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Columbia calls--Enlist now for U.S. Army

Columbia calls--Enlist now for U.S. Army

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Buy wall art of this image titled: Columbia calls--Enlist now for U.S. Army, from the World War I Posters Collection by Second Story Prints. Top quality print reproductions available now!

  • Tags
    • World War, 1914-1918--Recruiting & enlistment--United States.
    • Columbia (Symbolic character)--1910-1920.
    • Flags--American--1910-1920.
  • Notes
    • Caption label from exhibit "World War I ...": Frances Adams Halsted (designer) and Vincente Aderente (painter) Create Columbia Calls. Convinced that war with Germany was inevitable, Frances Adams Halsted wrote her poem, Columbia Calls, in 1916. After America entered the war on April 6, 1917, Halsted donated both her poem and accompanying image design to the U.S. War Department. Three months later, the New York Times announced plans to print 500,000 copies as a poster, intending to use the proceeds to establish a home for orphaned children of American soldiers and sailors. Painter Vincent Aderente, who executed Halsted's design, had emigrated from Italy at age six, studied at the Art Students League in New York City, and served as an assistant to muralist Edwin Howland Blashfield.
    • Title from item.
    • Caption continues: Nearest recruiting station.
    • Copyright by Frances Adams Halsted, New York.
    • Promotional goal: U.S. J22. 1916.
    • Exhibited: "World War I : American Artists View the Great War" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., October 2016 - May 2017.
  • Original Date: c1916.
  • Formats: Lithographs--Color--1910-1920.
  • Creators: Aderente, Vincent, approximately 1880-1941
  • Original Publisher: c1916.
  • Reference #: 95506508
  • SKU #: 704F6BFB
  • Part of Collection: World War I Posters
  • Link to original at the Library of Congress: Columbia calls--Enlist now for U.S. Army
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