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Lithographie

Prior to the introduction of lithography, primary poster printing techniques included the Wood Block technique and the Intaglio technique. Lithography was invented by Alois Senefelder in Germany in 1796, but not utilized until the mid-to-late 1800s until the introduction of “Cheret’s three stone lithographic process.” Three stones were used to create vibrant posters with intense color and texture. The stones used were typically red, yellow or blue, which enabled the artist to produce a poster featuring both graphics and text using any color of the rainbow. The main challenge was to keep the images aligned. This method lent itself to images consisting of large areas of flat color and resulted in the characteristic poster designs of this period.

The first “Art Nouveau” poster was made by Chezch artist Alphonse Mucha who worked in Paris. Art Nouveau and Belle Epoque dominated Paris until about 1901. In 1898, a new artist took Paris by storm, who would later be donned the father of modern advertising – Leonetto Cappiello.
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3e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale. Le bas de laine Français

An old man and woman at a table counting coins they have kept in a woolen stocking. It was common for people of the working classes to keep their gold coins hidden in woolen stockings.

Oeuvre du fusilier marin et du soldat Breton

A man and a woman in regional Breton dress, looking onto a harbor toward gunner boats.

American Fund for French Wounded

A French soldier picking up medical supplies from the Red Cross. Two nurses in background. The Red Cross was one of three official charitable organizations of the war and the Red Cross was the only one allowed ... more

Un grand fléau la tuberculose

A street scene from an impoverished area. The Grim Reaper is looming in the background.

Pour le Foyer du Soldat Aveugle

A blind soldier holding a small girl.

Les blessés de la tuberculose: Comité Central d'Assistance aux Militaires Tuberculeux

Nurse bringing a bowl to a sick man lying on a chaise lounge.

L'argent qu'on prête á intérêts est le nerf de la victoire

'La Marseillaise' going into battle with the French soldiers.

Emprunt de la Défense Nationale. On souscrit à la Banque Adam

Cannon pointing towards battleships. Clouds and sky in pattern of the American flag.

Qui calcule prévoit. Qui prévoit souscrit á l'Emprunt

Family reading and writing under a lamp.

Comité Americain pour les Régions Dévastées de France

In the foreground is a family without a husband. In immediate background, there is a large American flag. At the left is a wounded soldier, and on the right, is a peasant ploughing in the field. Approximately... more

Comité Americain pour les Régions Dévastées de France

A woman in a military uniform is aiding a woman with two small children.

"Put fighting blood in your business Here's his record! Does he get a job!" --Arthur Woods, Assistant to the Secretary of War / / Dan Smith.

U.S. Employment Service/American Red Cross poster showing U.S. Marines engaged in battle in France; also shows a badge listing battles in which the Marines fought. Poster is promoting veterans for employment.

Verdun, road to Y.M.C.A. canteen / A.K.S. ; sketched on spot by Y.M.C.A. sec[retar]y ; Coquemer imp. Paris.

Poster showing a canteen entrance with soldiers below an arch; the street is strewn with rubble.

4e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale

The allied flags bearing down on Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941).

Crédit Lyonnais. Souscrivez au 4e Emprunt National

A male 'allegorical' figure armed with a sword pulling the French flag away from the Imperial eagle.

Pour que la France soit victorieuse! Souscrivez au 4ème emprunt de la défense nationale. Crédit français

The imperial eagle, which is representative of the Central Powers, and the Gallic cock, a symbol of France, facing each other on a battlefield.

Souscrivez à l'Emprunt de la Libération

French soldier holding a tattered French flag as two women from Alsace-Lorraine look on.

Emprunt National. Société Générale. Pour le suprême effort

A French soldier strangling the Imperial eagle.

Ils combattent: Souscrivons

Soldiers from the different allied forces each carrying their country's flag into battle.

Crédit Lyonnais. Souscrivez au 4e Emprunt National

A male 'allegorical' figure armed with a sword pulling the French flag away from the Imperial eagle.

Comment ils écrivent l'histoire

French soldiers on a battlefield; includes vignette of mother surrounded by children, reading letter.

