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Title
Wake up America day
Creator
Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960, artist
Date Created and/or Issued
1917
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Prints and Ephemera
Rights Information
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Description
Prints, advertising; Image of a woman wearing a tricorne hat acting as town crier and carrying an American flag and lantern in upraised hands; the poster promotes "Wake Up, America day" on April 19, 1917, a recruiting campaign for Americans during World War I that was celebrated on the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington in the American Revolutionary War.
Date based on date of event. "James Montgomery Flagg"--text, artist's signature on stone, bottom right of image. "April 19 / 1917"--text, bottom right of image.
Type
image
Extent
1 lithograph : color printed ; overall 104.14 x 71.28 cm (41 x 28 1/16 in.)
Identifier
priWWI_L_130
414732
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p9539coll1/id/23581
Subject
Advertising--Recruiting and enlistment
Flags--Pictorial works
Patriotism--United States
World War, 1914-1918--Recruiting & enlistment--United States
Historical
Lithographs--Color--1900-1925. (gmgpc)
War posters--American--1910-1920. (gmgpc)
Source
Huntington Collection
World War I
Your Country Calls
Prints and Ephemera, Huntington Digital Library

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