included are four photoprints: (1) Soldiers (Marines?) boarding a ship; (2) Men practicing using bayonets; (3) A long, winding line of soldiers marching through a camp on the way to transports; (4) Another view of soldiers (Marines?) boarding a ship

Mayor's Committee on National Defense (The Recruiting Committee, New York City)

84.5 x 54
US REC 243
US WWI recruitment poster: Join the Army Air Service Join the/Army Air Service/Be an American Eagle!/Consult your local draft board. Read the illustrated/booklet at any recruiting office, or write to the Chief/Signal Officer of the Army, Washington, D.C.

Image of an American eagle engaged in a fight with a German eagle; above and below them fly biplanes

Charles Livingston Bull

Alpha Litho Co. Inc., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Army Recruiting (Air Service)

69 x 51
US REC 244
US WWI recruitment poster: Enlist Enlist

Image of a mother, cradling her baby, as she sinks to the bottom of the ocean, evoking memories of the sinking of the Lusitania

Fred Spear

Tudor Press, Boston, Mass.

Boston Public Safety Committee

103 x 68
US REC 245
US WWI recruitment poster: Enlist Enlist

Image of a mother, cardling her baby, as she sinks to the bottom of the ocean, evoking memories of the sinking of the Lusitania

Fred Spear

Sackett & Wihelms Corp., New York, N.Y.

Boston Public Safety Committee

82 x 58
US REC 246
US WWI recruitment poster: Enlist/On Which Side of the Window Are You? Enlist/On Which/Side of the/Window Are/You?
(dated: 1917)

Image of a man in civilian clothes safe inside, in the shadows, while soldiers parade outside his window in the sunlight; a huge American flag flies over their heads

Laura Brey

Geo. F. Griffin, Chicago, Ill.

National Printing & Eng. Co., Chicago, Ill.

U.S. Recruiting

98 x 64
US REC 247
US WWI recruitment poster: It's Up to You It's Up to You/Protect the/Nation's Honor/Enlist Now/Associated Motion Picture Advertisers

Image is a female allegorical partially disrobed figure of America behind whom is an Uncle Sam with an angry visage pointing at the viewer; he has brown hair and gray eyebrows and beard

Schneck

Acme Litho Co., New York, N.Y.

Associated Motion Picture Advertisers

106.5 x 70.5
US REC 248
US WWI recruitment poster: If It's Worth Living Under... If It's Worth Living Under,/It's Worth Fighting For/Enlist Today

"Poster No. 2"

Image of the American flag

Guenther

Associated Motion Picture Advertisers

103 x 68
US REC 249
  Don't Wait

Guenther

Associated Motion Picture Advertisers

106 x 71

[not in folder]
US REC 250
US WWI recruitment poster: Uphold Our Honor Uphold Our/Honor/Fight/for/Us/Join/Army-Navy-Marines

Image of a female allegorical figure of America, wearing a white dress and a red-and-blue Phrygian hat, standing in front of a huge American flag

Hegeman Press, New York, N.Y.

U.S. Recruiting

105 x 70
US REC 251
US WWI recruitment poster: Our Navy's Aviation Corps... Our Navy's/Aviation Corps/ Needs/Carpenters/Woodworkers/Machinists/ Coppersmiths/Blacksmiths/Fabric Workers/Riggers/Acetylene Welders/Gas Engine Men/Instrument Makers/Inexperienced Men for Quartermasters/The Above Involves No Flying/Age 21 to 35/Apply at
(dated: 1917)

Image, in silhouette, against a full moon, is a U.S. Navy Air Corps biplane firing at a German U-boat that is rising ominously out of the shadowy sea

Harold von Schmidt

Galloway Litho Co., San Francisco, Calif.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

105.5 x 70
US REC 252
US WWI recruitment poster: Roll of Honor Roll of Honor/of our men who have entered the service of their country/by joining the Army or Navy

"Contributed by The/Vigilantes and issued by/the National/Security League/31 Pine St., New York City"

A large white space for inscribing names is topped by an American eagle behind which is an American flag; on either side of the roll is a fasces

Raymond Perry

Erie Lithograph Co., New York, N.Y.

National Security League

70 x 47.5
US REC 253
US WWI recruitment poster: Fighting in France for freedom Fighting in France for Freedom! – Are You Helping at Home?/Work or Fight/What's the Difference Between/a Slacker and a Traitor? Think It Over.
(black and white)

"© N.Y. Herald"

Image of hand-to-hand combat of soldiers in front of a bomb-wracked church. Caption: A Striking Scene When the French Charged the Germans and Put Them to Rout

F. Matania

Illustrated Current News, New Haven, Conn.

Maine Committee on Public Safety

40 x 47.5
US REC 254
US WWI recruitment poster: Courage, Comrades, I'm Coming Courage, Comrades, I'm Coming/Hold/Allies!!/Stand England! Stand France! Stand Italy! Hold the lines against the Hun a few months longer …/America/Says:/Down with autocracy! …/To the end/that the world:/"under God shall have a new birth of freedom …"
(dated: Oct. 1917)

(black and white)

"Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune"

Image of three soldiers, representing, according to the style of their uniforms and helmets, England, France and Italy; behind them is a monumental-size image of the top half of the Statue of Liberty; the image is flanked by banners representing the four nations

Jonas

Watercolor Company

Connecticut State Council of Defense

106 x 70.5
US REC 255
US WWI recruitment poster: Warning Against Unlawful Wearing of the Uniform Warning/Against Unlawful Wearing of the Uniform/of the/United States Army, Navy, or Marine Corps …

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

39.5 x 27

Box 6
US REC 256
  The College Woman's/Plattsburgh!/Graduates of Colleges, Classes 1909 to 1916/you are needed at the/Training Camp for Nurses/at Vassar College under the auspices of/Council of National Defense & the Red Cross/The national emergency demands/your patriotic service for/military and public-health nursing …

Image of the head and shoulders of a Red Cross nurse; behind her is a five-story building, probably Vassar College; between her and the building are several women in civilian dress

Council of National Defense

Red Cross

32 x 24

Box 6
US REC 257
  Men Wanted/for the/U.S. Coast Guard/Seamen : Firemen : Radio Operators/Ship's Writers : Ordinary Seamen : Stewards/Coal Heavers : Cooks : Boys/Buglers/One Year Enlistment/General Service …

Includes list of recruiting stations in New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Maryland and Massachusetts

(text only; no images)

U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting

41 x 27

Box 6

several tears
US REC 258
  United States Army/Medical Department/Wanted/for the/Hospital Corps/ …/Applicants Must Be Citizens of the United States/or have legally declared their intention to become such/Those with experience in Nursing, Cooking,/Pharmacy, Clerical Work, the Handling of Tools/and Care of Animals are particularly desired …/Testimonials as to Character and Habits/from at least two reputable persons should be submitted …

Pasted over original is a slip of paper that reads: By Act of Congress approved June 3, 1916, the designation Hospital Corps has been discontinued,/and the force therefore so designated is now known as The Enlisted Force of the Medical Department/The following grades and rates of pay therein were established by the Act cited: …

Image is a full-length profile of a soldier blowing a bugle

Eckert Lithographing Co., Washington, D.C.

U.S. Army Recruiting (Medical Department)

71 x 45
US REC 259
  Air Service/U.S. Army/The Air Service enlisted personnel is composed of the following skilled workers/Chauffeurs/Auto Mechanicians …[ [41 trades in all] Boat Builders/Saddlers/Stock Keepres (Experts)
(printed on both sides; not a poster)

Includes sample salaries and other information which might induce someone to enlist

U.S. Army (Air Service)

22 x 20

Box 6
US REC 260
US WWI recruitment poster: Join the Air Service Join the/Air/Service/"Give 'Er the Gun"/Learn Earn

In the foreground is the red-circle-in-a-white-star-in-a-blue-circle logo of the U.S. Army Air Service; behind the logo stand two mechanics in front of a biplane; in the air are biplanes, a surveillance balloon, and a dirigible

Warren Keith

Edwards & Deutsch Litho Co., Chicago, Ill.

U.S. Army Recruiting (Air Service)

76 x 50.5

several tears
US GEN 261
  Roll of Honor/Our Employees in the Military and Naval Service of Our Country

Image of a bald eagle framed by a circle on which are inscribed the words "Roll of Honor"

Fidelity-Phenix [sic] Fire Insurance Company of New York

50 x 41.5
US REC 262
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Army-Air Service U.S. Army-Air Service/Needs Men/Chauffeurs, Mechanics/and/Allied Tradesmen/Are Especially Desired/Come On/Help Win the War/Apply/to/U.S. Army Recruiting Offices:

(text only; no images)

U.S. Army Recruiting (Air Service)

92.5 x 63

several tears
US REC 263
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Opportunity to Learn a Trade Your Opportunity/to Learn a Trade/Join/the Air Service/United States Army

Two boxes list tradesmen wanted: Motorcyclists/Motor Mechanics/Vulcanizers …/Instrument Repairers/Magneto Repairers/Metal Workers

Seven images (one painting and six photoprints): (1) Painting of pilots, dressed in leather jackets and hats standing on an airfield where one biplane is getting ready take off to join the three others in the air; (2) men working in a "welding department"; (3) men working working in a "motor transport department"; (4) men in a "practical drafting and blueprint reading room; (5) men in an "instruction in aero engines" classroom; (6) men in an "ignition course" classroom; (7) men in a "machinists' practice shop"

Forbes Printing, Boston, Mass.

U.S. Army Recruiting (Air Service)

76 x 50.5
US REC 264
US WWI recruitment poster: I shall expect every man who is not a slacker... "I shall expect every man who is not a/slacker to be at my side throughout this/great enterprise."/Woodrow Wilson/To all employees:/A Call to Action!/This plant is executing a contract for the United States Navy … /Remember: Your work is an important factor … depending on you to do your part in the winning of the war

Image is a female allegorical figure of Liberty taking a sword from an arm labeled "Labor"; behind them is a shipyard in which ships are being built

Herbert Paus, Del.

H.C. Miner Litho Co., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

108 x 72
US REC 265
  "I shall expect every man who is not a/slacker to be at my side throughout this/great enterprise."/Woodrow Wilson/To all employees:/A Call to Action!/This plant is executing a contract for the United States Navy … /Remember: Your work is an important factor … depending on you to do your part in the winning of the war

Image is a female allegorical figure of Liberty taking a sword from an arm labeled "Labor"; behind them is a shipyard in which ships are being built

Same image by Paus; slightly different lay-out of text as US REC 265

[Herbert Paus]

U.S. Navy Department

U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

54 x 32
US REC 266
US WWI recruitment poster: Grow With Us/Tank Corps Grow With/Us/Practical Mechanics/U.S. Army/Tank Corps/Apply Nearest Recruiting Office
(dated: 1920)

Image of a three-decker [?] tank [or three tanks] flanked by two soldiers standing with arms folded

J.P. Wharton

Engineer Reproduction Plant, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Army Recruiting (Tank Corps)

63 x 48
US REC 267
US WWI recruitment poster: Better Yourself Better Yourself by Qualifying in/Army-Ordnance-Schools/An Education – Full Army Pay/Ordnance Department/U.S. Army/For Particulars Apply
(dated: July 1919)

"Ordnance Recruiting Poster No. 3"

Six photoprint images: (1) "A Class in Acetylene Welding"; (2) "Storing Ammunition"; (3) "Lathe Work"; (4) "Mobile Equipment Repair Truck"; (5) "Class in Theoretical Optics"; (6) "A Class Studying the Range Finder"

U.S. Army Recruiting (Ordnance)

63 x 48
US REC 268
US WWI recruitment poster: Learn to Make and Test the Big Guns Learn to Make and/Test the Big Guns/Better Yourself – Enlist/and Learn a Trade in the/Ordnance Department U.S.A.

