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French World War I Posters

French World War I Posters. Recruiting and Enlistment. War Bonds and Loans.
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Les revendications des débbés. Bureau des enfants. Croix-Rouge américaine

Angry babies marching with placards, demanding their rights.

'Pro Patria' - Le bon evêque de Meaux

The bishop of Meaux with nurses and a member of the clergy, welcoming some wounded soldiers.

Les Blessés au travail. Oeuvre pour les soldats convalescents ou réformés

A soldier with an injured arm painting toy soldiers.

Économisons le pétrole, l'essence / Marie Louise Jeanningros, 13 ans.

Poster showing gas containers of different sizes.

La petite guerre

Children playing in the snow and throwing snowballs at a snowman resembling the Kaiser.

Le Petit journal donnera a tous ses acheteurs en prime gratuite les cartes des trois principaux fronts . . .

Picture of Gen. Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre (1852-1931), who served as commander in chief of the French armies from 1914-16.

Ohé! Les braves gens . . . Versez votre or nous versons bien notre sang . . .

Soldier shouting, standing and holding a rifle near barbed wire fence.

Déclaration des dépudoets d'Alsace-Lorraine lue á l'Assemblée Nationale de Bordeaux le 1er mars 1871, . . .

An Alsatian woman with her hand chained to a brick wall. Alsace and Lorraine were lost to Germany in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871.

Lire dans L'Evenement. Coeurs virils . . . par Gabriel Mauriére

A nurse making an appeal to a wounded French soldier. In the background is Rheims Cathedral burning.

Les Alsacians et les Lorrains sont Français!

An Alsatian woman with her hand chained to a brick wall. Alsace and Lorraine were lost to Germany in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71.

Chaque piéce d'or apporté á la banque avance d'une heure la victoire finale

Soldier with one hand on clock, the other holding a gold coin.

Debout! Nos morts pour la patrie . . . voici la France!

Rear view of an Alsatian woman and her two children. They are on a hill overlooking a cemetery full of soldiers' graves. This poster is a call to the Alsatians to support the war.

Journeé de l'oeuvre Nivernaise des mutilés de la guerre

A seated soldier presumably disabled leaning against a woman who is holding a collection cup.

En Belgique les Belges ont faim. Tombola artistique . . .

A group of hungry Belgians holding food pails.

Au 69eme. Les volontaires qui s'enroleront dans le 69eme Bataillon recevront ...

Poster showing a soldier in silhouette. Text explains salary and benefits for enlistment.

69eme Bataillon. Nos gloires passees et futures

Poster showing, in silhouette, a female figure holding branches and a sword.

Pour la France versez votre or. L'or combat pour la victoire

A large gold coin with the Gallic cock on it crushing a German soldier.

Achetez des timbres d'épargne de guerre

Poster showing a young factory worker in overalls holding a Canada War Savings Certificate booklet.

Comité de L'Or du Département du Rhöne pour la patrie versez votre or

Shells and gold coins heading towards a German soldier on the battlefield. In 1914, the French were 'invited' to exchange their gold for paper. Gold was needed to pay for foreign imports.

Journée de Paris. 14 Juillet 1915 au profit des oeuvres de guerre de l'Hôtel-de-Ville. Pour les combattants . . .

A woman holding a baby in her arm and holding a collection cup in her hand. At the bottom is a sketch of a French soldier.

Oeuvre du soldat belge

Belgian soldiers holding a tattered flag.

Journée du Poilu. 25 et 26 décembre 1915. Organisée par le parlement

A French soldier standing on a battlefield holding a rifle and about to throw a grenade. The use of the grenade was first introduced during WWI.

Exposition des oeuvres des artistes originaires des Départements envahis. École des Beaux-Arts

Three artists, the sculptor Chavaillaud, the sculptor Engrau, and the painter Grangérard are fleeing the invaded territory with their art works.

