WWI Women's Posters

During World War One there was not a lot of emphasis on enticing women to join the military. Nurses were the principal focus in terms of recruiting. The Navy and Marine posters using Howard Chandler Christy illustrations of women in uniform were designed to recruit men, not women. Many of the posters inviting women to join were simply printed messages saying they were needed and listing an office address. In spite of "low level" recruiting over fifty thousand women accepted the challenge and served America both in uniform and with civilian agencies in WWI.

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