"Ordnance Recruiting Poster No. 2"

Image of soldiers firing coast artillery guns, captioned "Aberdeen Proving Ground Daily Peace Time Firing"

Engineer Reproduction Plant, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Army Recruiting (Ordnance)

48.5 x 63

piece missing; corner torn off (in envelope)
US REC 269
US WWI recruitment poster: Learn and Earn Learn and Earn/There's a Trade and an/Education for Young/Men in the Ordnance/Department U.S.A./For Particulars Apply

"Ordnance Recruiting Poster No. 1"

Image of a soldier using a welding gun on a tank; includes the U.S. Army Ordnance insignia

Falls

Engineer Reproduction Plant, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Army Recruiting (Ordnance)

64 x 48

tears
US REC 270
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Opportunity/Army Ordnance Schools Your Opportunity/Army Ordnance Schools/Save Money While Learning/Ordnance Department/U.S. Army/For particulars Apply
(dated: July 1919)

"Ordnance Recruiting Poster No. 4"

Six photoprints: (1) "A Big Railway Gun"; (2) "Class in Gasoline Engines"; (3) "Operating a Big Tractor"; (4) "A Tractor-mounted Howitzer"; (5) "Machine Gun Instruction"; (6) "Sighting an Anti-aircraft Gun"

U.S. Army – Ordnance Department

63.5 x 48

very, very bad tear
US REC 271
US WWI recruitment poster: Ordnance Department Ordnance Department/U.S. Army/Actual Photographs/of/Ordnance Operations/Trades Taught at/the/Ordnance Schools
(dated: Dec. 20, 1919)

"Ordnance Recruiting Poster No. 5"

Image of the Ordnance Department logo plus 13 photoprints: (1) "Firing a Railway Mortar; (2) "Artillery Mechanics Preparing for Test"; (3) "Making Silk Powder Bags"; (4) "155 M/M G.P.F. with Tractor"; (5) "Machine Shop Practice"; (6) "Wood Working"; (7) "Tractor Mechanics"; (8) "Artillery Repair Truck"; (9) "Office Accounting"; "(10) "Off Duty"; (11) "Testing Optical Instruments, Small Arms and Machine Guns"; (12) "Ammunition Storage"; (13) "Welding & Blacksmith Work"

Government Printing Office

U.S. Army Ordnance Recruiting

66 x 50.5
US REC 272
US WWI recruitment poster: Ordnance Operations Ordnance Operations, Maintenance & Repair Schools Ordnance Department, U.S. Army
(dated: Dec. 1919)

"Ordnance Recruiting Poster No. 6"

Government Printing Office

U.S. Army Ordnance Recruiting

66 x 50.5
US REC 273
US WWI recruitment poster: Send Off Day Send Off Day/to the New York National Guard

Stamped: "United Cigar Stores Co./Window Trimming Dept."

Image of a soldier, shouldering his rifle and waving his hat at Uncle Sam, who is saluting him, and a group of men and women, old and young, including a Boy Scout

United Cigar Stores Co.

65.5 x 100
US REC 274
  Remember/Dirigo Means/"I Lead"/Men Wanted/for the/National Guard/The State of Maine Must Fill the Ranks of/Her Two Regiments at Once/War Threatens and We Must Be Ready …

Mostly text except for a bald eagle standing on an American shield; the eagle is clutching arrows in one claw and a laurel wreath in the other; in his beak is a ribbon on which is inscribed: "Remember Dirigo Means ‘I Lead'"

Thos. W. Burr Printing Co., Bangor, Maine

Maine Committee on Public Safety

106 x 70
US REC 275
  Remember/Dirigo Means/"I Lead"/Men Wanted/for the/National Guard/Maine's Regiments Must Be Filled up to War/Strength at Once. The Time to Enlist Is/Now, under the Colors of Your Own State/War Threatens! Maine Must Be Ready! …

Same image as US REC 275

Thos. W. Burr Printing Co., Bangor, Maine

Maine Committee on Public Safety

73 x 57.5
US REC 276
  Come In Out/of the Draft/Join the Na-/tional Guard/Now – /and Go Away/with Your Pals

(text only; no images)

Citizens Preparedness Association

61 x 46
US REC 277
US WWI recruitment poster: Go-Getter Pershing "Go-Getter" Pershing/He wants your help./Join the National Guard

Image is a head-and-shoulders portrait of General John J. Pershing

Adolph Treidler

Citizens Preparedness Association

63 x 48
US REC 278
US WWI recruitment poster: What Burns Said in 1782... What Burns Said/in 1782 is Good for 1917/"Oh why the deuce should I repine,/And be an ill foreboder?/I'm twenty-three and five feet nine,/I'll go and be a sodger."/Join the National Guard

Image is a face portrait of Robert Burns

Citizens Preparedness Association/Publicity Committee

63 x 47.5
US REC 279
US WWI recruitment poster: Uncle Sam is looking for every fit man Uncle Sam is looking/for every fit man./Are You Fit?/Join the National Guard

Image of a member of the National Guard sitting on a spotting tower (a seat attached to a post) about 20 feet in the air; he is looking through binoculars; below him are members of the National Guard firing cannons mounted on caissons as well as military tents

Herbert Paus

Citizens Preparedness Association/Publicity Committee

63.5 x 48
US REC 280
US WWI recruitment poster: He's Ready to Fight He's Ready to Fight/Are You?/Join the National Guard

Image is a profile of a member of the National Guard astride a horse; behind him are other National Guardsmen on horseback lined up in formation with flags flying

Edward Penfield

Citizens Preparedness Association/Publicity Committee

63.5 x 48
US REC 281
US WWI recruitment poster: Come On, Boys! "Come On, Boys!"/Give the Guard a Fighting Chance/Fight alongside Your Friends/Fill up the National Guard/All Branches of the Army Service Are Open to You.

Image of a large group of men in uniform, marching in formation; three of the men are beckoning to the viewer to join them; includes Pennsylvania's keystone logo

Edward Stern & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

Committee of Public Safety, Department of Military Service, South Penn Square, Philadelphia

71 x 55.5
US REC 282
  Real Men/The Honor Roll/These Men Are Doing Their Bit./They are the type of red-blooded/Americans who promptly as-/sume their new responsibilities./The call of the Empire State for/10,000 men to bring the National/Guard up to a/War Footing/has meant something to them./Action Men Are Wanted/Add your name to the Honor Roll

Includes a table for each enrollee to write his name, address, city and regiment

All text except for an image of the U.S. shield (white stars on a blue background at the top of the shield with red and white stripes on the bottom two-thirds of the shield)

New York National Guard

50.5 x 25.5
US REC 283
  In Peace/Our New York/State/National Guard/Regiments/Were/Organized with/1,395 Men/In War/Each of Our/National/Guard/Regiments/Must Be Increased/to/2,020 Men/The Government is asking the/Lumber Trade/to assume its responsibility/…/It's Up to Me – It's Up to You!/The Empire State Awaits Your Answer …

Text only except for an image of the 48-star American flag

New York State National Guard

57 x 36
US REC 284
  The Honor Roll/ Real Men/These Men Are Doing Their Bit./They are the type of red-blooded/Americans who promptly as-/sume their new responsibilities./The call of the Empire State for/10,000 men to bring the National/Guard up to a/War Footing/has meant something to them./Action Men Are Wanted/Add your name to the Honor Roll

Includes a table for each enrollee to write his name, address, city and regiment

All text except for an image of the U.S. shield (white stars on a blue background at the top of the shield with red and white stripes on the bottom two-thirds of the shield)

New York National Guard

51 x 25
US REC 285
  Recruits Wanted/12th Regiment Infantry, New York Guard/62nd Street and Columbus Avenue/…/Does not interfere with your work. No expense for uniforms or equipment/ …

(text only; no images)

New York National Guard

30.5 x 46
US REC 286
  Enlist/Now!/Go with the Albany Troops/Join the National Guard/Men 18 to 45/without sole dependents/Recruiting Station/at the/City Hall, State and Chapel Sts./Albany, N.Y./Home Defense Committee

Text only except for an image of the American flag

New York National Guard

56 x 35.5
US REC 287
  Mounted Service/Attached to/ Headquarters Sixth Division, New York National Guard/with the/Military Police/Not State Constabulary/But a Part of the Tactical Division …/This will be one of the few mounted organizations/to go to the front with the 6th Division, N.G.N.Y./Duties …/For further particulars see recruiting office at the Armory, 94th Street/and Park Avenue, Telephone, 926 Lenox

(text only; no images)

New York National Guard

56 x 35

cardboard; corner cracked off; corner in envelope
US REC 288
  The Oldest Military Organization in the United States/has room for you, if you join now!/The 8th Coast Defense Command/"Washington Greys"/New York Coast Artillery, National Guard … Armory:/Park Ave., at 94th St., N.Y.

(black and white)

Image of a man in a military uniform holding his bayonetted rifle at port arms; flanking him are smaller images of men in uniform with weapons: (1) Burgher Guard 1640; (2) American Revolution 1776; (3) War of 1812; (4) Mexican War 1847; (5) Civil War 1865; (6) Spanish American War 1898

J. Norman Lynd

New York Coast Artillery National Guard

70 x 46.5
US REC 289
US WWI recruitment poster: A Call for Volunteers A Call for Volunteers!/Men are needed to aid 600,000 New York/City members of National Army to fill/out Government "questionnaire"/Aid the National Army Men!/Send in Your Name at Once to the New York American

(text only; no images)

McConnell Printing Company

New York American

68.5 x 102
US REC 290
US WWI recruitment poster: Some Backing! The Empire State Needs Soldiers Some Backing!/The Empire State Needs Soldiers/Join the New York State Guard!

Image of a man in uniform holding a bayonetted rifle with arms aport; behind him stands a larger figure of a Ben-Franklin-style man in Colonial attire, resting on a cane; behind him stands a still larger figure of Uncle Sam with his arms crossed; the Colonial figure is labeled "N.Y."; the Uncle Sam figure is labeled "U.S."

James Montgomery Flagg

New York State Guard

103 x 69.5
US REC 291
  Some Backing!/The Empire State Needs Soldiers/Join the New York State Guard!

