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Poster: Fight World Famine
Poster: Fight World Famine - Enlist in The Boys' Working Reserve
27 5/8 x 19 in. (70.2 x 48.3 cm)
Full Title:Poster: Fight World Famine - Enlist in The Boys' Working Reserve
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Found in collection and acquired through the New York Museum Property Act
Location: Not currently on view
America's youth were encouraged to participate in supporting the war. Groups like the Boys' Working Reserve and the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Land Service Committee trained young men and women to relieve the labor shortage on America's farms.
In Fight World Famine, a young farmer of the Boys' Working Reserve wards off threatening vultures with his pitchfork. More soldier than farmer; his heroism is evident in the fearless and singular battle he wages amidst apocalyptic surroundings.
[Gallery label text, 2006]
Printed for the U.S. Employment Service, Department of Labor, Baltimore
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 BFA3365, suppl. 11; George Theofiles, "American Posters of World War I," New York: Dafran House Publishers, Inc., 1973, fig. 299, p. 211; "Posters of World War I and World War II in the George C. Marshall Research Foundation," Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1979, cat. no. 140, p. 62.
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