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Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 & 3 Burgon Street, Carter Lane, London, E.C.

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 ...

Poster showing map of British Isles behind text. Poster no. 23. Wt. 8936. 50M. 1632/12/14. Title from item.

Gott seegne sic euch meine Kinder! Sagte die Mutter

Gott seegne sic euch meine Kinder! Sagte die Mutter

Print shows a military officer standing on the left, addressing a family on a walk along a river; he is pointing toward a young man who is holding his mother as she responds to the news that her son is needed f... More

Martial motions or military manouevres - prudence

Martial motions or military manouevres - prudence

British recruitment poster shows soldiers in uniform, arms and armaments, two soldiers with swords thinking about how they will treat their enemies, and a scene with soldiers appealing to civilians to enlist. I... More

[Certificate of membership for the Washington National Monument Society] / Lith. by E. Weber & Co.

[Certificate of membership for the Washington National Monument Societ...

Certificate to raise funds to erect the Washington Monument shows two designs for the monument and two vignettes.

Aéronautique militaire, 37e régiment d'aviation du Maroc - engagements ...

Aéronautique militaire, 37e régiment d'aviation du Maroc - engagements...

Text only broadside requests that men with experience in a variety of occupations volunteer to join the aeronautics corps for service in Morocco. A red and blue stripe runs diagonally across the text. Title fro... More

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 / James Queen del. & lith. ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son Ph'a.

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 /...

Print shows a man standing at center, holding an American flag, with two soldiers in uniform and holding rifles, standing to the right and left in the foreground; behind them are the wheels of a wagon attached ... More

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 / James Queen del. & lith. ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son Ph'a.

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 /...

Print shows a man standing at center, holding an American flag, with two soldiers in uniform and holding rifles, standing to the right and left in the foreground; behind them are the wheels of a wagon attached ... More

Scene, Fifth Avenue

Scene, Fifth Avenue

Cartoon shows a well-dressed man telling a woman "Ah! Dearest Addie! I've succeeded. I've got a substitute!" The woman, holding him at arms length, replies "Have you? What a curious coincidence! And I have foun... More

Scene, Fifth Avenue

Scene, Fifth Avenue

Cartoon shows a well-dressed man telling a woman "Ah! Dearest Addie! I've succeeded. I've got a substitute!" The woman, holding him at arms length, replies "Have you? What a curious coincidence! And I have foun... More

The draft - an exempt - abundant disqualification

The draft - an exempt - abundant disqualification

Three panel cartoon showing three men, one unfortunate who was drafted, and two others who are offering various excuses for not being eligible for the draft. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 6, no. 295 (1862 Augu... More

The Civil War in America: claiming exemption from the draught [i.e., draft] in New York

The Civil War in America: claiming exemption from the draught [i.e., d...

Men in room seeking exemption from being drafted into the military. Illus. from: The Illustrated London news, 1863 Jan. 3, p. 28.

Formation of guerilla bands, Confederate States of America.

Formation of guerilla bands, Confederate States of America.

Ruined farmers being recruited for Confederate guerrilla forces during the Civil War. Drawn and published by Adalbert Volck. Illus. in: Sketches from the Civil War in North America, 1861, '62, '63 / by V. Blada... More

The adventures of a conscript as told by himself

The adventures of a conscript as told by himself

Uncut sheet of twelve illustrated cards presenting the adventures of a rabbit drafted for military service during the Civil War. Title from related materials. Attributed to James Queen. Copyright by William A. ... More

Enlistment of Sickles' brigade

Enlistment of Sickles' brigade

Satire on the disreputable class of men allegedly recruited in New York City by Colonel Daniel Sickles for the Excelsior brigade. Drawn and published by Adalbert Volck. Illus. in: Sketches from the Civil War in... More

Albert S. Johnston crossing the dessert [sic] to join the Southern army

Albert S. Johnston crossing the dessert [sic] to join the Southern arm...