Smaller version of US REC 291

James Montgomery Flagg

New York State Guard

55.5 x 28

cardboard; cracked at top; almost cracked off
US REC 292
  Some Backing!/The Empire State/Needs Soldiers/Join the New York State Guard!
(figures pasted on; hand lettered)

This horizontal version has the text flanked by smaller versions of the image used in US REC 291

James Montgomery Flagg

New York State Guard

28 x 56
US REC 293
  Some Backing!/The Empire State Needs Soldiers/Join the New York State Guard!

Smaller version of US REC 292

James Montgomery Flagg

New York State Guard

49 x 28
US REC 294
  Some Backing!

(black-and-white photograph of a version of US REC 291)

Box 6
US REC 295
  Some Backing!/Join the State Guard!

Uses the same image used on US REC 291 but text and image are printed so that, in order to read it, one has to tilt the square so that it is diamond-shaped when hanging

James Montgomery Flagg

New York State Guard

23 x 23

Box 6
US REC 296
US WWI recruitment poster: Learn To Ride Learn To Ride/Learn to Handle a Military Motorcycle/Learn to operate a Machine Gun/Learn to drive Armored Motor Cars/Learn Infantry Drill/Become a Crack Shot with Rifle and Revolver/Learn Boxing under Prof. Mike Donovan/No Expense. Instruction, Uniform and Equipment Free/Men 18 to 45 Eligible/Home Service in New York State/Won't Interfere with Your Business/Apply Any Night Except Saturdays & Sundays/ First Field Artillery/New York Guard/68th Street & Broadway

Three images: (1) Line drawing of a soldier on a charging horse; (2) Photoprint of soldiers on an armored motor car; (3) Photoprint of soldiers and a military motorcycle

National Ptg. & Eng. Co., New York, N.Y.

New York National Guard

103 x 71
US REC 297
  Learn To Ride/Learn to Handle a Military Motorcycle/Learn to operate a Machine Gun/Learn to drive Armored Motor Cars/Learn Infantry Drill/Become a Crack Shot with Rifle and Revolver/Learn Boxing under Prof. Mike Donovan/No Expense. Instruction, Uniform and Equipment Free/Men 18 to 45 Eligible/Home Service in New York State/Won't Interfere with Your Business/Don't let them say after the war that you did nothing/Apply Any Night Except Saturdays & Sundays/ First Field Artillery/New York Guard/68th Street & Broadway

(black and white)

Includes a line that is not on US REC 297: Don't let them say after the war that you did nothing

(text only; no images)

New York Guard

28 x 21.5

Box 6
US REC 298
  Learn To Ride

(black and white)

Duplicate of US REC 298

New York Guard

29 x 21.5
US REC 299
US WWI recruitment poster: Honor to New York City's Soldier Boys Honor to/New York City's/Soldier Boys/77th Division/National Army

Image of a soldier, wearing a military greatcoat, marching with a rifle on his shoulder

United Cigar Stores

66 x 37

tears; corner missing
US REC 300
US WWI recruitment poster: Men Wanted for Sixty-ninth Infantry Men Wanted/for/Sixty-ninth Infantry/New York Guard/for/State Service/Requirements: …/Advantages: … Bowling Alleys, Billiard and Pool Tables …/How to Join: …/Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory/Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets, New York

(text only; no images)

New York Guard

35.5 x 28

Box 6

cardboard; tears
US REC 301
US WWI recruitment poster: Wake Up – New Yorkers! Wake Up –/New Yorkers!/Your country/needs you/in the navy/to help make/the world safe!/Enlist Today/Apply 34 E. 23d St., New York/115 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

94.5 x 51.5
US REC 302
  Wake Up –/New Yorkers!/Your country/needs you/in the navy/to help make/the world safe!/Enlist Today/Apply 34 E. 23d St., New York/115 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

Duplicate of US REC 302 except for size of paper

U.S. Navy Recruiting

74 x 52.5
US REC 303
  [too large and too fragile to handle; must be billboard size]

U.S. Navy Recruiting

Each piece: 140 x 100; 4 pieces; 2 pieces missing
US REC 304
++
US WWI recruitment poster: The Service for Training and Travel The Service/for/Training/and/Travel/Ages 17 to 35/Join the Navy/Apply Navy Recruiting Station 5th & Broadway

Image is a head-and-shoulders portrait of a smiling sailor; "U.S. Navy" is printed on his hat

James Montgomery Flagg

U.S. Navy Recruiting

58 x 76.5
US REC 305
US WWI recruitment poster: Something Doing Boys! Something Doing Boys!/Uncle Sam's on the bridge/Enlist/Issued by the City of Boston Public Safety Committee

Image of a grim-faced Uncle Sam pulling up the sleeve on his jacket; in his hand is a pair of binoculars; behind him is a sailor holding on to the rope connected to an American flag; in the background is a tower and smoke

City of Boston Public Safety Committee

104 x 66.5
US REC 306
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Navy/Help Your Country U.S. Navy/Help Your/Country!/Enlist in the Navy/Navy Recruiting Station

Image of a line of battleships plowing through a turbulent ocean; in the foreground is a seagull in flight

H. Reuterdahl

Courtesy R.J. Collier, Esq.

Latham Litho & Ptg. Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

107 x 70
US REC 307
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Navy/Here He Is, Sir U.S. Navy/"Here He Is, Sir."/We need him and you too!/Navy Recruiting Station

Image of a woman clutching the hand of her son with one hand and shaking hands with Uncle Sam with the other; Uncle Sam's other hand is resting on her shoulder; in the distant background are ships at sea

Charles Dana Gibson

Latham Litho & Ptg. Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

104.5 x 70
US REC 308
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Navy/Damn the Torpedoes, Go ahead! U.S. Navy/"Damn the Torpedoes,/Go ahead!"/Help Your Country/Enlist in the Navy
(dated: 1917)

Image, captioned "Farragut at Mobile Bay, Aug. 5, 1864," shows Farragut tied to the rigging of the U.S.S. Hartford (indicated on a bucket hanging on a hook), with binoculars in one hand while he points to the battle with his other hand

H.A. Ogden

Strobridge Litho Co., Cincinnati & New York

U.S. Navy Recruiting

105 x 70
US REC 309
US WWI recruitment poster: Turn to the Right! Join the U.S. Navy Turn/to the/Right!/Join the/U.S. Navy/Your/First Line/of Defense

Image of a sign post pointing to the right on which is written "Turn to the Right" with the profile of an eyeball used as the letter "i"

Carey Print, New York

U.S. Navy Recruiting

104 x 73
US REC 310
US WWI recruitment poster: We Can Do No Otherwise We Can Do No/Otherwise/"The Sword Is Drawn/The Navy Upholds It!"/U.S. Navy Recruiting Station/463 Broadway/Albany

Image of an allegorical female figure of Liberty holding a sword and a scroll inscribed "We can do no otherwise"; a battleship sails in the background.

Kenyon Cox

W.L. Miner Litho. Co., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

106 x 69.5
US REC 311
US WWI recruitment poster: Follow the Flag/Enlist in the Navy Follow/the/Flag/Enlist in the Navy/U.S. Navy Recruiting Station/463 Broadway, Albany
(dated: 1917)

Image of an American sailor, with a pistol in a holster on his hip, planting an American flag on land; behind him, in the ocean, is a ship

J. Daugherty

Composition H.R.

Carey Print Lith., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

105 x 70
US REC 312
US WWI recruitment poster: Enlist in the Navy/To Arms Enlist/in the/Navy/To Arms/U.S. Navy Recruiting Station

Image of a sailor holding a bugle to his lips; in the background is a ship

Milton Bancroft

U.S. Navy Recruiting

103 x 68
US REC 313
US WWI recruitment poster: The Navy Needs You! The Navy/Needs You!/Don't Read/American History –/Make It!/U.S. Navy Recruiting Station

Image of a civilian male holding a newspaper; he is looking at a sailor who has his hand on the civilian's shoulder and is gesturing with his other hand toward ships in the ocean; behind and above the two men is a female allegorical figure of America, with wings, wearing a Phrygian hat and holding a sword in her right hand and an American flag in her left

James Montgomery Flagg

H.G. Miner Litho, New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

105 x 70
US REC 314
US WWI recruitment poster: America Calls/Enlist in the Navy America Calls/Enlist in the Navy

Image of a female allegorical figure of America, wearing a Statue-of-Liberty tiara, shaking hands with a sailor

J.C. Leyendecker

Printed by U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau

U.S. Navy Recruiting

100 x 70
US REC 315
US WWI recruitment poster: The Navy Is Calling The Navy Is Calling/Enlist Now/U.S. Navy Recruiting Station/208 Exchange Street/Bangor

Image of a monumental-size eagle; in front of the eagle's chest is a shield with white stars on a blue background on the top third and red and white stripes on the bottom two-thirds; in front of the eagle stand four sailors at attention, with rifles on their shoulders, and a bugler with a bugle at his lips

L.N. Britton

W.F. Powers Co. Litho., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

103 x 69
US REC 316
US WWI recruitment poster: Help Deliver the Goods Help/Deliver/the/Goods/Do It Now/U.S. Navy Recruiting Station,/34 E. 23rd St. New York 394 E. 150th St.

Image of a sailor using a cable to guide a hook; large ammunition shells attached to the hook; a label attached to the shells reads "To be/Delivered/Rush"

Paus

American Lithographic Co.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

103 x 69
US REC 317
US WWI recruitment poster: You, Wireless Fans, Help the Navy You, Wireless Fans, Help the Navy/Get the/Hun Submarine/1000 Radio Men Wanted in the Navy and the Naval Reserve/Apply at 280 Broadway or Any Recruiting Station

Image is a head-and-shoulders portrait of a wireless operator wearing headphones

C.B. Falls

Printed by U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

U.S. Navy Recruiting

110 x 70
US REC 318
US WWI recruitment poster: 20,000 Apprentice Seamen Needed Immediately 20,000/Apprentice Seamen/Needed Immediately/in the U.S. Navy/Age 18 to 30/Apply at

Image is a head-and-shoulders portrait of a sailor

Charles Stafford Dungan

Francis-Valentine Co. Print, San Francisco, Calif.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

104.5 x 70
US REC 319
US WWI recruitment poster: Follow the Boys in Blue Follow the Boys in Blue/for Home and Country/Enlist in the Navy

Image of male civilian laborers, some with the tools of their trades in their hands standing on a dock watching sailors, carrying their seabags, boarding a ship

George Wright

Gill Engraving Co., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau, New York

57 x 73.5
US REC 320
  Follow the Boys in Blue/for Home and Country/Enlist in the Navy/Apply at 417 Market Street

Duplicate of US REC 320 except that this poster has a street address at the bottom

George Wright

Gill Engraving Co., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

[U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau, New York]

57 x 73.5
US REC 321
US WWI recruitment poster: When You Fire Remember This When You Fire Remember This/Enlist in the Navy

Image of sailors and of women and children in a lifeboat; the life boat is labeled "Lusitania/Life Boat"; one girl in the lifeboat is reaching out a a sailor, who is reaching out to her

W.A. Rogers

U.S. Navy Recruiting

42 x 30
US REC 322
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Country Needs You Your Country Needs You!/Join the Navy Now!

