Children and war stamps World War I poster, 1917

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Children and war stamps World War I poster, 1917

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Description

A patriotic poster created during World War I is entitled, "Boys and girls! You can help your Uncle Sam win the war - save your quarters, buy War Savings Stamps."

Created by artist James Montgomery Flagg, it shows how children were encouraged to help in the war effort by purchasing war stamps. Flagg was a summer resident of Biddeford Pool.

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About This Item

  • Title: Children and war stamps World War I poster, 1917
  • Creator: Flagg, James Montgomery
  • Creation Date: 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1917
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 102 cm x 76 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 463, World War I poster collection, #1033
  • Collection: WPA broadsides relating to Maine, Massachusetts, and World War I
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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