Men wanted for the Army...[coastal artillery]

Place North & Central America: United States of America
Accession Number ARTV06142
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 103 x 71.5 cm; sheet: 100.4 x 68.6 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description lithograph on paper
Maker Whelan, Michael P
US Army
American Lithographic Company
Place made United States of America
Date made c.1909
Conflict Period 1900-1909

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Recruitment poster issued by the United States Army prior to the First World War. One of a series produced featuring colour reproductions of paintings by Michael Whelan. This one is a depiction of soldiers manning a coastal artillery gun. In the foreground an Army officer is talking to a U.S. Marine Corps officer. The image takes up the whole with the title text ' Men Wanted for the Army' printed in red ink overlayed in the upper right. Further text printed in black ink is positioned in the white border across the bottom of the poster. Space is available across the bottom for local recruitment station details to be added.

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