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Catalog Number 2016.121.3
Object Name Poster
Accession number 2016.121
Other number AM-E6-19
Description Country of Origin: United States
Title: Navy Men Needed Now
Artist: Anonymous
Date: March 24, 1917
Size: 38 x 25 inches
Issuing Agency: U.S. Navy
Medium: Lithograph

American Poster - Enlistment - Navy

Inscription: Navy / Men Needed Now / Executive Order / White House / Washington D.C. / March 24, 1917 / By virtue of the authority vested in the President by the Act of Congress approved August 29, 1916, … it is hereby directed that the authorized enlisted strength of the Navy be increased to 87,000 men. / (signed) Woodrow Wilson. / Help your country and help yourself by enlisting in the Navy, the first line of defense; it offers active service at the start; no long periods in training camps or barracks. After two months you are on a ship and in the thick of it. Pay is good and all clear money, actual expenses low. Every man gets a fair deal and, for good men, promotion is rapid. Be one of the leaders in your city and enlist in the Navy now! / U.S. Navy Recruiting Station
Date n.d.
Subjects World War I
Recruiting & enlistment