overall: 15 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in; 39.37 cm x 29.845 cm
1917 - 1918
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"