Back our Girls Over There YWCA World War I Advertising Poster


Genre: World War I
Artist: Clarence Frederick Underwood
Year Printed: c. 1917
Size: 28 x 21.5"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original Back our Girls Over There Y.W.C.A.. WW1 antique poster: Linen-backed original Beautiful Y.W.C.A. Telephone operator sitting at the control panel switches while the soldiers march by in the background. Beautifully printed and in good condition. Y.W.C.A.'s poster for the United War Work Campaign shows a young woman seated at a switchboard with soldiers in the background. Some horizontal stress creases in the poster were made flat by the linen backing. This YMCA poster by Clarence F. Underwood (1871-1929) illustrates a Signal Corps worker. Known as “Hello Girls” these women wore military uniforms and conformed to military law but were considered civilian military employees. During World War I, the YWCA was the only women’s organization of the seven ultimately affiliated with the government’s Commission on Training Camp Activities (CTCA), and the only one fully dedicated to serving women. Antique posters are 'pictures of persuasion,' as we might call them, and offer a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for us to understand. The poster is a familiar part of our world, and we intuitively understand its role as propaganda, promotion, announcement, or advertisement." This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. The Vintage Poster has been working with collectors worldwide, helping them with their original vintage poster collections. Our posters come with a . We stand behind the description and condition of the vintage posters shown on the website. The Vintage Poster is an IVPDA-certified vintage poster dealer. Available online to you 24/7. Consider The Vintage Poster your expert resource for your antique posters. You will be glad you did! We are glad to assist you. Our current inventory is online and is updated frequently. To purchase, add the item(s) to your cart and check out. They will be delivered to your door. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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