Journée du Poilu. Organisée par le Parlement

A young girl in a Red Cross nurse's uniform and a small boy wearing a red cap, carrying a collection cup and selling medals - 'So that Papa may come on leave, if you please.'

La Grande guerre - la première croix au courage (12me Dragons)

Print shows Lieutenant Bruyant of the 12th Dragons (French) battling with a German officer. Bruyant was later nominated by General Joffre to receive the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.

Journée du Poilu. 25 et 26 décembre 1915. Organisée par le parlement

A French soldier standing on a battlefield holding a rifle and about to throw a grenade. The use of the grenade was first introduced during WWI.

Le 178ieme Bataillon Canadien-Français des cantons de l'est

Poster showing a father and son in the field of their farm, as the father bids goodbye and the son goes to join troops marching by.

Orphelinat des armée / Frank Brangwyn.

Poster showing a mother resting her head on an empty table in despair, as her children look on.

Journé du Poilu. 25 et 26 décembre 1915. Organisée par le parlement

A poilu embracing a girl. Behind them is a sewing machine, and a tipped chair; a little dog is in the left-hand corner. Caption: Enfin seuls . . .! Alone at last . . .!

Journée de l'Orne. 17 octobre 1915. Au profit des oeuvres de guerre du Département

Alsatian woman holding a collection cup and leading a wounded soldier.

For the French Red Cross. Please help. July 14. France's day, in aid of the French Red Cross / Forestier ; W.H. Smith & Son, The Arden Press, Stamford Street, London, S.E.

Poster showing a Red Cross nurse with arms extended, as others tend to wounded soldiers, under the flags of France and the Red Cross.

Pour que papa vienne en permission, s'il vous plait

A young girl in a Red Cross nurse's uniform and a small boy wearing a red cap, carrying a collection cup and selling medals, respectively.

Protection du réformé, no. 2. Assistance aux malades et blessés de la guerre, réformés sans pension. Crédit Foncier de France

The letters P and R and the no. 2 form a large backdrop for a seated wounded soldier and a woman holding an infant.

La Grande guerre - l'entrée des français en Alsace

Print shows French soldiers marching into the Alsacian town Mulhouse and being greeted by the local populace.

Emprunt de la Défense Nationale. Faisons tous notre devoir. Nos fils aux armées. Notre or au pays

Two scenes. One of a soldier on a battlefield. The other of a couple taking their gold pieces to a bank.

Emprunt de la Défense Nationale - eux aussi! Font leur devoir

Wounded soldier in foreground. Civilians in line at a cashier's window in background. The National Defense Loan was the first defense loan of the war. This loan realized 13 million francs.

[Journée du Poilu. 31 octobre - 1er novembre 1915. Organisée par le parlement]

Wounded woman, La Patrie, sitting in a chair looking into the fireplace. Through the smoke rise images of battle-weary troops.

Office de renseignments pour les familles dispersées

An older man holding a young child while another child stands next to him. This office offered free service to help reunite families of refugees and those that had been evacuated.

'Le Petit parisien.' 'Tête de Boche,' grand roman national par Aristide Bruant

Bust of a German soldier wearing a spiked helmet and iron cross around his neck.

Canadiens Francais. Venez avec nous dans le 150ieme Bataillon C.M.R. Aider a la victoire du coq Gaulois sur l'aigle Prussien / AGR [? monogram].

Poster showing, against backdrop of the tricouleurs, hero Lt. Col. H. Barré pointing to a scene of a cock "France" attacking an eagle "Allemagne."

Journée du Poilu. 25 et 26 Décembre 1915. Organisée par le parlement

Two 'poilus' or infantrymen. One has a rose in his mouth.

La Grande guerre - Glorieux tropheé

Print shows French soldiers seizing the battle flag from a German unit during a battle.

Journée de l'orphenlinat des armées

A woman with a bowed head and a small child in her lap. A little boy stands beside her with his head bowed as well.

Journée du Poilu. 31 octobre - 1er novembre 1915. Organisée par le parlement

Wounded woman, La Patrie, sitting in a chair looking into the fireplace. Through the smoke rise images of battle-weary troops.

