Enlist

Title

Enlist

Subject

Communication Artifacts ; Advertising Media ; Poster

Description

Poster showing a woman, a passenger from the Lusitania, submerged in water cradling an infant in her arms. 128 of the 1,198 people who died when the Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat in 1,915 were Americans, and many were civilian men, women, and children. Images about the sinking and the Germans attack on a civilian ship were widely used by the allies for propaganda.

Creator

Spear, Fred

Source

Emil A. Blackmore Museum Collection (Poster ID: 68)

Date

1915 or 1916

Contributor

Boston Public Safety Committee (Issuer)
New York : Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation (Printer)

Rights

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Format

23 x 32.5 in. ; lithograph, color ; linen backed

Language

eng

Type

still image

Identifier

68

Coverage

World War I, 1914-1918 ; United States (nation)

Collection

Citation

Spear, Fred, “Enlist,” The Emil A. Blackmore Museum, accessed May 23, 2022, https://legionmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/281.

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