Drawn and published by Adalbert Volck. Illus. in: V. Blada's war sketches. London [i.e. Baltimore], 1864, pl. 20.

Substitute office. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Substitute office. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Satire on the hiring of substitutes to serve in the Union army for well-to-do Northerners. The "ablebodied" substitutes are shown as drunks and gamblers. Drawn and published by Adalbert Volck. Illus. in: V. Bla... More

Recruiting for the war--scene at the recruiting tents in the park, New York

Recruiting for the war--scene at the recruiting tents in the park, New...

Group of soldiers, other men and cannon outside recruiting building. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1864, March 19, p. 404. Reference copy in LOT 4420-0.

The recruiting business

The recruiting business

Cartoon shows a well dressed man "Volunteer-Broker" with an old man, the volunteer, in a barbershop talking to the barber, "Look a-here - I want you to trim up this old chap with a flaxen wig and a light mustac... More

War views. No. 2041, Bounty brokers looking out for substitutes

War views. No. 2041, Bounty brokers looking out for substitutes

Stereograph shows a line of men standing outside a recruitment office looking for men to enlist in the army for the bonuses offered by local, state, or federal agencies. Title from item. (DLC/PP-2012:069.07)

Certificate of service Max Rosenthal

Certificate of service Max Rosenthal

Print shows a certificate to certify that someone served as a volunteer in the "Volunteer Army of the United States in obedience to the call of A. Lincoln, President to suppress the Southern Rebellion of 1861."... More

War views. No. 2042, Bounty brokers looking out for substitutes

War views. No. 2042, Bounty brokers looking out for substitutes

Stereograph shows a group of men standing next to a sign offering a "Bounty" of "$500! Prize Money!" in front of a recruitment office for the U.S. Navy; they are looking for men to enlist in the navy for the bo... More

The recruiting-sergeant and the tough subject / Gillam.

The recruiting-sergeant and the tough subject / Gillam.

Illustration shows Benjamin F. Butler as a "Recruiting-Sergeant" holding a paper that states "Join the Butler Army OH! - Victory and Spoils in 1884", appealing to a man sitting on a chair, holding a "Southern V... More

Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Penna. Lieut. Geo. P. Scudder Post, No. 340

Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Penna. Lieut. Geo. P. Scudde...

Print shows a blank membership certificate for the Grand Army of the Republic, Dept. of Pennsylvania, Lieut. Geo. P. Scudder Post, No. 340, with a infantry soldier holding a rifle, standing on the left, a caval... More

The Presidential recruiting-office / Gillam.

The Presidential recruiting-office / Gillam.

Illustration shows the interior of a recruiting office for the presidency with Uncle Sam and Puck examining potential recruits against a height chart labeled, from low to high, "Notoriety, Popularity, Capabilit... More

U.S.S. Vermont, recruiting office, US Navy. Dry Plate Negative by Detroit Publishing Company.

U.S.S. Vermont, recruiting office, US Navy. Dry Plate Negative by Detr...

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "3" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021031. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

U.S.S. Vermont, recruiting office, US Navy. Dry Plate Negative by Detroit Publishing Company.

U.S.S. Vermont, recruiting office, US Navy. Dry Plate Negative by Detr...

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "3" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021030. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

U.S.S. Vermont, recruits waiting for examination

U.S.S. Vermont, recruits waiting for examination

Date based on negative D4-21040. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021041. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

South Carolina men in blue, spring 1861

South Carolina men in blue, spring 1861

Group portrait of officers from the Flying Artillery, a volunteer militia organization, wearing their blue militia uniforms, at the time of their induction into the Confederate Army, Sullivans Island, South Car... More

This device on hat or helmet means U.S. Marines / F.

This device on hat or helmet means U.S. Marines / F.

U.S. Marine Corps insignia and hat and helmet with the insignia. Promotional goal: U.S. J26. 191-.

U.S. Marines - first to hoist Old Glory on foreign soil Join them for overseas duty / / Sidney H. Riesenberg 1913.

