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World War I Enlistment Poster
1916

"Columbia Calls: Enlist Now for U.S. Army"
Sword in one hand and the Stars and Stripes in the other, Columbia sends forth a call to Americans in 1916:

"Awake! ye men from dreams of Peace-- Nor sleep when danger's near, But fling Old Glory to the breeze-- There are no cowards here.

Our fathers fought; like heroes died, For years their blood they gave That honor, home and Peace be ours; Awake! Thy country save!"

Notes
30" wide by 40" high
Web display only

Learn more!
· War Propaganda
· "Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front (1941-45)," an NMAH Virtual Exhibition
· "Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II," a National Archives and Records Administration Virtual Exhibition

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