Poster: The Girl on the Land Serves the Nation's Need - Apply Y.W.C.A.
Poster: The Girl on the Land Serves the Nation's Need - Apply Y.W.C.A. - Land Service Committee
24 3/4 x 30 in. (62.9 x 76.2 cm)
(Brooklyn, NY, 1866 - 1925, Beacon, NY)
Full Title:Poster: The Girl on the Land Serves the Nation's Need - Apply Y.W.C.A. - Land Service Committee
Medium and Support:
Marion Stratton Gould Fund
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 The Girl on the Land, artist Edward Penfield emphasizes the serenity of the scene with cool, bucolic greens and yellows. Far from the battlefield, America's young women serve their nation's need for food production through camaraderie and mutual support.
[Gallery label text, 2006]
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 BFA2665, p. 103; George Theofiles, "American Posters of World War I," New York: Dafran House Publishers, Inc., 1973, fig. 211, p. 153; David Gibson, "Designed to Persuade: The Graphic Art of Edward Penfield," Yonkers, N.Y. : Hudson River Museum, 1984, p. 32.
Lord's Gallery, Ltd., London; purchased by the Gallery in 1972
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Article Title: Poster Show.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, New York: Memorial Art Gallery, 1935-1995.
Volume Number: 38,
Issue Number: 5.
Issue Date: January 1973.
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