Journée du Poilu. 25 et 26 Décembre 1915. Organisée par le parlement

Two 'poilus' or infantrymen. One has a rose in his mouth.

Orphelinat des armée / Frank Brangwyn.

Poster showing mothers and children in a cemetery, with lilies blooming.

Journé du Poilu. 25 et 26 décembre 1915. Organisée par le parlement

A poilu embracing a girl. Behind them is a sewing machine, and a tipped chair; a little dog is in the left-hand corner. Caption: Enfin seuls . . .! Alone at last . . .!

L'infanterie française dans la bataille

A foot soldier holding a rifle. In the background is a partial map of France. The map shows the Hindenburg Line in red ink. The poilu carried everything he needed on his back. This would weigh up to 60 pounds.... more

Tous les vrais Poil-aux-pattes s'enrôlent au 163e C.-F.

Poster showing a soldier smoking, and saying "Victoire! Les Poil-aux-pattes s'en viennent."

La Grande guerre - le prix de la maison du passeur / Gravure sur Bois de Benito.

Print shows French soldiers and African soldiers charging the German lines during battle.

Emprunt de la Défense Nationale

A French soldier waves good-bye to his wife and children as he joins his unit.

Journée du Calvados. 15 aoôt 1915. Au profit des oeuvres de guerre du Département

A woman holding a collection cup with scenes of soldiers going into battle in the background.

La journée du Poilu. 25-26 décembre 1915. Avec vous et par vous, nous jurons de sauver la France. Léon Gambetta

Two French soldiers, one sitting down and going through a small box of supplies sent from home. Léon Gambetta (1838-1882) was one of the founders of the Third Republic and was regarded as one of the heroes of t... more

Pour que papa vienne en permission, s'il vous plait

A young girl in a Red Cross nurse's uniform and a small boy wearing a red cap, carrying a collection cup and selling medals, respectively.

Le gala des marins de France . . . á la Comédie Française

A marine and a soldier standing on land with the sea in the background.

On les aura

Bust portrait of a poilu smoking a pipe.

Compagnie des Notaires de Paris et du Département de la Seine. Hâtez la victoire en souscrivant á l'Emprunt de la Défense Nationale

Depicts columns and a pediment in classical style. In the center is a medallion of Victory on horseback.

Journée Serbe. 25 juin 1916

Serbians (both military and civilian personnel) crossing the River Drina into Albania or what is now Yugoslavia.

Cultivons notre potager / Louisette Jaeger, 14 ans.

Picture of carrots, cabbage, and potatoes.

Journée nationale des orphelins. Guerre 1914. 15. 16.

Two boys and a girl comforting each other.

Le Cercle National du Soldat

Two soldiers at a table, one is seated and reading a paper.

Soldat, la patrie compte sur toi; garde lui toutes tes forces. Résiste aux séductions de la rue . . .

At the left is a soldier embracing a woman 'of the street.' At the right is a man sitting in front of a hospital and at the bottom is a skull and crossbones.

Salle du Trocadéro . . . Grande matinée artistique en l'honneur de Raemaekers

A man (Raemaekers, 1869-1956) pointing an artist's double-ended pen at a surrendering caricature personification of Germania. This performance was to benefit the Franco-Holland war fund.

Emprunt française on souscrit á la Société Centrale des Banques de Province

Title framed by provincial coats-of-arms; a rooster (Gallic cock) is at the bottom.

Munissez vous de monnaie! Les Foyers du soldat

A soldier dropping his things on the floor at the Y.M.C.A.

2me Emprunt de la Defense Nationale

People bringing money to the feet of La Marseillaise and Marianne.

Réservez le vin pour nos poilus / Suzanne Ferrand.

A jug of wine surrounded by bunches of grapes and a cup filled with wine next to it.

Souscrivez pour la victoire. Banque Nationale de Crédit

'Victory' flying over the battlefield and bringing the allies into the war.

