World War I Poster, "Back Our Girls Over There, " circa 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

circa 1918

Subject Date

circa 1918

Creators

Underwood, Clarence F. 

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Artwork by Clarence F. Underwood; printed in the United States.

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

53.5.30.1

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 28 in

Width: 21 in

Inscriptions

Printed at top: BACK OUR / GIRLS OVER THERE / UNITED WAR CAMPAIGN Triangle with bar logo reads: Y.W.C.A.

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