Image of a sailor blowing a bugle; sailor is shown from the back; part of an American flag frames the right side of the poster

Hazel Roberts

U.S. Navy Recruiting

63 x 47.5
US REC 323
  The Navy/Needs You/Naval Recruiting Station/518 Main Street, Worcester, Mass.
(dated: 1917)

(black and white)

Image of four sailors, barefoot, wearing sleeveless T-shirts and pants with rolled-up cuffs, manning an artillery piece on a ship

J.C. McLaughlin

Louis J. Hewitt Co. Printers, Boston, Mass.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

55 x 35
US REC 324
  A Signal to Americans from the U.S. Navy "See! Save! Serve!"/How?/Call at or/write to/Navy/Recruiting/Station …

Image of a sailor using signal flags

Text and image are printed along the bias of the square

U.S. Navy Recruiting

41 x 41
US REC 325
US WWI recruitment poster: On Guard! It's a Pretty Big Job for One Bird! On Guard! It's a Pretty Big Job/for One Bird! Join the Navy!/Apply Recruiting Station or Navy League
(dated: Feb. 1917)

(black and white)

Image of an eagle with wings partially extended; below, in a harbor and channel are several ships

H.B. Matthews

U.S. Navy Recruiting

62.5 x 45.5
US REC 326
US WWI recruitment poster: Hospital Corps – U.S. Navy Hospital Corps – U.S. Navy/Special Attention Is Invited to This Corps,/Recently Reorganized/One may rise from the lowest rating in this Corps, Hospital Apprentice, second class – to the Commissioned Warrant Officer, Chief Pharmacist …/The Surgeon General, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.

Eight images: (1) "United States Naval Hospital Ship "Solace"; (2) A class in session, hospital corps training school; (3) Ambulance party in the field; (4) Drugs and medical stores; (5) Type of modern battleship of the United States Navy; (6) Class in pharmacy and chemistry (laboratory); (7) Laboratory experimental tests; (8) First aid in the field

Navy Publicity Bureau

U.S. Navy Recruiting

47.5 x 63
US REC 327
US WWI recruitment poster: Secretary Daniels says... Secretary Daniels says: "No man who has served in the Navy leaves the service without being/far better equipped to earn his living than he was before he enlisted."/Life in the U.S. Navy/These pictures show actual scenes on board a dread-/naught during battle practice – which is just one of the many interesting features of Naval service./Navy work is varied …/Chances for travel are unequalled …/Navy life is exceptionally healthy … Every battleship has baseball and football teams, rowing crews, etc./Navy pay is excellent …/Investigate this opportunity …

Image is a montage of scenes drawn by Herbert Meyer aboard the U.S.S. Delaware in Tangier Sound during battle practice, including detailed captions, and text describing Navy opportunities; Caption headlines: Towing Target; Firing Big Guns; Target After Firing; Range Finders in the "Top"; The Battle Flag; Loading Big Gun; Firing Sub-calibre Practice Guns; "Spotting" the Hits.

Herbert Meyer

U.S. Navy Recruiting

93 x 52
US REC 328
  The Navy/Needs Men/Its Ships Are Coming/to the Mississippi/Watch the River

(text only; no images)

Press of the Navy Recruiting Bureau

U.S. Navy Recruiting

47 x 62
US REC 329
US WWI recruitment poster: Come On You Sea-Cooks Come On You Sea-Cooks/The big German liners which the Government is now fitting out as Army transports need a large/Commissary Staff, and the Navy wants American citizens and aliens of friendly nations with first papers/to serve as Cooks, Stewards and Mess Attendants on board these ships going abroad; men who are to cook and prepare the food and serve it. Here is a first-class job and working for the Navy makes you/a better man. Your pay begins at once; you are never laid off because of bad business or hard times/ and if you are sick you get your money just the same …/Remember, everything is free, board and lodging, and so is your first outfit of clothing. By/joining the Messmen Branch of the American Navy, you are not only helping your Country but also yourself/[List of salaries]/Enlist in Navy Reserve Force – For the War Only …

Cartoon image of a happy cook working in a kitchen, swinging a large frying pan and a ladle

U.S. Navy Recruiting

70 x 53
US REC 330
US WWI recruitment poster: A Chance Shot A Chance Shot/This is a Chance photograph of a Chance shot at a "Sub" by a real Chance taking American/There is a chance for you too; to build up your body, to learn or perfect a trade, to see the world, to make/the folks proud of you – and get paid for it – what a chance!/Apply – Navy Recruiting Station

Image is a photoprint of a crew of sailors on a ship, under the eye of an officer, loading a shell into a cannon

Photographed by Lt. Sellers, P.C., U.S.N.

U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York

53 x 71
US REC 331
  U.S. Navy/Announcement is made of the forth-/coming visit, to this River, of an/Anti-Submarine Flotilla, comprising/Destroyers, Submarines, Sub-Chasers,/Flying Boats and all equipment used/in attacking the U-Boats.Active ser-/vice ships and men from the war zone./ U.S.S. Recruit Band/Newspapers Will Announce Date and Further Details

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

52 x 69.5
US REC 332
US WWI recruitment poster: A Wonderful Opportunity for You A Wonderful/Opportunity/for You/United States Navy/offers to American citizens, of good character, of ages 17 to 29, inclusive,/and in sound physical condition, the best chance to/See the World, Save Money, Learn a Trade and Serve Their Country/Ships of the Navy go to all parts of the world. Navy life is healthful./Athletics are encouraged. Mind, soul and body are trained …/ No strikes, no "lay-offs." … After 16 years service … After 20 years service … After 30 years service …/Every year 100 men are picked from the ranks to go to the Naval Academy, Annapolis, to be made officers/Ask Your Postmaster or apply at or write to Navy Recruiting Station …

Image, captioned "Ashore, On Leave," is a smiling sailor carrying a paper-wrapped package and a suitcase stamped "U.S.N."; behind him, in silhouette, are a battle ship, a smaller ship and a submarine in waters off a tropical island

Ruttan

New-Art Lithographic Company Inc., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

97 x 52
US REC 333
US WWI recruitment poster: A Wonderful Opportunity for You A Wonderful/Opportunity/for You/ United States Navy

Stamped: "34 East 23rd St., N.Y. City"

Image, captioned "Ashore, On Leave," is a smiling sailor carrying a paper-wrapped package and a suitcase stamped "U.S.N."; behind him, in silhouette, are a battle ship, a smaller ship and a submarine in waters off a tropical island

Ruttan

U.S. Navy Recruiting

71 x 51.5
US REC 334
US WWI recruitment poster: Men Enlist/Issued by the City of Boston Men/Enlist/Issued by the/City of Boston/Public Safety/Committee

Image of sailors standing in a single-file line facing the viewer; in the background are buildings and ships

City of Boston Public Safety Committee

59 x 77
US REC 335
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Navy offers American citizens, of good character... U.S. Navy/offers American citizens, of good character,/of ages 17 to 30 and in sound physical condition, the/best chance to See the World, Save Money,/Learn a Trade and Serve Their Country/Navy ships go to all parts of the world. Navy life is healthful./Athletics encouraged. Mind, soul and body are trained …/ No strikes, no "lay-offs." … /After 30 years service …/Every year 15 men are picked from the ranks to go to/the Naval Academy, Annapolis, to be made officers/For full information, apply at/Navy Recruiting Station:

Text is similar to but not the same as that on US REC 333

Stamped: "[illegible number] Broadway, Albany, N.Y."

Pencilled: "First U.S. poster at Albany/& probably the first U.S. war poster"

Image of a sailor on a ship [?] using signal flags; behind him, silhouette, is the image of part of another ship

Ruttan

U.S. Navy Recruiting

96 x 53
US REC 336
US WWI recruitment poster: Find The Range of Your Patriotism Find The Range/of Your Patriot-/ism by Enlisting/in the Navy

"Wentworth Institute Poster No. 3"

Stamped: 34 East 23d St.

Image of four sailors manning an anti-aircraft gun aimed at an airplane; in the lower left-hand corner of the image is a naval officer

Wentworth Institute

Slav Press Bureau

U.S. Navy Recruiting

88.5 x 63.5
US REC 337
US WWI recruitment poster: All Together! Enlist in the Navy All Together!/Enlist in the Navy
(dated: 1917)

Image of a convivial group of six sailors from six countries on shore leave together; behind them are ships; from left to right, the full-length sailors represent, as indicated by the flag under each man, Japan, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and Italy

H. Reuterdahl

U.S. Navy Recruiting

82.5 x 114.5
US REC 338
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Country Is At War Your Country Is At/War/You must help. If you are a red blooded man/between 18 and 35 years of age/you can get active service with the U.S. Navy/for the /duration of the war/through the/Naval Militia …
(dated: 1917)

(black and white)

Image of a battleship and a smaller ship, possibly a gunboat

Frank Pauly

Naval Militia

83 x 57
US REC 339
  Your Country Is At/War/You must help. If you are a red blooded man/between 18 and 35 years of age/you can get active service with the U.S. Navy/for the /duration of the war/through the/Naval Militia …
(duplicate of US REC 339)

(black and white)

Frank Pauly

Naval Militia

83 x 57
US REC 340
US WWI recruitment poster: Speed Means Safety for Our Ships Speed Means Safety/for/Our Ships/The U.S. Navy's/Need/Is 7,000/Firemen/Now!/Be a Speedmaker/Apply at

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

105 x 69
US REC 341
US WWI recruitment poster: Shall Uncle Sam's Navy Suffer... Shall/Uncle Sam's Navy/Suffer/Our/Soldiers Going "Over There" on Our/Transports/to/Sink?/for Lack of Firemen.7,000 Needed Now!/Apply at

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

105 x 69.5
US REC 342
US WWI recruitment poster: He Is Getting Our Country's Signal He Is Getting Our Country's Signal/Are You? Join the Navy/For information apply at your nearest/Recruiting Station or Navy League Headquarters

Image of a sailor holding a signal flag at port arms; in the background are several ships at sea

U.S. Navy Recruiting

75 x 50
US REC 343
US WWI recruitment poster: Only the Navy Can Stop This Only the Navy Can Stop This

"The U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau gratefully acknowledges its indebtedness to the New York Herald for the reproduction of Mr. Rogers' cartoon."

Image of a florid German soldier, wearing a pirate skull-and-crossbones bandana tied around his helmet and brandishing a bloody scimitar and a bloody sword as he wades through water and waves up to his knees; the water is washing over the bodies of several babies and a couple women

W.A. Rogers

U.S. Navy Recruiting

U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau

64 x 49
US REC 344
US WWI recruitment poster: Extra Your Country Needs You in the U.S. Navy Extra Your Country Needs You in the U.S. Navy at Once/Apply at Recruiting Stations … [six New York City addresses]/Women's Auxiliary Naval Recruiting

The New York State Library's copy is blue and white.

