Poster: The Sword is Drawn...The Navy Upholds It!
42 1/16 x 28 1/16 in. (106.8 x 71.3 cm)
(Warren, OH, 1856 - 1919, New York, NY)
Medium and Support:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. E. Henry Keutmann
Location: Not currently on view
Columbia (the female personification of the United States of America) is strong and powerful in this Navy recruiting poster. The bold and graphic style of the poster contributes to the sense of her overwhelming presence.
[Gallery label text, 2006]
For general references, see George Theofiles, "American Posters of World War I," New York: Dafran House Publishers, Inc., 1973, fig. 42, p. 46; Walton Rawls, “Wake up, America!: World War I and the American poster," New York : Abbeville Press, 1988, pp. 22-23.
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Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 2000--.
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