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WWI Lithographic Poster, Victory Girl  


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$1,480.00
DESCRIPTION: E. (Edward) P. (Penfield) WWI patriotic lithographic poster, "Every Girl Pulling for Victory", featuring a young woman rowing a boat named “VICTORY.” Caption at base reads, “VICTORY GIRLS, UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN.” Signed lower left; very good condition, no fading or defects visible. DIMENSIONS: 27 1/2" H x 22 1/4" W.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: The United War Work Campaign was a joint effort undertaken by seven voluntary organizations active during World War I: the National War Work Council of the YMCA, the War Work Council of the YWCA, the National Catholic War Council (Knights of Columbus), the Jewish Welfare Board, the War Camp Community Service, the American Library Association, and the Salvation Army. The aim of the campaign was for these seven organizations to raise at least $170,500,000 in subscriptions and pledges during the week of November 11–18, 1918, to help boost American soldiers’ morale and provide them with recreational activities.

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