(text only; no images)

J. H. Tooker Print Co., New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

73 x 52.5
US REC 345
US WWI recruitment poster: Women Awake! Your Country Needs You Women Awake!/Your Country/Needs You./Learn to Be of National Ser[vice. Join the Navy League]/Help the Navy – Local Head[quarters]
[dated: 1916]

Image is a profile of a woman, dressed in a khaki suit and a soft, broad-brimmed hat; she is wearing large-cuffed riding gloves and holds a white flag with a red square in the center in her left hand and a megaphone in her right hand

[Hazel Roberts]

Andrew B. Graham Company, Lithographers, Washington, D.C.

Navy League

63 x 48

large pieces at bottom missing
US REC 346
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Country Calls Your Country Calls/Join the Navy/For Information/Apply Recruiting Station or Navy League

New York State Library copy has the word "Navy" instead of the word "Marines"

(text only; no images)

Navy Recruiting

18.5 x 30
US REC 347
US WWI recruitment poster: The Mayflower's Return... The Mayflower's Return …

"Supplement to The Graphic Christmas Number, 1918"

Image of the Mayflower in the foreground; steaming toward the foreground are a line of ships "many Mayflowers under Captain J.K.Taussig, and flying the Stars and Stripes, returned to the Mother Country to give Liberty a new lease … shows the first Flotilla of American destroyers arriving in Queenstown in May, 1917"

Bernard F. Gribble

U.S. Navy Recruiting

42 x 57
US REC 348
  Requirements for Enlistment in the U.S. Navy/Age …/Physical Requirements …/Evidence of Age and Citizenship …

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy

31.5 x 20

Box 6
US REC 349
US WWI recruitment poster: War Clouds Gather! War Clouds Gather!/"Manhood Willing But Unarmed"/Help the Navy – Join t[letters missing because of missing piece]/Local Headquarters

Image of a sailor with a bugle near his mouth

Hazel Roberts

Navy League

63 x 48

tears; lower right-hand corner missing
US REC 350
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing What the Navy Is Doing/Navy Guns Helped the Army to Win/…/Be a Yeoman, a Sea-going Clerk, with a Sure-enough Future

Image is a montage of nine photoprints of men and artillery; includes a portrait of Rear Admiral Charles P. Plunkett

Press of the U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

U.S. Navy Recruiting

35.5 x 43
US REC 351
  What the Navy Is Doing/Convoying in Winter

Nine photoprints of men in a winter seaport camp

Photos by Miller & Taber

Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York

U.S. Navy Recruiting

35.5 x 43
US REC 352
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/Bombs for the Boches What the Navy Is Doing/Bombs for the Boches/… Here you see the load of depth bombs and what happens when they explode …/The Navy Promotes Men of Ability. A Chance for You

Image is a montage of photoprints related to depth bombing, including that of a ship with a load of depth bombs on its deck

Photograph, C. Nightingale, U.S.N.

Press U.S. Navy Mobilization Bureau

U.S. Navy Recruiting

35 x 42
US REC 353
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/ The Navy Brings 'Em Back What the Navy Is Doing/The Navy Brings 'Em Back – Too/ …/The Navy Brought the Soldier Back. Ask Him What the Navy Stands for/Enlist in the Service Which Provides a Future

(black-and-white photoprint of painting)

Image of navy ships in rough seas

From a painting by Lieut. H. Reuterdahl, U.S.N.R.F.

Press U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

35 x 42.5
US REC 354
US WWI recruitment poster: Extra/Your Country Needs You Extra/Your Country Needs You/in the/U.S. Navy/at Once/Apply at Recruiting Stations … [six New York City addresses]/Women's Auxiliary Naval Recruiting

Red-and-white version of US REC 345

J.H. Tooker Print Co.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

72 x 53
US REC 355
US WWI recruitment poster: Shall This Continue? Shall This Continue?/Join/the/Navy/Navy League/Pittsburgh/Anchor Bank/Building

Image of a female allegorical figure rising out of the ocean; she clutches a sword in her right hand and her left hand is balled in a fist; in the water, people who have escaped from a sinking ship are floundering

Morgan Litho Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Navy League

104 x 70
US REC 356
US WWI recruitment poster: Navy Recruiting Week Navy/Recruiting/Week/April 28th/May 5th

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

105 x 73
US REC 357
US WWI recruitment poster: I Want You for the Navy I Want/You/for/the Navy/Promotion for Anyone Enlisting/Apply Any Recruiting Station/or Postmaster
(dated: 1917)

Image is a half-length, standing, woman, wearing a Navy-style jacket and officer's cap, facing front

Howard Chandler Christy

Forbes Printing

U.S. Navy Recruiting

102 X 67.5
US REC 358
US WWI recruitment poster: I Want You for the Navy I Want/You/for/the Navy/Apply Any Recruiting Station or Postmaster
(dated: 1917)

Image is a half-length, standing, woman, wearing a Navy-style jacket and officer's cap, facing front

Howard Chandler Christy

Colorplate Engraving Company

U.S. Navy Recruiting

28 x 35.5
US REC 359
US WWI recruitment poster: Navy/Men Needed Now Navy/Men Needed Now/Executive Order/… March 24, 1917 … (Signed) Woodrow Wilson/Help your country and help yourself by enlisting in the Navy … Be one of the leaders in your city and enlist in the Navy now!/U.S. Navy Recruiting Station

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

96 x 63
US REC 360
  Why Waste Your Time/Looking for a Job/When the Navy Will/Employ You at Once

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

61.5 x 90
US REC 361
US WWI recruitment poster: The Navy Needs You to Help Muzzle the Mad Dogs of the Sea The Navy Needs You/to/Help Muzzle the/Mad Dogs of the Sea/Stop Cheering and Enlist Now/at Your Nearest Recruiting Station/Information & Literature Furnished at Local Navy League Headquarters

Howe Addressing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

61 x 96
US REC 362
US WWI recruitment poster: Enlist in the Navy Enlist in the Navy

"The U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau gratefully acknowledges its indebtedness to the Century Company for the reproduction of Mr. Raemakers' cartoon."

In script beneath the cartoon: Americans Stand by/Uncle Sam for/liberty against/tyranny!/Theodore Roosevelt

Image of Uncle Sam, in the uniform of a soldier, protecting a woman who has collapsed beneath a cross inscribed "Slavery" and "Barbarism." Uncle Sam also points a revolver at the Kaiser, who wears a crown and royal robes and brandishes a whip; Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline visible in background.

Louis Raemakers

Century Co.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau

70.5 x 86
US REC 363
US WWI recruitment poster: Join the Navy Join the Navy/The Service for/Fighting Men

Image of a sailor riding a torpedo as if it were a bucking bronco

Babcock

U.S. Navy Recruiting

105 x 70
US REC 364
US WWI recruitment poster: Get Under This Fighting Top Get Under/This Fighting/Top/Navy and Naval Reserve Recruiting Station

"Issued by/Recruiting Inspector Western Division/U.S. Navy"

Image of a hand of a naval officer offering the viewer an enlisted sailor's hat

Raymond Bannister

Galloway Litho, San Francisco, Calif.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

104 x 70
US REC 365
US WWI recruitment poster: The U.S. Navy Needs Men The/U.S. Navy/Needs/Men/Registered Men/May Enlist Now/Apply at

Image of a spotlight from a ship shining a light on the periscope of a submarine

Raymond Bannister

Hk. McC. Co.

Louis Roesch Co., San Francisco, Calif.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

105 x 70
US REC 366
US WWI recruitment poster: It Takes a Man to Fill It It Takes/a Man/to Fill It/Join the Navy/Navy and Naval Reserve Recruiting Station
(dated: 1918)

"Issued by/Recruiting Inspector Western Division/U.S. Navy"

Image is a naval uniform and hat draped over a chair with boots on the floor next to the chair

Charles Stafford Duncan

Schmidt Litho, San Francisco, Calif.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

104 x 70
US REC 367
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Navy Calls for 2,000 Firemen Your Navy Calls/for/2,000 Firemen/to Man These Ships/Immediate Service/No Experience Required/Apply at
(dated: 1917)

Stamped: 17 Post Bldg., 8th & Broadway/San Diego, California

Image, in silhouette, of two ships steaming across the ocean

Harold von Schmidt

Francis-Valentine Co. Print, San Francisco, Calif.

104 x 69
US REC 368
  U.S. Navy Gun Crew in Action/If You Want Action – Chance to Serve/Your Country – Good Salary – Excellent/Opportunity for a Vocation and Travel/Join the Navy!/Navy Recruiting Station

Image is a line drawing of an eight-man bare-footed gun crew loading a shell into an artillery peace; the image is captioned "Peace Makers"

Francis-Valentine Co. Print, San Francisco, Calif.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

69.5 x 105
US REC 369
US WWI recruitment poster: Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man Gee!!/I Wish I Were/a Man/I'd Join/the Navy/Be a Man and Do It/United States Navy/Recruiting Station
(dated: 1917)

Image is a three-quarters portrait of a woman wearing a navy uniform

Howard Chandler Christy

U.S. Navy Recruiting

102 x 67
US REC 370
US WWI recruitment poster: The Navy/Put 'Em Across The Navy/Put 'Em/Across/The Service for Travel/and/Training/Ages 17 to 35/Apply Navy Recruiting Station
(dated: 1918)

Image of a sailor wading through water, carrying a soldier on his shoulder; both men are smiling and the soldier is holding his rifle over his head

H. Reuterdahl, U.S.N.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

Press U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

115.5 x 72
US REC 371
US WWI recruitment poster: Bureau of Navigation Bureau of Navigation/The Navy /Put 'Em/Across/U.S. Navy
(1919 calendar)

Two images by H. Reuterdahl incorporated in a calendar for 1919: (1) Image from US REC 371; (2) Image of a sea battle in the center of which is the word "Victory" representing the sun

H. Reuterdahl, U.S.N.R.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

Bureau of Navigation

Press U.S.Navy Recruiting Bureau

52 x 36
US REC 372
  Uniforms of the United States Navy

(black and white)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

93 x 118.5
US REC 373 ++
  New Yorkers Wake Up!!

(black and white)

(Pencil note: "First poster issued in U.S. after war was declared …)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

89 x 140
US REC 374 ++
US WWI recruitment poster: He Is Keeping the World Safe for Democracy He Is Keeping/the World Safe/for Democracy/Enlist and help him

Image is a full-length portrait of a sailor, standing with arms folded across his chest.

C. Carleton

Erie Lithograph Co., Erie, Pa.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

89 x 114
US REC 375
  Your Country Needs/You!/Join the Navy
(printed on cloth)

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

70 x 106
US REC 376
  Humanity's Call

F. Brangwyn

Avenue Press, London, England

U.S. Navy Recruiting

111 x 150
US REC 377 ++
  For Quick Action/Join the Navy/U.S. Navy/See the World. Serve the Nation/The Navy Is the Place for Action

Image is a bust portrait of a sailor; in the background is a line of ships

Carrie Evelyn Lyon

Magill-Weinsheimer Co., Chicago, Ill.

