Original U.S. WWI “Pro Patria!” US Army Recruitment Poster - 41 ½” x 28 ½”
Original Item: Only One Available. Now this is a wonderful poster, rather rare in any condition! The poster served as an essential call to arms for individuals to join the Army for the duration of the war. “Pro Patria!” the Latin phrase meaning “for one’s country,” punctuates H. Devitt Welsh’s poster calling for viewers to “JOIN” the Army. Many WWI posters glorify mechanized innovations, such as airplanes and warships, but Welsh’s poster exhibits a more naturalized, nostalgic perspective by illustrating two white men on horseback bearing a U.S. and Army flag in perfect symmetry. The United States Calvary was a celebrated branch of the Army, and while mounted units were largely unsuccessful in WWI from a military perspective, the majestic animals remained an important symbol of honor and prestige.
This U.S. Army recruiting poster showing two soldiers on horseback, carrying an American flag and the flag of the Army. The poster was published and distributed in 1917.
The poster reads as:
The poster is in fair condition but once mounted and framed it will look like a completely different poster. There is quite a bit of tearing present with a few pieces nearly completely detached from the poster. Due handle this poster with care.
Comes more than ready for further research and display.
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