Warning Careless Poster
- Poster in metal frame
- 20 X 28 inches
Artist L. N. Britton (1858-1934) created this 1917 World War I poster warning those at home that careless work on their part could result in accidents and injuries to those overseas.
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.