Civilian Naval Recruiting Association, Chicago

91.5 x 50.5
US REC 378
  Your Country Needs You Now

Nuyhens [?]

United States Printing & Lithograph Co., Cincinnati, Ohio

U.S. Navy Recruiting

136 x 102
US REC 379 ++
  Over There
(dated: 1917)

Albert Sterner

American Lithographic Co.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

147.5 x 100
US REC 380 ++
  A Signal from the/U.S. Navy/to Good Healthy Americans/"See the World,/Save Your Money,/Serve Your Country."/Age 17 to 30/Apply Post Office Building

Image of a sailor using signal flags; two ships, in silhouette, in background

U.S. Navy Recruiting

50 x 64

cardboard; two edges almost broken off
US REC 381
US WWI recruitment poster: The Navy League The/Navy League/Has the Honor of Announcing/That This House/Has Furnished a Man for the/Nation's Defense

Image is the flag of the U.S. Navy League

U.S. Navy League

46.5 x 30
US REC 382
US WWI recruitment poster: This Gun Is Over There This Gun Is/"Over There"/Where Are You?/Man the Guns of the Navy/Get in the Game!/Enlist

Image is a large artillery piece

U.S. Navy Recruiting

53 x 34
US REC 383
  "Your Country Needs You"/Join the Navy!/We have ships but we need men …/Don't wait for the next man to/make up his mind – enlist Now!

(NOTE from note penciled in on US REC 385: This is a German salute and this poster was instantly recalled. Very rare.)

Image tipped on poster

Image is a sailor saluting, using the German salute; in the background, seen through a porthole, is a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty

Rolf Armstrong

Knapp Co.

U.S. Navy Recruiting Station, New York, N.Y.

51 x 43
US REC 384
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Country Needs You Your Country Needs You –/Join the Navy!/America's First Line of Action/Be One of the Leaders in Your Community by/Enlisting Today!/For Complete Information Apply Either to the/United States Recruiting Station or Navy League of the United States …/If You Have/Passed the/Age Limit,/There Is/Special Work/for You to/Do at Home …/There Is Work/for Every/Mother/Sister/Wife and/Sweetheart/Will You/Help? …
(dated: 1916)

Caption of image: First, Last, and Always – U.S.A.

(Pencil note on poster: Miss Ellis – There are 3 of these in the collection, one [US REC 384] with German salute which was instantly recalled & therefore was rare)

Image is a sailor saluting; in the background, seen through a porthole, is a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty

Rolf Armstrong

Knapp Co., Inc.

Navy League

48 x 36
US REC 385
US WWI recruitment poster: Navy/ Men Needed Now Navy/Men Needed Now

(black and white)

This piece was cut from a larger poster

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

40 x 63
US REC 386
  The Naval Militia/is the only reserve of trained and equipped men available/for immediate service in the nation's first line of defense …

(text only; no images)

Naval Militia New York State

55 x 34.5
US REC 387
  The Naval Militia/is the only reserve of trained and equipped men available/for immediate service in the nation's first line of defense …

Duplicate of US REC 387 but rubber stamped: Albany Yacht Club/Recreation Pier)

(text only; no images)

New York State Naval Militia

55 x 34.5

cardboard; piece broken off
US REC 388
  Are You/An/American? If You Are/Uncle Sam's Navy/needs you now for your/country's first line of defense/Navy now on War Footing/Apply at Any Navy Recruiting/Station, Navy Yard or Naval Vessel/Navy Recruiting Station
(dated: 1917)

Stamped with Worcester, Mass., recruiting station

Image of Uncle Sam blowing a bugle with one hand and holding an American flag with the other; in front of him is a bald eagle with spread wings; behind him is part of a ship

F.C. Sanborn

Pinkham Press, Boston, Mass.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

55.5 x 35
US REC 389
  Your Country's/Navy/Needs You Now/The U.S. Navy Wants/Men 17 to 30 - / Good Training – Good Pay – A Chance to Serve/Your Country When She Needs You Most - … Come – Good Speakers

Image of the American flag

U.S. Navy Recruiting

40 x 28
US REC 390
  U.S. Navy/The United States Navy affords an unusual/opportunity to young men who have ambition and/wish to make something of themselves …/Call at, or write to the/467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y./U.S. Navy Recruiting Station …

Text is printed so one needs to turn the square into a diamond position

Image is a photoprint of a battleship copyrighted 1911

E. Muller, Jr.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

36 x 35

cardboard; one corner broken off
US REC 391
US WWI recruitment poster: Halt the Hun Halt the Hun/Clear the Road to France/Join the Navy,/Naval Reserve/or Coast Guard/One Service, One Call

Image of sailors and refugees in a lifeboat; one sailor is gesturing toward a submarine in the background

F. Brangwyn

Press U.S.N. Recruiting Bureau

U.S. Navy Recruiting

35 x 27.5

cardboard
US REC 392
US WWI recruitment poster: These Men Have Come Across These Men Have/Come Across/They Are at the Front/Now/Join Them/Enlist in the Navy

Image of four barefoot sailors manning a mounted artillery piece; one sailor is lifting a shell to put in the cannon

F.X. Leyendecker

U.S. Navy Recruiting

28 x 53

cardboard; two cracks
US REC 393
  United States/Navy/offers American Citizens of good/character, ages 17 to 30, and in/sound physical condition, the/best chance to/See The World, Save Money, Serve Your Country/Interested?/Call at or Write to/Navy Recruiting Station

Two images: (1) Photoprint of a battleship at sea; (2) logo of the U.S. Navy Department

Ruttan

U.S. Navy Recruiting

28 x 53

cardboard
US REC 394
US WWI recruitment poster: The First Line of Defense The First Line of Defense/Needs You – Enlist in the Navy

Image is a silhouette of a ship at sea

H. Shirer

City of Boston Committee on Public Safety

28 x 53

cardboard
US REC 395
US WWI recruitment poster: The Ships of Our Navy... The Ships/of Our/Navy/Must Keep Up Steam/to catch the/Submarines/Firemen are needed to get/behind the men at the guns/Americans between 21 and 35/apply at/Navy Recruiting Station/467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y./The Pay Is Good

Image is a line drawing of barefoot sailors manning an artillery piece on a ship

Fred O. Seibel

U.S. Navy Recruiting

53 x 27.5

cardboard
US REC 396
US WWI recruitment poster: U See the world! U See the world!/[S]ave your money!/[S]erve the nation!/Navy/Information gladly/given at U.S. Navy/recruiting stations

Image of a sailor using one hand next to his mouth as if he is calling to someone; his left hand is pointing to the words "See … Save … Serve…"' behind him are silhouettes of ships

U.S. Navy Recruiting

28 x 53

cardboard
US REC 397
  Young Americans/The Navy/Your First Line/of Defense/needs you/Now/The President has/called for 27,000/more men for/the Navy/Navy Recruiting Station, 467 Broadway, Albany

Image of a ship at sea dated 1907

Enrique Muller

Baker, Printer, Binder, Albany, N.Y.

U.S. Navy Recruiting

28 x 53
US REC 398
  Be Ready!/A United States Navy/Recruiting Party/will visit [space for name]/on [space for date]/to examine and enlist men/for the Naval Service/See Them on These Dates/at [space for address]

Image, in silhouette, of a sailor aiming a bayonetted rifle; behind him is a red-white-and-blue shield

U.S. Navy Recruiting

34 x 53

cardboard; cracks
US REC 399
US WWI recruitment poster: The Destroyer Patrol The Destroyer Patrol/Bureau of Navigation
(1918 calendar)

Image on the calendar is "The Destroyer Patrol" which shows a destroyer in a rough sea

H.R.

U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

51 x 35.5

cardboard; cracks
US REC 400
  See = Save = Serve/U.S. Navy/offers Good Healthy/Americans, ages/17 to 30, a Fine Chance to See/the World, Save Money, Serve/Their Country, Learn a Trade/A life of sunshine, fresh air, health, education and/interest; and after 30 years' service, honorable retire-/ment …

Two images: (1) Photoprint of a ship at sea; (2) logo of the U.S. Navy Department

Ruttan

Navy Publicity Bureau

Navy Recruiting

56 x 35.5

cardboard; cracks; broken corner
US REC US REC 401
US WWI recruitment poster: For Liberty's Sake For/Liberty's Sake/Enlist in the Navy

Image of a ship sailing past the Statue of Liberty; the ship's spotlight is illuminating the way ahead of it; the top of the torch of the statue has been eclipsed by a five-pointed star and beams of light are emanating from the star in all directions

Smith & Porter Press, Boston, Mass.

City of Boston Committee on Public Safety

56 x 35.5

cardboard
US REC 402
US WWI recruitment poster: Pull Together Men Pull Together Men/The Navy Needs Us

Image of sailors rowing a boat as the officer in the boat looks through a pair of binoculars

Paul R. Boomhower

Smith & Porter Press, Boston, Mass.

City of Boston Committee on Public Safety

56 x 35.5

cardboard
US REC 403
  Your Navy/Needs You Now/Men 17 to 35/School/Training,/Wonderful Opportunity/for/Advancement/with Good Pay … Patriotic meetings will be held daily at 12:15 p.m., at State and James Streets …/Encourage the speakers and workers by your enthusiasm and/presence. Help us get the men …

Image of an American flag

Citizens Naval Enlistment Committee, Albany, New York

55.5 x 35.5

cardboard
US REC 404
  Your Navy/Needs You/Now/Enlist/at the/Nearest Recruiting Station

Stamped: "467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Image of the United States Navy Department

U.S. Navy Recruiting

36 x 27

Box 6
US REC 405
US WWI recruitment poster: Do Your Share! Do Your Share!/Enlist Now/in the/Naval Coast Defense Reserve/Your Country Needs Men and Boats/for the Second Naval District/Chatham, Cape Cod, to New London, Conn./Those who have had experience on small boats are particularly/desired; also radio operators, gunners-mates, machinists,/cooks, ship-fitters, firemen, and ex-service men …/Headquarters: Second Naval District/Newport, R.I./Information can also be obtained at Room 666, Woolworth Building, New York

Image, in silhouette, of men on a relatively small ship; one of the men is manning an artillery piece; a second ship is in the background

De Gogorza

Second Naval District

56 x 35.5

cardboard
US REC 406
  Who Said That If You/Are of the Draft Age/You Cannot Enlist/in the/Navy/Now?/Try It and See/Apply U.S. Navy Recruiting Station/Calvert and Lexington Streets

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

56 x 35.5

cardboard
US REC 407
US WWI recruitment poster: I'm Doing My Duty I'm Doing My Duty/Are/You/?/Your/Navy/Needs You/This Minute

Image of a sailor holding a bayonetted rifle in a "charge" position

Clinton Jordan

Smith & Porter Press, Boston, Mass.

