Join the Marines Canvas Print
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 11 X 14 inches
- Artist Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952)
This poster shows a half-length portrait of a woman in military uniform, a trench warfare scene, troops carrying the U.S. flag and the flag of the Marines. It was created as recruiting and enlistment material for World War I, in 1915. Our canvas print, scaled-down version of this artwork makes it a great 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.