Industrial Division

Title Industrial Division
Creator United War Work Campaign
Date 1918
Format 17 x 23.5 in
Description The United War Work Campaign was a specific fundraising initiative organized by seven prominent non-profit organizations to raise $170,000,000 between November 11 and November 18, 1918. These dates are noteworthy because they show that the campaign officially began on the day that WWI ended with the signing of the Armistice agreement; however, fundraising did continue after the war ended to rebuild Europe and mitigate the unimaginable destruction. This poster by an unknown artist features a brightly colored Uncle Sam standing between a sailor hoisting an American flag and a soldier raising his hat with a rifle on his shoulder. The two young men are made to represent all of “UNCLE SAM’S BOYS,” and the poster implores workers to donate their pay to the fundraising drive.
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