World War I Poster, "Raised 'Em Myself in my U.S. School Garden," 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

United States. Department of Interior. Bureau of Education 

American Lithographic Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Printed by the American Lithographic Company, New York, New York.

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.0.565.57

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 30 in

Width: 20 in

Inscriptions

Print reads: Raised 'em myself / in my U.S. School Garden Print reads at bottom: ISSUED BY THE U.S. SCHOOL GARDEN ARMY BUREAU OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, WASHINGTON, D.C. AMERICAN LITHOGRAPHIC CO. N.Y. Written on reverse in pencil: School gardens.

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