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World War I propaganda posters

Wake up, America!

Americans were not eager to enter the war, and Americans of German ancestry tended to support Germany, not Britain and France. The government’s first task was to convince citizens that they must support the war effort without reservation. Here, a woman clad in the stars and stripes represents America and American liberty.

Poster by James Montgomery Flagg, 1917.

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