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Liberty Loan Committee "These Men Are Doing Their Part--Let Us Do Ours"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09806.05 Author/Creator: Liberty Loan Committee Place Written: New York, New York Type: Poster Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 poster ; 52 x 42.9 cm. Order a Copy

One poster entitled, "The Road to France He is Keeping It Open-- The Road to Berlin--The Guns that Do It--He is Making Them" printed by Liberty Loan Committee. Text aligns with portraits of three types of men aiding Allied forces during World War I; a U.S. navyman, a soldier from the Army and an engineer. Portraits signed by the artist Jame Montgomery Flagg.

World War I took place between 1914 to 1918 between the Allied and Central Powers and resulted in over 10 million military deaths.

James Montgomery Flagg was an American illustrator who worked for the Saturday Evening Post. His most famous work was during World War I which was the "I Want You," poster where a cartoon Uncle Sam points at the viewer.

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