• Weapons for Liberty

    Leyendecker, J. C. (Joseph Christian), 1874-1951

    This poster from World War I shows Columbia dressed in an American flag and holding a golden shield with the seal of the United States of America. A boy dressed in a khaki Boy Scouts of America unifor…

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  • Ready for Work at Box Factory

    Photograph of two women from the Old Hickory Powder Plant Box Factory dressed in their work uniforms, called "womanalls." One of the women is seated on a box, presumably made at the factory. In the ac…

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  • Sugar means Ships

    Fuhr, Ernest, 1874-1933

    This poster from World War I shows a fashionably dressed young woman holding a soda fountain glass. The straw in her glass has passed through the bottom and into the ocean. She is pulling ships labele…

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  • Waiting for the Finish

    Savage, J. A

    This political cartoon shows a badly injured German Emperor Wilhelm II, who has been run over by a car driven by Uncle Sam and an unidentifed man. The car is labeled "3rd Liberty Loan." The emperor is…

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  • "Get in the Game" by Berton Bellis

    Bellis, Burton

    Patriotic poem about rationing during World War I written by St. Louis poet Berton Bellis and sent to Governor Tom C. Rye. This work reflects the patriotic attitudes and spirit of self-sacrifice preva…

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  • Help him win by saving and serving

    United States. Department of the Treasury

    This poster from World War I shows General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, holding the hands of two children, a boy and a girl. General Pershing is dressed in his mil…

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  • Massengill, Isaac Monroe

    United States. Army; Infantry; 49th Regiment; Company B White

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  • The Hun-his Mark

    St. John, James Allen, 1872-1957

    This poster from World War I shows a bloody handprint, presumably from a German soldier. The text of the poster reads, "The Hun-his Mark. Blot it out with Liberty Bonds."

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  • Boys and Girls! You can help your Uncle Sam win the War

    Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960

    This poster from World War I shows Uncle Sam holding a girl and standing next to a boy. Uncle Sam is offering war savings stamps to the children. The text of the poster reads, "Boys and Girls! You can…

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  • Letter to Governor Tom C. Rye from Anne Dallas Dudley, Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association

    Dudley, Anne Dallas, 1876-1955

    Letter dated February 9, 1917 to Governor Tom C. Rye from Anne Dallas Dudley, President of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association. Dudley offers the services of 25,000 Tennessee women to participate…

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  • Eat less and let us be thankful that we have enough to share with those who fight for freedom

    Hendee, A

    This poster from World War I shows a variety of fruits and vegetables. The text of the poster reads, "Eat less and let us be thankful that we have enough to share with those who fight for freedom."

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  • How to "Reach" the Masses: Typical Speech #4

    Four Minute Men (Society), United States. Committee on Public Information

    Form speech written for use by the Four Minute Men Association. This speech attempts to refute arguments against the United States' involvement in World War I such as Germany's attitudes toward libert…

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  • Post War Problems in the Community, January 1919 by Rutledge Smith

    Smith, Rutledge, 1870-1962

    This essay by Rutledge Smith, National Council of Defense Federal Field Secretary for Tennessee, advises Tennesseans on how to maintain sense of community and patriotism after World War I. He presents…

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  • Save and serve the cause of freedom

    Cooper, Fred G. (Frederic Gross), 1883-1962

    This poster from World War I lists four ways that individuals can ration and substitute food needed for soldiers. The text of the poster reads, "Save-1. Wheat-use more corn 2. Meat-use more fish and b…

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  • Follow the Pied Piper

    Barney, Maginel Wright, 1877-1966

    This poster from World War I shows Uncle Sam playing a fife, leading children carrying gardening tools (a hoe, rake, trowel, and shovel) and a seed bag. There are fields of crops in the background. Th…

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  • And When It Does!

    Savage, J. A

    This political cartoon depicts the world dressed as a farmer, addressing a hen labeled "German Terrorism" sitting atop artillery labeled "DuPont Products." The world is saying "Pardon me, Madame, but…

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