U.S. Marines - first to hoist Old Glory on foreign soil Join them for ...

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing marines raising the American flag on a bamboo flagpole; also shows wood engraved scenes of marines in action in foreign countries. Reproductions of wood engravings by Axe... More

You are no exception. Join now Stone Ltd

You are no exception. Join now Stone Ltd

Poster shows a silhouette of a man scratching his head and saying: I should go but !!! No. 4. Title from item.

Armée de Terre et Armée de Mer. Ordre de Mobilisation Générale

Armée de Terre et Armée de Mer. Ordre de Mobilisation Générale

Broadside. Translation of title: Army and navy. The General Mobilisation Order. Promotional goal: Fr. J2. 1914. Item is no. 94 in a printed checklist available in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs... More

Britain's new million army. Complete the second half million. ...
U.S. Marines - "Soldiers of the sea" Good pay - foreign travel - congenial employment.

U.S. Marines - "Soldiers of the sea" Good pay - foreign travel - conge...

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing marines coming ashore with ships in the background; also shows a series of views of marines engaged in training, educational, and recreational activities, as well as the ... More

Stand by! A campaign of comradeship.

Stand by! A campaign of comradeship.

Membership campaign poster for the Girls Division of the New York War Camp Community Service showing a painting by Albert Herter of Liberty standing behind a soldier and helping him hold up the American flag.

Men wanted for the Army / I.B. Hazelton 1914.

Men wanted for the Army / I.B. Hazelton 1914.

Poster showing soldiers running in a field.

Your king & country need you to maintain the honour and glory of the British Empire / Lawson Wood '14 ; Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd., Color Printers, Edinr. & London.

Your king & country need you to maintain the honour and glory of the B...

Poster showing a Scottish soldier in uniform with kilt, standing on a street corner in a Belgian village. Caption: A wee "scrap o' paper" is Britain's bond. Copyright Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd. Poster no. 17. Tit... More

Loyal talk won't beat Kaiser Krupp Kulture, trained men will! Enlist now!
Help the boys to keep them running

Help the boys to keep them running

Poster shows German soldiers fleeing amidst explosions.

Young man ... join now, the 73rd Royal Highlanders of Canada
Berufswechsel / bilder von W. A. Wellner

Berufswechsel / bilder von W. A. Wellner

Print shows a series of comic scenes regarding the change in occupations of citizens who become soldiers: a professor of chemistry is shown making coffee; a high school teacher has become a drill instructor; an... More

Boys to the farm -- bring your chums and do your bit  -- S.O.S. / E. Henderson.

Boys to the farm -- bring your chums and do your bit -- S.O.S. / E. H...

Poster shows man in Sons of the Soil uniform blowing a bugle to summon men to the Sons of the Soil corps. In the background, men in the S.O.S. uniform head for the fields. Text indicates that the bugler is wear... More

"Wake up England" Complete the second half-million

"Wake up England" Complete the second half-million

Poster is text only, with small arms and monogram of King George V above. Title from item.

The Jews the world over love liberty, have fought for it & will fight for it ... enlist with the infantry Reinforcements

The Jews the world over love liberty, have fought for it & will fight ...

Poster shows a soldier cutting the bonds from a Jewish man, who strains to join a group of soldiers running in the distance and says, "You have cut my bonds and set me free - now let me help you set others free... More

500 men wanted for the 237th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F.

500 men wanted for the 237th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F.

Poster shows a soldier pointing upwards. Title from item.

Why don't they come? ... join the 148th Battalion

Why don't they come? ... join the 148th Battalion

Poster shows soldier in battle with vignette of hockey game rising from his smoking rifle. Title from item.

Attention! ... Canadian Grenadier Guards now recruiting

Attention! ... Canadian Grenadier Guards now recruiting

Poster shows two soldiers, in profile, standing at attention. Title from item.

