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WWI United War Work Campaign Poster by Ernest Hamlin Baker, Rare

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an original World War 1 Poster of "United Behind the Service Star" by illustrator Ernest Hamlin Baker for the United War Work Campaign

The United War Work Campaign was started when President Woodrow Wilson suggested uniting the separate American relief organizations to raise funds for providing entertainment for American troops abroad in World War 1. 

With a goal of raising $170,500,000 during the week of November 11, 1918, this was the biggest drive for funds ever attempted at the time. 

Seven non-governmental organizations participated in this campaign and are 
listed at the bottom of the poster: Young Men's Christian Association, National 
Catholic War Council, Jewish Welfare Board, Salvation Army, War Camp 
Community Service, American Library Association, Young Women's Christian 

Above the organization's emblems are seven soldiers standing in the foreground
and holding flags representing the seven organizations that compose the United
War Work Campaign. In the background are soldiers marching and an American flag.
All beautifully illustrated by Ernest Hamlin Baker (1889-1975) who was a self 
taught illustrator from Rhode Island. In his lifetime he produced over three hundred 
covers for Time Magazine, eleven covers for Fortune Magazine and became 
involved in Works Progress Association programs during the 1930s.
This poster is a great World War 1 period example for someone's collection.

20" x 14 1/2"

Age related condition. There is minor fading of color and two stains near the top left 
corner. There are no tears or creases throughout the poster. 
Please see all photos for complete description.

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