138 – U.S. Army Teaches a Trade

138 – U.S. Army Teaches a Trade

Norman Rockwell
c. 1919
Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post (1919)
Oil on canvas

Cultural Connections

During WWI, the Division of Pictorial Policy asked famed illustrator and Society of Illustrator president, Charles Dana Gibson to reach out to his fellow artists for images that would help the war effort. These artists created posters that inspired the nation to enlist and purchase war bonds with graphic designs that elicited emotions of fear and patriotism in all ages. James Montgomery Flagg’s iconic image of Uncle Sam is still used today.

I want you

I Want You by James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960)

Beat Back the Hun

Beat back the HUN by Fred Strothman (1879-1958)

Weapons for Liberty

Weapons for Liberty – U.S.A. Bonds
by J. C. Leyendecker (1874-1951)