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Catalog Number 1920.1.103
Object Name Poster
Accession number 1920.1
Other number AM-E6-4
Description Country of Origin: United States
Title: I Want You for the Navy
Artist: Howard Chandler Christy, signed and dated
Date: 1917
Size: 41 x 26 3/4 inches (104.6 x 68 cm)
Issuing Agency: Navy Recruiting Bureau
Medium: Lithograph, colorplates by Forbes of Boston

American Poster - Enlistment, Navy

Inscription: I Want / You / For / The Navy / Promotion for anyone enlisting / apply Any Recruiting Station / or Postmaster

Additional information regarding poster model can be found at :

"Another World War I poster girl turned sailor was Helen O'Neill, who posed for "I Want You for the Navy." At that time, O'Neill was a civilian employee in the secretary of the Navy's office. When the Navy started accepting women, she joined as a yeoman and worked as an aide to the assistant secretary in charge of procuring ships, Vaught said."
Date n.d.
People O'Neill, Helen
Subjects World War I
Recruiting & enlistment
Search Terms Navy Recruiting Bureau