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Gustrine, Charles (fl. 1918) True Sons of Freedom

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09121 Author/Creator: Gustrine, Charles (fl. 1918) Place Written: Chicago, Ilinois Type: Posters Date: 1918 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: True Sons of Freedom broadside by Charles Gustrine, Chicago, Illinois. Depicts a regiment of African American soldiers gallantly assaulting a line of Germans with the spirit of Abraham Lincoln looking on approvingly.


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: World War I, Recruitment, Presidents, African American History, African American Troops, Propaganda, Progressive Era

Sub Era: World War One