La Journée Serbe 25 juin 1916. Anniversaire de la bataille de Kossov.

Serbian civilians and military personnel crossing the River Drina in what is now Yugoslavia. King Peter is being transported across the bridge. The Battle of Kossovo was the last battle lost by the Serbians bef... more

2éme Emprunt de la Défense Nationale. Souscrivez, aidez-nous á vaincre, vous hâterez le jour de la victoire et du retour au foyer

A soldier sitting on a grassy embankment. In the background is a scene of his village with children and wounded or old soldiers.

"Souvenez-vous!" / C. Léandre 1916.

Periodical cover illustration shows a female figure, representing the German goddess of war, holding a sword in raised right hand, standing next to human remains at an arched entryway beneath the words "Souvenez-vous!"

Matinée Populaire Extraordinaire au profit des Orphelins Mutualistes de la Guerre

A woman looking down upon a woman who is surrounded by her three small children.

Journée de la Vendée. 5 mars 1916

A disabled soldier and a boy in a uniform walking along the water.

Exposition de tableaux de maîtres modernes . . . vente au profit de l'oeuvre le vêtement du prisonnier de guerre. Galerie Georges Bernheim

A French soldier (possibly Poulbot) in a prison camp sketching as he watches the other prisoners unload packages, presumably of clothing, as the German guards watch them.

Le bon feu 1914-1915-1916. N'oubliez pas ceux qui ont froid

A man and a woman, wrapped in blankets, seated and standing, respectively, near an empty fireplace. This was a campaign to supply those at home, particularly older people, with wood or coal for heat.

On les aura! 2e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale. Souscrivez

A French soldier with gun in one hand, and the other raised urging his comrades on. This was the most remembered French poster produced during the war.

Journées Giron Sines. 1er, 2, 3, & 4 juin, 1916. Au profit exclusif des Oeuvres de Guerre du Département

Marianne in French patriotic colors holding a collection cup for the Red Cross. Holding on to her other arm is a blind soldier, who is smoking, with a cane.

'Le Petit journal' publiera 'Marjolie' . . . par Michel Morphy le 2 septembre

A captive Red Cross nurse breaking free from an officer wearing the uniform of the Death's Head Hussars. In the background are soldiers being shelled. Advertisement for a book. The officer is presumably the Cro... more

Salon des Armées, réservé aux artistes du front. Au profit des oeuvres de guerre. Jardin des Tuileries

A soldier holding a small wooden statue of winged victory that he has been carving. In 1916, the Ministry of Beaux-Arts and the Ministry of War promised artists serving in the war, that their work would be ... more

Le Cardinal Mercier protége la Belgique

Full figure view of the Catholic Cardinal Mercier. Cardinal Désiré Joseph Mercier (1851-1926) became one of the leaders of Belgium during the war, opposing the deportation of Belgians to Germany, and was inst... more

Journée de Paris. 14 Juillet 1916. Au profit des oeuvres de guerre de l'Hôtel de Ville

Small children dressed in soldiers' uniforms standing at attention while wounded soldiers walk by them.

1916. 'La Triennale.' Exposition d'art français au profit de la 'Fraternité des Artistes'

In the background is a man ploughing with a team of oxen. In front of the oxen is Marianne [Victory?] who is carrying an olive branch. A poilu in the foreground is looking at this scene.

Venez en aide aux soldats Alsaciens-Lorraines.

Two men, one in a soldier's uniform, the other in civilian clothing carrying a uniform. The men are waving to two girls (Alsace and Lorraine).

Oeuvre du soldat ardennais . . . vente de charité avec matinée artistique

Soldier in a trench looking at female apparitions in sky.

Le crime de Reims. Exposition . . . au profit des victimes du bombardement de Reims et du refuge franco-belge

A view of the burning ruins of Rheims Cathedral. The city of Rheims was shelled with explosives and incendiaries by the Germans during ten days in September of 1914 with the cathedral as the main target. O... more