City of Boston Committee on Public Safety

56 x 35.5

cardboard; crack
US REC 408
US WWI recruitment poster: Keep the American Flag on the Seas Keep the/American Flag/on the Seas/Join the Navy/Enlist Now – Your/Country Needs You

Image of two ships in a roiling sea; flying signal flags but not the American flag

Frank Vining Smith

F.O. Clark Eng. Co., Boston, Mass.

Smith & Porter Press, Boston, Mass.

City of Boston Committee on Public Safety

56 x 35.5

cardboard
US REC 409
US WWI recruitment poster: The Navy Strikes Now The/Navy/Strikes/Now/Follow the Flag/for/Freedom/Your Choice,/Naval Reserve,/Coast Guard/or Navy

Image is a female allegorical representation of Columbia (Liberty?) wearing a Phrygian hat and pointing a sword "forward"; in front of her is a sailor holding a shell to be loaded into a cannon; behind her are an American flag and ships; the two guns on one ship are firing in the direction in which she is pointing

James Daugherty

Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau

U.S. Navy Recruiting

56 x 34.5

cardboard
US RE 410
US WWI recruitment poster: Why Waste Your Time Looking for a Job... Why Waste Your Time/Looking for a Job/When the Navy/Will/Employ You/at/Once/Sailor: How About Trying the Navy, Doughboy?/Food, quarters, training, treatment, pay,/and promotion are all good./Think it over and be my shipmate/Navy Recruiting Station

"By courtesy of the New York Tribune"

"With apologies to [Clare A.] Briggs [?]"

Image of a sailor and a soldier looking at the want-ads section of a newspaper

U.S. Navy Recruiting

55 x 35
US REC 411
US WWI recruitment poster: Your Country Needs You Your Country/Needs You/Join the/Navy Now/Apply/Recruiting/Station/or/Navy/League

(text only; no images)

U.S. Navy Recruiting

30.5 x 50.5
US REC 412
  Fighting in France for Freedom! – Are Your Helping at Home? The American Army Is Not Fighting for a "Decision" Nothing but a "Knockout" will satisfy our soldiers and sailors. Stand firmly behind them until Prussianism and Kaiserism take the final count.
(dated: 1918)

(black-and-white photoprint)

"News Photo Poster No. 19/issued for/Connecticut State Council of Defense/State Capitol, Hartford, Conn. …"

Caption on photoprint: The Naval Reserves at Pelham Bay, New York, assembled together in groups to spell out the word Victory. The above photograph shows about 2,000 sailors …

Wm. H. Townsend

Illustrated Current News, Hartford, Conn.

Connecticut State Council of Defense

40 x 48
US REC 413
  "We have met the enemy and they are ours"/The Navy's First U-Boat Capture/We got them. … Forty-two minutes after the tip of the periscope of this U-boat had been sighted, the Germans were prisoners …/Such is the speed of the Navy, always on the job./Lad! If you want action, get in the game and enlist in the Navy/Recruiting Stations Everywhere

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of sailors standing on the top of a submarine in a roiling sea

U.S. Navy Recruiting

35 x 39
US REC 414
US WWI recruitment poster: Warding Off a Night Attack Warding Off a Night Attack/Each Dreadnaught carries twenty or more 5-inch rapid fire guns for repelling the attacks of torpedo vessels …/Navy Training Develops Such Men and They Always Make Good/Why not join the Navy, get the training, and serve your Country – Now./Navy Recruiting Station,/

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of a gun crew of sailors, at night, doing their job aboard a dreadnaught

U.S. Navy Recruiting

43 x 35
US REC 415
  Navy's Winter Drill Grounds/Guantanamo Bay, Cuba/… Camping is one of the many interesting and instructive occupations of a man-o'-warsman – Ask the man who knows at the/Navy Recruiting Station,/467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.

Three images: (1) The Atlantic Fleet firing national gun salute on Washington's birthday; (2) Tents of a division ashore for military training; (3) Greater part of the world's largest small-arms target range

U.S. Navy Recruiting

42 x 34
US REC 416
US WWI recruitment poster: Suggestions for Navy window Display Suggestions for Navy Window Display

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of 12 posters and photographs arranged in front of several U.S. flags

U.S. Navy Recruiting

26.5 x 31.5

Box 6
US REC 417
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Naval Training Station U.S. Naval Training Station, Newport, R.I.

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of sailors on boats, docks, a bridge, and, information, on the grounds in the background; includes several automobiles/trucks and, on a knoll, a couple multi-story buildings

U.S. Navy Recruiting

27 x 35

Box 6
US REC 418
US WWI recruitment poster: Saturday Morning Inspection Saturday Morning Inspection, At Sea

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of sailors standing at attention on deck; four cannon separate the entire contingent

U.S. Navy Recruiting

28 x 35

Box 6
US REC 419
US WWI recruitment poster: Destroyer and Its Dreaded Weapon Destroyer and Its Dreaded Weapon

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of a destroyer, torpedoes and sailors; some of the photoprints are numbered and labeled

U.S. Navy Recruiting

27.5 x 35

Box 6
US REC 420
  The Big Guns on the Biggest Battleship Afloat

Image is a black-and-white photoprint close-up of guns on a battleship, which dwarf the sailors on the ship

U.S. Navy Recruiting

27 x 35

Box 6
US REC 421
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S.S. Arkansas in Drydock U.S.S. Arkansas in Drydock

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of the ship in drydock

Navy Recruiting

27 x 35

Box 6
US REC 422
  Torpedo-Boat Destroyers Passing in Review

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of a row of destroyers sailing by sailors and dignitaries on a battle ship; in the foreground is a man with a motion-picture camera
Navy Recruiting

27 x 35

Box 6
US REC 423
US WWI recruitment poster: Submarine Flotilla and Mother Ship Submarine Flotilla and Mother Ship

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of a large ship and five smaller ships (submarines?)

Navy Recruiting

27 x 35

Box 6
US REC 424
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S. Submarines in Panama Canal U.S. Submarines in Panama Canal

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of five submarines at low water in a canal lock

Navy Recruiting

27 x 35

Box 6
US REC 425
US WWI recruitment poster: One of Our Latest Super-Dreadnaughts One of Our Latest Super-Dreadnaughts

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of a dreadnaught

Navy Recruiting

27 x 35

Box 6
US REC 426
US WWI recruitment poster: U.S.S. Tucker – Destroyer U.S.S. Tucker – Destroyer

Image is a black-and-white photoprint of the U.S.S. Tucker

Navy Recruiting

27 x 35

Box 6
US REC 427
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing What the Navy Is Doing/The Second Anniversary of the Navy's Arrival in Europe/…/Success Ashore Often Depends Upon Business Luck – In the Navy, Upon Your Own Get-up and Go

Image is a photoprint of Rear Admiral McKean, Rear Admiral Sims, and Asst. Secretary Roosevelt, standing next to a desk in an office; insets: (1) Captain J.K. Taussig; (2) Battle on the ocean

Press of the Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

34.5 x 42.5
US REC 428
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/Depth Bombs What the Navy Is Doing/Depth Bombs Deal Death to U-Boats/For this Hun, the war is over, blown to bits by a depth bomb planted at the right time … Boy, if you have red blood, come across when the going is good and enlist, one service, one call/Navy, Reserve or Coast Guard

Image is a photoprint of made from a snapshot taken by a sailor on a destroyer at the moment a German submarine exploded and was thrown out of the water

Press of the Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35 x 42.5
US REC 429
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing What the Navy Is Doing/The Navy Brings 'Em Back – Too/ … Silently and as an every-day job, the Navy bridged the way to victory. And now, through storm and sleet, Battleships, Cruisers and all of the Transport Force speed the boys home from the fields of glory/The Navy Brought the Soldier Back. Ask Him What the Navy Stands for./Enlist in the Service Which Provices a Future

Image, a photoprint of painting by Lieut. H. Reuterdahl, U.S.N.R.F., shows ships in a roiling sea

Lieut. H. Reuterdahl

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

34.5 x 42.5
US REC 430
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/Downing the Hun Submarine What the Navy Is Doing/Downing the Hun Submarine/In hunting the Hun submarine, American destroyers have made good. The British Admiralty has officially said so …/So Get in the Game and Enlist in the Navy

Image is a photoprint of a painting by Lieut.-Comdr. Norman Wilkinson, R.N.V.R. showing a naval battle

Norman Wilkinson

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

34.5 x 42
US REC 431
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/To the Glory... What the Navy Is Doing/To the Glory of Our Destroyers/Here is proof that American destroyers are almost unsinkable. Like cats, they have nine lives … destroyers have come back to base with sterns chopped off … But the ships kept afloat, with the crews still full of "pep" …/Enlist in the Navy and See the World

Image is a montage of seven photoprints showing damage done to the Cassin, the Manley, the Shaw, the Benham, and the McDougal

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

34.5 x 42.5
US REC 432
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/Our Yankee Mines... What the Navy Is Doing/Our Yankee Mines Blocked the Hun/The Yankee Mine Squadron laid some 60,000 mines between the Orkneys and Norway …/Thirty Days Leave, with Full Pay, Will Be Given to Any Soldier, Sailor or Marine/Who Enlists in the Navy within Four Months from Discharge

Image is a montage of six photoprints related to mine-laying equipment; includes portraits of Captain R. Belknap and Rear Admiral J. Strauss

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

34.5 x 42.5
US REC 433
  What the Navy Is Doing/Off for a Foreign Cruise … /Travel with the Navy – And Get Paid to Do It

Image is a montage of four photoprints, including images of the U.S.S. Sacramento and Eagle Boat No. 1

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35 x 43
US REC 434
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/Heroes of the Deep What the Navy Is Doing/Heroes of the Deep/ … Here is the youthful fibre of the Navy, kids alongside of their elders, but now veterans …/Enlist in the Navy

Image is a photoprint of ten sailors standing in front of shrapnel damage

W.A. Nightingale

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35 x 42.5
US REC 435
  What the Navy Is Doing/The King Says That We Are O.K./Brothers in arms, American gobs are fighting the Hun alongside Brtish tars and our dreadnaughts are part of the Grand Fleet …

Image of a montage of nine photoprints related to the visit of England's King George to an American dreadnaught; includes images of the king, Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman, and Chief Petty Officer Schirm

Press of the U.S. Navy Mobilization Bureau

Navy Recruiting

34.5 x 42
US REC 436
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/The Road to France What the Navy Is Doing/The Road to France – The Navy Keeps it Open

Nine photoprints showing the Navy "on the job"

Photographs by W.A. Nightingale, U.S.N.

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35 x 42.5
US REC 437
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/The Homecoming... What the Navy Is Doing/The Homecoming of the Victory Makers/Here they are – back from the scrap, victors of the Boche. From Admiral to lamplighter they did their valiant trick …

Image is a montage of nine photoprints related to "homecoming"; includes images of the Arizona, the Pennsylvania, Rear Admiral Thomas S. Rodgers, and Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman, plus a parade in New York City where "the New Yorkers Gave Three Cheers and Their Hearts"

W.A. Nightingale, U.S.N.