Crédit Commercial de France. 4ème Emprunt de la Défense Nationale - 1918. Souscrivez pour la victoire et pour le triomphe de la liberté

French soldiers in a trench. Behind them are faint outlines of American soldiers. In the far background Victory is holding a crown of laurel and a sword.

Nous saurons nous en priver / Camille Boutet.

Three children standing in front of a candy store window.

Banque Industrielle de Chine . . . 4e Emprunt National

A German soldier being buried by bags of gold thrown on top of him by 'Victory.'

Souscrivez à l'Emprunt de la Libération

French soldier holding a tattered French flag as two women from Alsace-Lorraine look on.

La puissance militaire de la France

In the foreground are French soldiers in the trenches. The background depicts scenes of the battlefield and the enemy's trenches.

Souscrivez! et nous aurons la victoire. Emprunt National 1918

A large tank emerging out of a trench onto a battlefield.

Emprunt de la Liberation. Souscrivez. Sté. Gle. de Crédit Industriel & Commercial

Three soldiers (French, American, Italian?) charging into battle. A winged figure of Marianne is above them pouring out coins and paper money from a cornucopia.

Emprunt de la Libération. On souscrit á la Banque d'Alsace et de Lorraine. Entrée des Français á Strasbourg

The French army entering the city of Strasbourg. The Strasbourg Cathedral is to the left in the background. Strasbourg was the capital of Alsace-Lorraine. After the Franco-Prussian War Napolean III agreed to re... more

Souscrivez á l'Emprunt de la Libération

The franc and the mark pushed uphill by French and German soldiers, respectively.

L'Emprunt de la Libération

The allied flags bearing down on Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941).

Grand festival des alliés. Kermesse de l'enfance . . . au profit de l'école de réeducation professionnelle des mutilés de guerre de Bordeaux

A woman nursing her baby. Two disabled veterans, one weaving a basket, the other is holding a pickax.

Prêtez vos billets de banque à la France. Prenez des bons de la défense nationale / Andrée Ménard, élève.

A French soldier's helmet crowned with holly. Underneath it are bank notes.

Emprunt National 1918. Pour achever la croisade du droit souscrivez!

Soldiers on horses at edge of battlefield. One soldier is carrying an American flag and another is carrying a French flag.

Mon cher foyer, je t'aime tu es la maison de chacun le chez soi pour tous -- un poilu

A soldiers' home set in the woods. Outside soldiers are relaxing and playing games.

Semez du blé. C'est de l'or pour la France / Suzanne Ferrand.

A large sickle, a sheaf of wheat, and a French flag in the background.

Emprunt National 1918. Société Générale, pour nous rendre entiére la douce terre de France

A peasant woman and child harvesting hay. In background soldiers going into battle with Marianne urging them on.

Souscrivez au IVéme Emprunt et le drapeau tricolore, á Strasbourg, annonçera au monde le règne de la paix, de la liberté, de la justice

Three French soldiers on a hillside in a forest overlooking Strasbourg. In the distant horizon is an enlarged Strasbourg Cathedral with a French flag hanging from it. A German observation balloon is tethered a... more

Emprunt de la Libération 1918. Souscrivez!

Marianne holding the imperial eagle by the neck.

Préparation de la jeunesse française au service militaire

A French boy holding a French flag. In background French soldiers are marching.

[Vive la France!]

Woman (symbol of France) dressed in a French military uniform holding the French flag.

Souscrivez à l'Emprunt de la Libération

French soldier holding a tattered French flag as two women from Alsace-Lorraine look on.

Donnez tous à l'Oeuvre du Souvenir de la France à ses marins

A woman sitting behind a French flag on a boat as she looks out at the battleships in the harbor.

Semez du blé. C'est de l'or pour la France / Suzanne Ferrand.

A large sickle, a sheaf of wheat, and a French flag in the background.

Compagnie Algerienne. Souscrivez. Emprunt de la Libération

A man in Algerian dress on horseback. Algeria and French West Africa sent 500,000 men to fight for France.

Souscrivez à l'Emprunt de la Libération

French soldier holding a tattered French flag as two women from Alsace-Lorraine look on.

Höllerkampf an d. Aisne / H.R. Erdt.

