American Red Cross "Join" poster, ca. 1917

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American Red Cross "Join" poster, ca. 1917

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The American Red Cross was a comparatively small organization at the outset of World War I, even still when the United States joined the war in 1917. The American Red Cross successfully encouraged membership and support to meet the challenges it faced during the war, as well as the Spanish Flu Pandemic.

Between 1917 and 1919, the organization increased tremendously. According to the American Red Cross, "by the war’s end, nearly one-third of the U.S. population was either a donor to the Red Cross or serving as a volunteer."

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  • Title: American Red Cross "Join" poster, ca. 1917
  • Creator: American Red Cross
  • Creation Date: circa 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1917
  • Media: lithograph
  • Local Code: 2017.600.224
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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