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

American Lithographic Company 

Treidler, Adolph, 1886-1981 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Artwork by Adolph Treidler; printed by the American Lithographic Co., New York, New York

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

53.5.406.1

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 40 in

Width: 30 in

Inscriptions

Printed on lower left side: FOR / EVERY / FIGHTER / a / WOMAN / WORKER / UNITED / WAR / WORK / CAMPAIGN Printed on lower left side: CARE / for / HER / through The Y W C A Artist's name at the left of the feet: ADOLPH / TREIDLER At bottom center of poster: AMERICAN LITHOGRAPHIC CO. N.Y.

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