Poster shows a side view of a German soldier in battle. His rifle is slung over his shoulder and he has grenades in each hand; a bag of grenades also hangs from his shoulder. Flames(?) surround him. Text is tit... more

Mangez moins de viande pour ménager notre cheptel

A fish on the end of a line dangling from a fishing pole with stream in the background.

Pour le dernier quart d'heure . . aidez-moi! Les souscriptions á l'Emprunt National sont reçues á la Banque Nationale de Crédit

Gen. Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929) overseeing his troops as they march across the battlefield. Foch was appointed commander in chief of the Allied armies in 1918.

Emprunt de la libération. On les a. Souscrivez á la London County & Westminster Bank

Three soldiers: one wearing a kilt, one raising helmet, one firing his rifle.

Grande Manifestation Nationale

Rheims cathedral in flames.

Souvenez-vous! 1914. Rien d'Allemand!!! Des Allemands

Marianne, the personification of France, and Rheims cathedral burning in the background.

L'Aisne dévastée. Oeuvre de guerre pour la reconstitution des foyers détruits

Mother holding two children; in background is the destroyed region of Aisne.

Verdun

Translation of title: Soldiers marching beside a river and over a bridge into a shelled Verdun. The battle of Verdun in 1916 was the longest and costliest battle -- in terms of lives -- of the war.

Heraus mit unseren Gefangenen! Volksbund zum Schutze der deutschen Kriegs- und Zivil-gefangenen / Paul Helwig '19.

Poster shows a German prisoner of war holding a pick ax with a French guard and a barbed wire fence in the background. Text: Release our prisoners! Association for the Protection of Prisoners of War.

Souscrivez á l'Emprunt. Banque Française et Italienne pour l'Amérique du sud

Soldier holding shovels, leading an 'army' of French francs and coins.

Emprunt National. Société Général

Victory holding an olive branch above her head, and leading a group of men who are holding shovels and other tools to be used in the rebuilding of France. In the background are scenes of factories and a peasa... more

Emprunt National 1920. Société Centrale des Banques de Province

Depicts a burning city and cathedral. Framing this scene are coats of arms of French cities.

Emprunt National 1920 - Compagnie Algérienne

Foreground, Algerian men with a flock of sheep on a pier watching men load a boat with goods.

L'Emprunt de la Paix / Lebasque.

In the foreground is a mother nursing her baby, and a little girl sits next to them reading. In the background, men are rebuilding, a man is ploughing; behind them are a river and factories.

Banque Privée. Souscrivez á l'Emprunt de la Reconstitution

Victory, with her arm around a boy who is carrying a basket of fruit through a wheat field. A ruined village is behind them.

Crédit Lyonnais. Emprunt National 1920. Terre de France

A farmer ploughing with two oxen. In the foreground is a wooden cross with flowers and commemorative ribbons on it. The farmer is doffing his cap to the cross.

Banque L. Dupont & Cie. Emprunt Nat[ioanl] souscrivez

Three men on a scaffold attaching a French flag to the top of a building's spire.

A l'oeuvre! Société Marseillaise de Crédit. Souscrivez a l'Emprunt Français

A French harbor scene with ships and men working on the docks.

Emprunt Français 5 percent 1920 - Lloyds and National Provincial Foreign Bank Limited

Uncle Sam and envoys from different nations making their contributions to Marianne for the reconstruction of France.

Crédit Lyonnais. Emprunt National 1920. Terre de France

A farmer ploughing with two oxen. In the foreground is a wooden cross with flowers and commemorative ribbons on it. The farmer is doffing his cap to the cross.

Emprunt National 1920. Souscrivez. Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas

A little girl wearing a torn dress with red, blue, and white stripes, the colors of France, and a Phrygian cap, a symbol of the French Revolution.

The Federal Theatre presents "Up pops the devil" 3 act comedy by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich at the Waterloo Theater.

Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "Up pops the devil" at the Waterloo Theater, showing stylized ballerina.

Finis les mauvais jours! Papa gagne de l'argent en Allemagne.

Political poster shows smiling mother and daughter in occupied France as father works in a factory in Germany.

Viviane

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