Friday, September 29, 2006

American Civil War Poster

I came across this wonderful poster (The Rebellion, Its Cause and Cure) which promotes: A meeting for a free discussion of the Great Principle involved in the present War for the Union to be held on September 24th [1862] at the Wigwam, which I'd suspect was a tavern or bar of that time. I'd guess that this meeting would've been a recruitment session to encourage Haverstraw natives to join the Union army since several Union regiments included recruits from the village. Haverstraw and its environs played an especially important role in Revolutionary War history and this poster indicates that her sons continued to serve faithfully the Union cause.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

IRA War Poster from 1969

Interesting war poster from the Irish-British conflict in the late 60s.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

"Keep Mum... She's not dumb!" War Poster

Careless Talk Costs Lives. The most famous, and controversial, spy of World War One was Mata Hari - actually Margaretha Geertruida Zelle McLeod - a Dutch born woman who carried embellishment and exotic stripping to an art form. But was she ever really a spy? So many myths and legends have surrounded her past that it's hard to tell reality from mystery. She was an admitted courtesan, was not as she invented, an exotic dancer from India, and she was shot by the French as a spy on October 15th 1917. Historians now say that her principal French accuser was in reality a spy for the Germans and that her death was as much a needless charade as were her bumbled attempts at spying.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"Produce for Victory" War Poster

"France will live again... in liberty-equality-fraternity. Thanks, America... together we will bring back our freedom... and you shall keep your freedom forever!"

Friday, September 08, 2006

Make Haste Safely War Poster

America is the loser, too- when avoidable accidents stop production, says the U.S. Army.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Someone Talked!

Winner in the National War Poster Competition.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Designed for Living

"Take care of your gasmask, don't use it as a knapsack or pillow." Great war poster from World War Two.