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Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in; 39.37 cm x 29.845 cm
Object Name:
Poster
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Concrete Ammunition / Second Line Defense. American World War I poster by artist Gerrit A. Beneker, 1918. Depicted is an African American man pushing a wheelbarrow through a construction site. Printed on reverse is a propoganda leaflet. In the first section, titled "Work or Fight," workers are encouraged to build an Army Supply Base in the best possible time. In the second section, titled "This is War War," workers are told that "working a ten hour day in the hot sun... takes guts"
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Alfred Marston Tozzer
ID Number:
AF.74266M
Catalog number:
74266M
Accession number:
291785
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_447846