World War I Poster, "For Every Fighter a Woman Worker, " 1918

Summary

During the First World War, governments of all the warring nations used poster campaigns to encourage civilian and military support of the war effort. Artists widely used an innovative advertising technique for these posters that moved away from a factual depiction of a product's material or event's subject to an emphasis on appealing to the viewer's emotions.

During the First World War, governments of all the warring nations used poster campaigns to encourage civilian and military support of the war effort. Artists widely used an innovative advertising technique for these posters that moved away from a factual depiction of a product's material or event's subject to an emphasis on appealing to the viewer's emotions.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

1918

Subject Date

1918

Creators

Baker, Ernest Hamlin, 1889-1975 

United States Printing and Lithograph Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Artwork by Ernest Hamlin Baker, printed by United States Printing and Lithograph Co, New York, New York.

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

53.5.118.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. D. Dwight Douglas.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 42 in

Width: 27.75 in

Inscriptions

Printed at FOR EVERY FIGHTER / A WOMAN WORKER / Y.W.C.A. Printed at bottom of poster: BACK OUR SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE / UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN / Printed at bottom: THE US PRTG. & LITH. CO. NY. Artist's name in upper right hand corner: Ernest Hamlin Baker

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