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Poster: Lend Your Strength to the Red Triangle
Poster: Lend Your Strength to the Red Triangle - Help the "Y" Help the Fighters Fight - United War Work Campaign - November 11 to 18

1918
27 1/4 x 19 13/16 in. (69.2 x 50.3 cm)

Adrian Gil Spear
American (1885 - 1965)

Full Title:Poster: Lend Your Strength to the Red Triangle - Help the "Y" Help the Fighters Fight - United War Work Campaign - November 11 to 18
Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Color lithograph
Credit Line: Found in collection and acquired through the New York Museum Property Act
Accession Number: 2022.25
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Location: Not currently on view

Twentieth century warfare demands that the blood of the soldier must be mingled with from three to five parts of the sweat of the men in the factories, mills, mines, and fields.
- Howard Coffin, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1915

The dependence upon American workers to support the war effort was great. In Lend Your Strength, a factory worker's musculature embodies the country's physical strength. The worker casts a soldier's shadow, correlating the sweat in the factories with the blood on the battlefield.

[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. Strong BFA2920, p. 118

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