Not Just Hats Off to the Flag Canvas Print
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 11 X 14 inches
- Artist Alfred Herbert Palmer (1853-1932)
This poster shows a man with munitions, rolling up his sleeves, as he gazes at a crowd saluting the American flag in the distance. It was created in 1917 in support of the war effort and the economic & industrial aspects of World War I. Our canvas print, scaled-down version of this artwork makes a great historical piece for home or office.
During World War I, many branches of the federal government used posters to urge Americans to support the war effort. In a time without radio, TV, or the Internet, posters were an inexpensive way to deliver powerful messages to millions of people. The government hired well-known artists to create designs that unified the American people. Posters continued to be published during World War II, and new posters are still in production. The National Archives holds close to 20,000 posters produced by military and civilian agencies.