5988 Shares

World War I propaganda poster?

World War I propaganda poster? Topic: World War I propaganda poster?
July 18, 2019 / By Helen
Question: For my history class, I have to do a presentation on propaganda posters that were promoted during WWI. Can someone tell me and give me details of what this poster is saying and promoting please?
Best Answer

Best Answers: World War I propaganda poster?

Duana Duana | 6 days ago
Let's break it down into bite-size portions so you understand what's going on: First and foremost, the poster is informing the public that the US Navy needed recruits. It shows an able-bodied American of suitable enlistment age reading a newspaper. What dominated US and World news coverage in that era? The First World War. The sailor is shown appealing to the citizen's patriotism to answer his country's call to arms. And the caption tells viewers that instead of just reading about others making history (and reading about it in the daily papers) they should personally participate in making history by enlisting the US Navy. In simplest terms, that's what's going on in that old American recruiting poster.
👍 260 | 👎 6
Did you like the answer? World War I propaganda poster? Share with your friends
Duana Originally Answered: World War Propaganda Posters?
poster one 1. women are saving used household items in order to aid the war and have them probably recycled and put to use. 2 . women who usually were thought of as mostly housewives at the time could aid the war and help the men who were fighting by cleaning thief houses and using old scraps in order to supply the war. it gives the idea that women are not just sitting at home but they can actually be a part of the war effort. 3. it would have been effective to women as it would give them a task to accomplish while their husbands were fighting in the war or family members were fighting. they would feel more American have an active input in stopping the Nazis poster two 1. the top hand it a Nazi hand and the bottom hand is im pretty sure a Japanese hand by the flag symbols. the hand are trying to take over the the child and corrupt it I guess and the mother is trying to protect her child from the evil. 2. the who countries we were fighting would take America over and our children would become Germans or Japanese and we don't want that at all. if we buy war bonds we can help the war and keep America American. 3. the poster would have been affective at getting mostly women to fear for their children and think of what would happen if we lost. they would personally have a reason to not want us to lose and to stop the Nazis and japan.

Cearra Cearra
Number one, it's not propaganda. Propaganda is something that is false and spread for political or military reasons. This is a promotional poster seeking for volunteers to join the Us Navy in World War 1. The picture is meant to be evocative: in this case, it is urging a civilian in a suit, casually reading about the war in a newspaper- another man in uniform, perhaps his alter-ego, urges him to join the Navy and be a part of the action rather than reading about it. His Navy uniform indicates he is a sailor, and his arm is raised to the personification of Liberty holding an American Flag. The poster, through this figure, is evoking the man's sense of duty and patriotism. The figure of Liberty as a female, goddess-like, is reminiscent of Eugene Delacroix's famous "Leading the People", which may have influenced this artist as it did the sculptors of the Statue of Liberty in N.Y. harbor. Some background on the poster: It was painted by James Montgomery Flagg and printed by The H.C. Miner Litho. Co. N.Y. in 1917. Some background on the painting, including a high-resolution tiff image (46 mb): http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001700... The painting is famous, and prints are sold through Amazon. I added an un-cropped copy of the poster from the Library of Congress. Interestingly, the recruiting station specified is near Madison Square in Manhattan, not far from the famous Flatiron building- it is now a Subway sandwich shop.
👍 110 | 👎 5

Annetta Annetta
This poster, one of the most famous of that war, is simply telling the viewer that young gentlemen should beware being harassed by naval personnel on shore leave and perhaps contracting venereal diseases from them.
👍 105 | 👎 4

Wynne Wynne
It's pretty basic; it says you should get off your butt and enlist. It just has a very dramatic way of telling you to do so. *make history, sonny, america needs you*
👍 100 | 👎 3

Wynne Originally Answered: Was television used as propaganda during the first World War?
It wasn't much good for WW1 propaganda -- because it hadn't been invented yet. Same with WWII. There might have been a few receivers around, but they didn't start appearing in homes until the late 1940s and early 1950s. I remember one Stewart-Warner model with a 12-inch screen that my rich cousins bought in 1949. WOW, we all said. BTW, that TV cost $800. At the time, my father who worked for the city as a property assessor made $190 a MONTH! In those days you could live on that salary, but you sure couldn't buy a TV on it

If you have your own answer to the question World War I propaganda poster?, then you can write your own version, using the form below for an extended answer.