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Calling Every Man, Woman and Child!: American World War I Posters

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Poster: Books Wanted for Our Men in Camp And "Over There"
Books Wanted For Our Men In Camp And "Over There" - Take Your Gifts To The Public Library

1918
41 3/4 x 28 in. (106 x 71.1 cm)

Charles Buckles Falls
American (1874 - 1959)

Full Title:Books Wanted For Our Men In Camp And "Over There" - Take Your Gifts To The Public Library
Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Color lithograph
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1971.77
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Location: Not currently on view

The vertical, smiling soldier in Books Wanted highlights the soldier's intellectual and emotional needs. Falls was a master at using composition, color and text to make his posters to convey a message.

[Gallery label text, 2006]

Bibliography
For general references, see "War Poster Collections: Strong, Garrett, Taber, Fisk, Wright, Turnbull, McClenahan [and] Miscellaneous Collections," Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library, 1919, cat. no. Taber BFA2139, p. 70; Maurice Rickards, “Posters of the First World War,” New York: Walker and Company, 1968, cat. no. 200; George Theofiles, "American Posters of World War I," New York: Dafran House Publishers, Inc., 1973, fig. 277, p. 197; Walton Rawls, “Wake up, America!: World War I and the American poster," New York : Abbeville Press, 1988, p. 158.

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Web Links See links to web pages and lesson plans
World War I Posters Lesson Plan Lesson plan around MAG's collection of World War I posters
War Service Library Book Describes the American Library Association program that furnished books to sailors & soldiers during WWI.


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