Nous defendrons le precieux joyau de la liberte ... aiderons nous a ecraser la tyrannie?

Nous defendrons le precieux joyau de la liberte ... aiderons nous a ec...

Poster shows soldier standing at attention, framed by two Union Jacks. English language version: POS - Can .A01, no. 31. Title from item.

Your king and country need you. Enlist now / H.W. & V. Ld.

Your king and country need you. Enlist now / H.W. & V. Ld.

Poster showing text with small armorial device of King George V, against a background of the British flag. Poster no. 5. W 3004 11/14. Title from item.

His Majesty's Army ... vacancies exist

His Majesty's Army ... vacancies exist

Recruiting poster for British Army shows four Army units, Hussars, Highlanders, Infantry and the Army Service Corps. Drawings of soldiers in uniform by Ernest Ibbetson and John McNeill. Title from item.

The veteran's farewell. Enlist now! / Frank Dadd 1914 ; printed by Straker Brothers Ltd., 194-200 Bishopsgate, London, E.C.

The veteran's farewell. Enlist now! / Frank Dadd 1914 ; printed by Str...

Poster showing a veteran bidding farewell to a soldier, as others set off in the background.

The thin khaki line keeps the fate of Belgium from your hearth and home. Get into khaki now!

The thin khaki line keeps the fate of Belgium from your hearth and hom...

Poster shows soldiers with rifle in silhouette. Title from item.

We will uphold the priceless gem of liberty ... shall we help to crush tyranny?

We will uphold the priceless gem of liberty ... shall we help to crush...

Poster shows soldier standing at attention, framed by two Union Jacks. French language version: POS - Can .A01, no. 32. Title from item.

"C" Battery Royal Canadian horse artillery require good men for immediate overseas service Apply at once, 143 Peel St., Montreal

"C" Battery Royal Canadian horse artillery require good men for immedi...

Poster shows Canadian soldiers riding horses on battlefield. Title from item.

Your king & country need you to maintain the honour and glory of the British Empire / Lawson Wood '14 ; Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd., Color Printers, Edinr. & London.

Your king & country need you to maintain the honour and glory of the B...

Poster showing an old veteran, wearing his decorations, shaking hands with a young soldier. Caption: A chip of the old block. Copyright by Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd. Poster no. 18. Title from item.

"Get into khaki"; we are doing our bit / H.M. Burton.

"Get into khaki"; we are doing our bit / H.M. Burton.

Poster shows an Australian soldier with rifle in one hand gesturing toward other soldiers in battle. Title from item.

Britain's strong arm, and yours, will carry us through. Enlist now / Printed by The Clerkenwell Press, Ltd., 76 & 78 Clerkenwell Rd., London, E.C.

Britain's strong arm, and yours, will carry us through. Enlist now / P...

Poster is text only. Wt. 9488 30M. 12/14. Poster no. 28. Title from item.

He did his duty - will you? U.S. Marines - join for active service land and sea / / PW.

He did his duty - will you? U.S. Marines - join for active service lan...

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing half-length portrait of George Dewey. Poster caption continues: "No finer military organization than the Marine Corps exists in the world" George Dewey, Admiral of the Na... More

Men wanted for the army / Michael P. Whelan.

Men wanted for the army / Michael P. Whelan.

U.S. Army recruiting poster showing officers and soldiers sending or receiving information through wireless and signal flags, other soldiers position and prepare to fire a cannon. Form no. 401. A.G.O.

"All in the day's work" Enlist in the United States Marine Corps for interesting duty - land, sea, or sky / / Ch. Gatchell.

"All in the day's work" Enlist in the United States Marine Corps for i...

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing recruits engaged in various activities at a Marine Corps training camp.

The first line of defense needs you - enlist in the Navy / H. Shirer.

The first line of defense needs you - enlist in the Navy / H. Shirer.

U.S. Navy recruitment poster showing a ship at sea. Issued by City of Boston Committee on Public Safety.