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35.5 x 43
US REC 438
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/ And Home Comes the Soldier... What the Navy Is Doing/And Home Comes the Soldier on the Navy Ferry/ …/On the Seas Your Cook Is Always with You, Your Feet Are Dry,/and Your Pay Accounts Never Lost.

"Photographs by Lieut. W.A. Nightingale, U.S.N. (C.C.), Lieut. A.E. LaMertha, U.S.N., and U.S. Navy Photographic Division"

Image is a montage of eight images showing men and ships on the way home, including an image taken from high overhead of a boxing match on a ship being watched by many, many sailors

W.A. Nightingale

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35.5 x 42.5
US REC 439
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/The Navy Carries... What the Navy Is Doing/The Navy Carries Its Own Scout Planes/These views show successful experiments made by the United States Fleet at Guantanmo, Cuba, in the use of scout planes for/reconnaissance work. Every modern invention is eagerly sought by the U.S. Navy, and, where possible, utilized/on board ship. The Navy is the greatest school on earth for the ambitious boy wanting to get ahead/One Hundred Per Cent Good Conduct Men Are Promoted During First/Enlistment; This Means Increased Pay.

Three images of Navy scout biplanes

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35 x 42.5
US REC 440
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/Samaritans Afloat What the Navy Is Doing/Samaritans Afloat …/Help the Cause/Enlist in the Hospital Corps, U.S. Navy

Image is a montage of seven photoprints related to shipboard hospital care, including an image of the U.S.S. Mercy

Navy Recruiting

35 x 42.5
US REC 441
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/To Man the Road to France What the Navy Is Doing/To Man the Road to France/The Navy Makes Officers for Our New Merchant Fleet/Always on the job, the navy is gradually taking over a large part of our new merchant marine. Cargo ships need officers and the navy is making them. The above photos show the Officers' Material School at Pelham Bay, N.Y., where hundreds of lusty lads are being trained to become junior deck officers in our overseas merchant ships … After two months training at sea and two months intensive courses at Pelham, those qualified graduate as Ensigns in the Naval Auxiliary Reserve …/Join the Navy, Reserve or Coast Guard

Image is a montage of seven photoprints of sailors in training

Navy Recruiting (Merchant Marine)

34.5 x 42.5
US REC 442
  What the Navy Is Doing/U.S.S. Idaho, Super-Dreadnaught, Queen of the Navy/ … Our newest dreadnaught, the Idaho … a sister ship of the New Mexico, is the most powerful ship in the Navy …/Enlist. The Opportunity Is Yours. Deserving Men Are Rapidly Promoted

Image of the U.S.S. Idaho with an inset of, presumably Captain Carl T. Vogelgesang and another officer

Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35 x 42.5
US REC 443
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/They Found their Mark What the Navy Is Doing/They Found Their Mark/This remarkable photograph was taken during a submarine attack on the U.S.S. Pocahontas, just as the guns were firing at/the enemy. Note the steadiness and poise of the gun crew, as if at drill instead of in actual combat.

Image is a photoprint of the gun crew at work

Lieut. Wm. Sellers, P.C., U.S.N.

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35.5 x 43
US REC 444
US WWI recruitment poster: What the Navy Is Doing/Health-Makers of the Sea What the Navy Is Doing/Health-Makers of the Sea/No Navy cares better for its sick than ours, none equals it in surgical efficiency and medical accomplishments … For bravery under fire, several pharmacist's mates serving with the Marines earned Distinguished Service Crosses/The Same Promotions, Prospects and Future as in Other Branches of the Navy

Image is a montage of six photoprints showing wounded being cared for

Press of U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau (N.Y., N.Y.)

Navy Recruiting

36 x 43
US REC 445
  The U.S. Navy/isn't behind in anything. Business may be good in civil life but it is just as good, and per-/haps better in the Navy …

Includes age limits, ranging from 17 to 35, for jobs (apprentice seaman, baker, blacksmith, etc)

Image is a photoprint of sailors standing amid bundles; the print has a detailed caption entitled: "Taking Provisions Aboard the U.S. Destroyer Benham"

Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

35 x 27.5

Box 6
US REC 446
  Out of Work?/Join the Navy/You can save $30.00 a/month and learn how to/use your head and your/hands, and see the world, in the Navy/See the Recruiting Officer,/Navy Recruiting Station

Image is a head-and-shoulders line drawing of a sailor

James Montgomery Flagg

Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York

28.5 x 18

Box 6
US REC 447
  The Navy Has a Good/Job for You – Now!/Learn something profitable!/The Navy Specializes in Its/Machinists, Electricians,/Wireless Operators,/Gas Engine Mechanics,/Carpenters, Musicians,/Yeomen, Blacksmiths,/Painters,Cooks & Bakers/The Navy Makes/Master Mechanics/Navy Recruiting Station

Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York

28 x 18

Box 6
US REC 448
  The/Greatest/School on Earth/Travel with the United States Navy –/Learn to know the World you live in/Apply/U.S. Navy Recruiting/Station/Ages:/17 to 35

Image of a ship with black smoke pouring out of its stacks

Text and image positioned so it is diamond-shaped

Navy Recruiting

26 x 25.5

Box 6
US REC 449
US WWI recruitment poster: Join the Navy/The Forearm of the Nation Join the Navy/The Forearm of the Nation/ … Baltimore, Md.
(dated: 1917)
(a blotter)

Image is a clenched-right hand fist, massive in the foreground, is extended across the image from right to left; in the background are the silhouettes of naval vessels trailing smoke and cutting through the water in lines (also heading from right to left)

Maurice Del Mue

Navy Recruiting

12 x 23

Box 6
US REC 450
  Greatest School on Earth/Travel with the United States Navy and/Learn to know the World you live in/ Ages 17 to 35/Apply/ Navy Recruiting/Station

Basically the same text as US REC 449; image of ship is different; layout is different
Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York

27 x 35.5

Box 6
US REC 451
US WWI recruitment poster: Join the Navy/The Forearm of the Nation Join the Navy/The Forearm of the Nation (dated: 1917)
(a blotter)

Same design and text as US REC 450; different coloring

Maurice Del Mue

Navy Recruiting

12 x 23

Box 6
US REC 452
  The Ships/of Our/Navy/Must Keep Up Steam/to catch the/Submarines/Firemen are needed to get/behind the men at the guns/Americans between 21 and 35/apply at/Navy Recruiting Station/467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y./The Pay Is Good

Duplicate of US REC 396

Image is a line drawing of barefoot sailors manning an artillery piece on a ship

Fred O. Siebel

Navy Recruiting

53 x 28

cardboard; several very bad tears
US REC 453
  Render/Patriotic Service/Encourage/Young Men to/Join the Navy

Stamped: "467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y."

(text only except for the Navy insignia)

Navy Recruiting

36 x 27

Box 6
US REC 454
  A/Good/Navy/Must Have the/Best Men/Don't Delay/Enlist Today

Stamped: "467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y."

(text only except for the Navy logo)

Navy Recruiting

35.5 x 27

Box 6
US REC 455
  Voluntary Enlistments/in the Navy/ have again been authorized by the Navy Department. Men/now needed for the Regular Navy in the following ratings:/Apprentice Seaman … Baker … Blacksmith ..

Includes age limits for each job

Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York

36 x 27

Box 6
US REC 456
  The/Navy/Strikes/Now/Follow the Flag/for/Freedom/Your Choice,/Naval Reserve,/Coast Guard/or Navy

Duplicate of US REC 410

Image is a female allegorical representation of Columbia (Liberty?) wearing a Phrygian hat and pointig a sword "forward"; in front of her is a sailor holding a shell to be loaded into a cannon; behind her are an American flag and ships; the two guns on one ship are firing in the direction in which she is pointing

James Daugherty

Press of Navy Recruiting Bureau

Navy Recruiting

51 x 36

cardboard; bad tears; corner missing
US REC 457
US WWI recruitment poster: Medical Department/U.S. Army Medical Department/United States Army/Opportunities for Qualified Men to Learn …
(photographs)
(dated: 11/3/1919)

(black and white)

Image of a caduceus plus nine photoprints showing (1) Water sports Walter Reed Hospital; (2) Instruction in Pharmacy; (3) Boxing bout; (4) Dental work showing enlisted assistant; (5) Laboratory work; (6) Recreation (with some men playing musical instruments); (7) Cook at work; (8) Clerical work; (9) X-ray instruction

Medical Department U.S. Army

84 x 56
US REC 458

US WWI recruitment poster: Know Him by This Sign Know Him/by This Sign –/The Medical/Caduceus/The Wounds of War/Are Not All Healed/Enlist for One or Three Years/and Help Finish the Job/Medical Department/U.S. Army/Opportunities for Qualified Men to Learn:/E-Ray Work/Practical Pharmacy/Veterinary Practice/Dentistry/Laboratory Work/Hospital Service/Operating Room Work
(dated: July 16, 1919)

"Med. Dept. Recruiting Poster No. 1"

Two images: (1) Caduceus; (2) Smiling face of a man wearing an army officer's hat

Barton Matteson, Lieut. U.S.A.

Medical Department U.S. Army

76.5 x 50.5
US REC 459
  Help Your Country Stop This

(black and white)

Frank Brangwyn

American Lithographic Co.

Navy Recruiting

155 x 195
US REC 460
US WWI recruitment poster: I Want You for U.S. Army I Want You/for U.S. Army/Nearest Recruiting Station/467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y./Room 202

"Copyright 1917, Leslie-Judge Co., N.Y."

Image of Uncle Sam pointing his finger at the viewer

James Montgomery Flagg

Leslie-Judge Co.

Army Recruiting

101 x 75
US REC 461
  I Want You/for U.S. Army/Nearest Recruiting Station/467 Broadway, Albany, N.Y./Room 202

"Copyright 1917, Leslie-Judge Co., N.Y."

Image of Uncle Sam pointing his finger at the viewer

Duplicate – but on paper, not muslin-backed – of US REC 461

James Montgomery Flagg

Leslie-Judge Co.

Army Recruiting

101 x 75

tears
US REC 461a
US WWI recruitment poster: We Have with Us Tonight a Man Whom We All Honor... "We Have with Us Tonight/A Man Whom We All Honor and Respect/An Honorably Discharged Soldier of the U.S. Army."

"Service Series No. 49"

Image of three men: one soldier and two civilians; one of the civilians is standing and resting his hand on the shoulder of the soldier

28 x 36

Box 6
US REC 563
  The/Bird/that will/Wing the/Kaiser/The De Haviland Four, the type of/ … fastest air-/plane in the world, according to/Theodore M. Kappin, industrial cor-/respondent of the New York Tribune …/Cadillac Motor Car Company

Image of a biplane flying straight up into the sky

Evans-Winter-Hebb, Detroit, Mich.

Cadillac Motor Car Company

96 x 63
US REC 719
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