Original U.S. WWI United War Work Campaign Poster - 42” x 28 ½”

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The United War Work Campaign was a one-week fundraising effort during World War I. At the request of President Woodrow Wilson, seven voluntary organizations — the National War Work Council of the YMCA, the War Work Council of the YWCA, the National Catholic War Council (Knights of Columbus), the Jewish Welfare Board, the War Camp Community Service, the American Library Association, and the Salvation Army sought to raise $170,500,000 in subscriptions and pledges during the week of November 11–18, 1918, to help boost American soldiers’ morale and provide them with recreational activities.

A National Publicity Committee was formed and headed by Bruce Barton, a magazine editor who chaired the YMCA’s War Work Council. Posters, lapel pins, newspaper ads, The campaign raised more than $203 million for soldier-aid programs.

This poster is an example of one of the methods used in advertising this fundraiser. The poster features 3 servicemen; Soldier, Marine and Sailor all smiling with the Marine having his arms around both of his comrades on his flank. Below this image, also in blue, is the following message:

Keep ‘em
War Camp
Community Service
“Morale is winning the war”

The poster is in excellent condition with all colors still vibrant.

Comes more than ready for display!

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