The veteran's farewell. Enlist now! / Frank Dadd 1914 ; Printed by Petty & Sons (Leeds) Ltd., Leeds & London.

The veteran's farewell. Enlist now! / Frank Dadd 1914 ; Printed by Pet...

Poster showing a veteran bidding farewell to a soldier, as others set off in the background.

U.S. Marines - serve America on land and sea

U.S. Marines - serve America on land and sea

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing marine with a rifle patrolling docks.

The famous 13th, 42nd, and 73rd battalions C.E.F. Royal Highlanders of Canada, allied with the Black Watch

The famous 13th, 42nd, and 73rd battalions C.E.F. Royal Highlanders of...

Poster shows recruiting announcement on a Union Jack. Title from item.

Be up-to-date - be a U.S. Marine First to change the old campaign hat for the modern helmet / / W.A. Rogers.

Be up-to-date - be a U.S. Marine First to change the old campaign hat ...

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing a marine putting on a helmet as he looks over a barricade of sandbags on which a rifle rests. Courtesy New York Herald.

The Klan wants you

The Klan wants you

Poster showing Uncle Sam pointing finger, modeled on James Montgomery Flagg's "I want you for the U.S. Army."

The regular - ready! He was - he is - he will be Enlist for the infantry or in one of the other twelve branches / / Gordon Grant.

The regular - ready! He was - he is - he will be Enlist for the infant...

U.S. Army recruiting poster showing a soldier standing with gun ready, with a wreath in the background.

"England expects every man to do his duty" and join the army to-day / H.T. & Co.

"England expects every man to do his duty" and join the army to-day / ...

Poster is text only, with small armorial device of King George V. Poster no. 1. W 7810-14. Title from item.

U.S. Marines - first to fight in France for freedom Enlist with the "soldiers of the sea" / / F.C. Yohn.

U.S. Marines - first to fight in France for freedom Enlist with the "s...

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing a group of marines rushing into battle carrying the American flag and the flag of the Marine Corps.

Rally round the flag. Every fit man wanted / L.S. & Co.

Rally round the flag. Every fit man wanted / L.S. & Co.

Poster is text only, with small British flag at top. Poster no. 2. W. 8839 12/14. Title from item.

Join the U.S. Marine Corps Soldiers of the sea!

Join the U.S. Marine Corps Soldiers of the sea!

U.S. Marine Corps recruitment poster showing a soldier holding a rifle and standing in the bow of a small boat.

Come now! With the 173rd Overseas Battalion, Canadian Highlanders

Come now! With the 173rd Overseas Battalion, Canadian Highlanders

Poster shows a soldier playing bagpipes. Title from item.

U.S. Marines - active service - land, sea, air

U.S. Marines - active service - land, sea, air

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing marine with a rifle patrolling docks.

Forward! To victory with the 245 Overseas Canadian Grenadier Guards Battalion

Forward! To victory with the 245 Overseas Canadian Grenadier Guards Ba...

Poster shows soldiers charging forward under the number 245.

The new armies. More men are needed at once. Complete the second half-million and ensure success abroad and safety at home. [...]

The new armies. More men are needed at once. Complete the second half-...

War Office, 19th October, 1914. Poster is text only, with small arms and monogram of King George V above. Title from item.

To arms! / L. Ravenhill.

To arms! / L. Ravenhill.

Poster showing "Recruiting-Sergeant Punch" gesturing and standing in front of a broadside, mostly indistinct but reading, "Wanted. 500,000 men for the Army... Recruiting office... Kitchener." Caption: Recruitin... More

Here is opportunity See the world, serve your country, save your money.

Here is opportunity See the world, serve your country, save your money...

U.S. Navy recruitment poster showing a sailor pointing to a billboard while encouraging a young man to "join the navy and see the world"; also includes list of occupations available in the navy, reasons for joi... More

Are you one of Kitchener's own?

Are you one of Kitchener's own?

