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NavSource Online: US Navy Recruiting Posters

World War I Posters


P010 Poster Name - U.S. Navy--Help Your Country--Enlist In The Navy
Call Number - POS - WWI - US, no. 292 (C size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-8136 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - Poster showing Admiral Farragut directing a battle while tied high up in the rigging of the U.S.S. Hartford.
Medium - 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 107 x 72 cm.
Created/Published - c1917.
Notes - Caption: "Damn the torpedoes, go ahead!" Farragut at Mobile Bay, Aug. 5, 1864Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New [York] Ogden, Henry Alexander, 1856-1936, artist. (This poster has been computer enhanced)
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g08136
P011 Poster Name - When You Fire Remember This - Enlist In The Navy
Call Number - POS - US .R635, no. 2 (B size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-9840 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - Poster showing a sailor reaching out to a young girl in a lifeboat labeled "Lusitania." It appears the sailors are attempting to rescue the souls of those lost when the Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo.
Medium - 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 57 x 42 cm.
Created/Published - [1917] Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931, artist.
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g09840
P012 Poster Name - Join The Navy; America's New Prestige In World Affairs Will Mean A Greater Navy. Be A Part Of It. America Advances
Call Number - POS - US .P38, no. 8 (C size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-3174 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - Sailor carrying U.S. flag.
Medium - 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color.
Created/Published - N.Y. : American Lithographic Co., [1919(?)] Paus, Herbert Andrew, 1880-1946, artist.
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g03174
P013 Poster Name - The Navy Is Calling--Enlist Now
Call Number - POS - US .B758, no. 1 (C size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-3354 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - Poster showing five men in naval uniforms standing beneath a large eagle bearing a stars and stripes shield. "The Navy Is Calling, Enlist Now" in bold letters.
Medium - 11 print (poster) : lithograph, color.
Created/Published - N.Y. : W.F. Powers Litho. Co., [1917?] Britton, L. N., artist.
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g03354
P014 Poster Name - U.S. Navy--"Here He Is, Sir"--We Need Him And You Too! Navy Recruiting Station / drawn by Charles Dana Gibson.
Call Number - POS - US .G52, no. 13 (C size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-10240 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - Young man holding hand of mother, who is shaking hand of Uncle Sam.
Medium - 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 103 x 71 cm.
Created/Published - Brooklyn, NY: Latham Litho. & Ptg. Co., [between 1914 and 1918]
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g10240
P015 Poster Name - Navy! Uncle Sam Is Calling You--Enlist In The Navy! / Western Lithograph Company, Los Angeles.
Call Number - POS - WWI - US, no. 289 (C size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-8135 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - Poster showing "Uncle Sam is calling you -- enlist in the Navy" and Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer saying, "I want you in the Navy and I want you now!"
Medium - 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 71 x 53 cm.
Created/Published - c1917. Western Litho. Co. Los Angeles.
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g08135
P016 Poster Name - A Chance Shot - This is a chance photograph of a chance shot at a "sub" by a real chance taking American / photographed by Lieut. Sellers, P.C., U.S.N.
Call Number - POS - WWI - US, no. 98 (C size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-7783 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - U.S. Navy recruitment poster showing scene aboard ship of sailors loading artillery. Poster caption: 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.
Medium - 1 photomechanical print (poster) : halftone, color.
Created/Published - New York : Press U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau, [between 1914 and 1918]
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g07783
P017 Poster Name - Only The Navy Can Stop This
Call Number - POS - WWI - US, no. 403 (C size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-4963 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - Poster showing a florid German soldier, wearing pirate skull-and-crossbones and brandishing a bloody sword as he wades in a tide of women's and children's bodies.
Medium - 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 64 x 49 cm.
Created/Published - [1917] Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931, artist.
Notes - Printed by the U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau, N.Y. The U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau gratefully acknowledges its indebtedness to the New York Herald for the reproduction of Mr. Rogers' cartoon. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection.
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g04963
P018 Poster Name - Here Is Opportunity - See the world, Serve your country, Save your money.
Call Number - POS - WWI - US, no. 104 (C size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-7793 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - U.S. Navy recruitment poster showing a sailor pointing to a billboard while encouraging a young man to "join the navy and see the world"; also includes list of occupations available in the navy, reasons for joining the navy, and recruiting stations in Pennsylvania and Delaware
Medium - 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color.
Created/Published - Little Rock, Ark. : Joplin-Pugh Advertising Agency, [between 1914 and 1918] (Little Rock, Ark. : Lenon Engraving Co. ; Pugh Printing Co.)
Notes -Poster caption continues: Visit Japan - India - France - Asia - England - South America - Europe ; Important - read this: Become a self-reliant, capable man- ; Become an independent man- ; Become a master tradesman or mechanic- ; Don't wait, for this is your real chance ....
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g07793
P019 Poster Name - Navy Men Needed Now
Call Number - POS - WWI - US, no. 102 (C size) [P&P]
Reproduction Number - LC-USZC4-7794 (color film copy transparency)
Summary - U.S. Navy recruitment poster showing "Executive Order" signed by Woodrow Wilson authorizing the increase of Naval strength to 87,000 men.
Medium - 1 photomechanical print (poster) : offset.
Created/Published - 1917.
Notes -Poster caption continues: Help your country and help yourself by enlisting in the Navy, the first line of defense.... Be one of the leaders in your city and enlist in the Navy now!
Repository - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital ID - (color film copy transparency) cph 3g07794
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