World War I and II Poster Collection

The World War I and II posters are part of the Oversize Collection, which consists of unbound items from various Regional History Center collections that are too large to store in regular archival boxes. The Oversize Collection contains five major groups of documents: posters and broadsides, photographs and prints, maps, newspapers, and certificates.

The war poster collection contains 629 posters from World Wars I and II depicting recruiting, morale, propaganda, and production incentive. A full listing of the World War I and II posters can be accessed in the PDF inventory.

More information about the Poster Collection can be found in the collection's finding aid.

We must fight two foes Two battlefields Abroad At home
Harley Davis, We must fight two foes. The German enemy abroad and the germ enemy at home. 1,500 Illinois soldiers have been sent home because they have tuberculosis. There will be more. They deserve the best care that is possible to provide. They offered to die for us - it is our duty to give for them. ... 100,000 additional cases of tuberculosis exist in Illinois' civilian population. Scores of them are to be found in this county. They are dying because there is no hospital to which they may go for renewed health. They are spreading this disease. You or some member of your family may be the next victim. Meet this danger to yourself, your family, your neighborhood and your county by voting: For the levy of a tax for a county tuberculosis sanitarium. The cost to you--The price of one square meal a year.
The next to go Fight tuberculosis!
The next to go. Fight tuberculosis! Red Cross Christmas seal campaign
Are you worth dying for? Out of the fight
Harley Davis, Are you worth dying for? Our of the fight. Enroute home to enter tuberculosis sanitarium. Permanently injured enroute home. Our men are dying in France for you and yours. They are being killed by bullets and disease. Tuberculosis stalks in the trenches while shells burst overhead. There are 300,000 consumptives in Illinois. Help them in their fight for life. Help our sick soldiers and families here at home. Help protect yourself from tuberculosis. Buy Red Cross seals. Buy them early. Buy them often. They cost one cent.
Grand Military Ball Monday night May 19th, 1919 at Wardman Park Inn
Fredrick Duncan, Grand military ball Monday night May 19th at Wardman Park Inn for the benefit of The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army gives doughnuts and coffee to the boys over there...
Wm. Meade Prince, The Salvation Army gives doughnuts and coffee to the boys over there-Have you made your contribution yet?
Come to the club Central Soldiers and Sailor's Club
Juanita Hamel, Come to the club. War Camp Community Service. Central Soldiers' & Sailors' Club. 207 W. Washington St. Chicago. Conducted by the War Recreation Board of Illinois, 120 W. Adams St. Chicago
The Salvation Army Help them to help our boys
Scott Ethridge, The Salvation Army. Help them to help our boys
Care for her through the YWCA
Adolph Treidler, For every fighter a woman worker. Care for her through the YWCA. United War Work Campaign
"Encircle the camps with hospitality" Soldiers and Sailors ever welcome ...
Lawrence Kennedy, War Camp Community Service. "Encircle the camps with hospitality." Soldiers and sailors ever welcome where you see this emblem. War Recreation Board of Illinois. 120 West Adams Street, Chicago
Mothers! Wives! Friends! of soldiers and sailors Hearty welcome at the Y.W.C.A.
Baldurn, Mothers! Wives! Friends! of soldiers and sailors, hearty welcome at the Y. W. C. A. Hostess House, 12 West 51st Street, New York City, 15 minutes from Grand Central or Pennsylvania Station. Lodging--Sightseeing and shopping service. Information--Permanent cable address.
For your boy
Arthur William Brown, For your boy
"Now help them at home!" Sept. 22 - 29
"Now help them at home!" Sept. 22-29, The Salvation Army
U.S.A. S.A. Rest room, soldiers and sailors welcome
Hazel Frazee, U.S.A. S.A. Rest room, soldiers and sailors welcom. Turn your dollars to doughnuts thru the Salvation Army
Knowledge wins
Dan Smith, Knowledge wins. Public library books are free
Where do you stand? These favor The Salvation Army War Fund ... These oppose ...
Where do you stand? These favor the Salvation Army War Fund, President Wilson, Secretary of War Baker, ... These oppose the Salvation Army War Fund, Kaiser Wilhelm, Hun Crown Prince, ... and all those who think more of saving dollars than they do of saving American soldiers. Choose this day your company.
The Salvation Army furnishes doughnuts to doughboys
The Salvation Army furnishes doughnuts to doughboys in the front line trenches. Now operating 600 huts, hostels and rest rooms for soldiers and sailors. $5,000,000 fund now being raised. Give your share today
The Salvation Army welcomes soldiers and sailors to 550 huts hostels and rest rooms ...
The Salvation Army welcomes soldiers and sailors to 550 huts hostels and rest rooms now in operation. $2,000,000 fund now being raised. Give your share today.
Subscribe! $1 for 6 months
Subscribe! $1 for 6 months. Send money or check to 907 City Hall Square Bldg. Chicago
Noblesse Oblige! Support the Y.W.C.A. fund
WCS, Noblesse Oblige! Support the Y.W.C.A. Fund
"The spirit with which our soldiers leave America..." Woodrow Wilson
"The spirit with which our soldiers leave America and their efficiency on the battle fronts of Europe will be vitally affected by the character of the environment surrounding our military training camps." --Woodrow Wilson. Local Campaign for the War Camp Community Recreation Fund, under the auspices of War Department and Navy Department Commissions on Training Camp Activities, officially represented in War-Camp Community Work by the Playground and Recreation Association of America.