Poster shows portrait of Lord Kitchener with Union Jack as a background. Title from item.

The scrap of paper - Prussia's perfidy - Britain's bond [...] Enlist to-day / Hanbury, Tomsett & Co., London, N.W.

The scrap of paper - Prussia's perfidy - Britain's bond [...] Enlist t...

Poster showing signatures and seals on a treaty, with lengthy text. Text continues: The Treaty of 1839 (which the German Chancellor tore up, remarking that it was only "a scrap of paper") said: "Belgium....shal... More

Enlist in the Navy follow the boys in blue for home and country / / G. Wright.

Enlist in the Navy follow the boys in blue for home and country / / G....

U.S. Navy recruitment poster showing civilian men in queue receiving their navy gear and boarding a battleship.

Join me - the first to fight on land and sea - U.S. Marines

Join me - the first to fight on land and sea - U.S. Marines

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing bust portrait of a marine with a rifle. Poster caption continues: Apply at 429 Custom House Building, Baltimore, Md.

"Help!" - World War I poster

"Help!" - World War I poster

Red Cross recruitment poster showing a Red Cross nurse dragging a wounded soldier from the battlefield.

U.S. Marines - "Soldiers of the sea" / Bruce Moore.

U.S. Marines - "Soldiers of the sea" / Bruce Moore.

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing marines in a landing party; also shows a series of views of marines engaged in training, educational, and recreational activities. Poster includes reproduction of paintin... More

The army wants you

The army wants you

Title from item. "Poster Verkerke Reprodukties NV ... silkscreened in the Netherlands." Published in: Prop art / Gary Yanker. New York : Darien House, 1972. Gift; Gary Yanker; 1975-1983.

Follow me! Your country needs you / Elk ; Printed by Hill, Siffken & Co. (L.P.A. Ltd.), Grafton Works, London, N.

Follow me! Your country needs you / Elk ; Printed by Hill, Siffken & C...

Poster showing a half-length portrait of a soldier. Poster no. 11. W. 8105 25 M. 11/14. Title from item.

Enlistment in the regular army. Height now reduced to normal standard for infantry of the line.

Enlistment in the regular army. Height now reduced to normal standard ...

Text continues: Conditions till further orders: Height - 5 ft. 3 ins. and upwards. Chest - 34 1/2 ins at least. Age - 19 to 38 years. Poster is text only. 5th November, 1914. W 7532-3692 50,000 11/14 HWV. Title... More

The U.S. Marines want you

The U.S. Marines want you

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing half-length portrait of marine gesturing with hand against red, white, and blue banners in the background.

Jump into your place in the Sportsman's Company of the Irish Canadian Rangers

Jump into your place in the Sportsman's Company of the Irish Canadian ...

Poster shows a man with a shamrock on his track suit jumping over a group of soldiers. Emblem of Overseas Irish Canadian Rangers on left side of poster. Title from item.

U.S. Marines - "Soldiers of the sea" / Bruce Moore.

U.S. Marines - "Soldiers of the sea" / Bruce Moore.

U.S. Marines recruitment poster showing marines in a landing party.

Men of the empire to arms! God save the king! / H.W. & V., Ld.

Men of the empire to arms! God save the king! / H.W. & V., Ld.

Text continues: "We are fighting for a worthy purpose, and we shall not lay down our arms until that purpose has been fully achieved." The King. Poster is text only, with small armorial device of King George V.... More

His Majesty's Coldstream Guards / Ernest Ibbetson, '14.

His Majesty's Coldstream Guards / Ernest Ibbetson, '14.

Recruiting poster for the Cold Stream Guards shows various uniforms worn by the Guards. In each corner are vignettes of the Guards on duty in London and on each side is listed the campaigns in which the Guards ... More

Men wanted for the army / Michael P. Whelan.

Men wanted for the army / Michael P. Whelan.

U.S. Army recruiting poster showing an officer standing with a soldier next to an artillery battery manned by two men at a fort.