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Poster

Enlist in the Navy

Enlist in the Navy | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Recruitment poster for the United States Navy. Depicts Uncle Sam in a soldier's uniform pointing a gun at the German Kaiser, who is dressed in a crown and robe and brandishing a whip. Uncle Sam is also lifting a cross from the back of a woman kneeling at his feet, and the beams of the cross are inscribed with "SLAVERY" and "BARBARISM." At the bottom of the poster is a reproduction of a handwritten note from Theodore Roosevelt, which reads, "Americans! Stand by Uncle Sam for liberty against tyranny!"
DESCRIPTION
Recruitment poster for the United States Navy. Depicts Uncle Sam in a soldier's uniform pointing a gun at the German Kaiser, who is dressed in a crown and robe and brandishing a whip. Uncle Sam is also lifting a cross from the back of a woman kneeling at his feet, and the beams of the cross are inscribed with "SLAVERY" and "BARBARISM." At the bottom of the poster is a reproduction of a handwritten note from Theodore Roosevelt, which reads, "Americans! Stand by Uncle Sam for liberty against tyranny!"
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:107587
Creation Date: 1917
Creator Name:U. S. Navy
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Collection Name:World War I posters, circa 1914-circa 1918
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 6030 (7) E5.5
Original Dimensions:34 x 28 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Illustration by Louis Raemaekers.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Armed Forces
Firearms
Military uniforms
Naval art and science
Recruiting and enlistment
War posters
World War, 1914-1918
Men
Nobility
Women
Slavery

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