A recruitment poster for the U.S. Navy, listing all the benefits of signing up for the Navy, with emphasis on the recruits' financial future. Shows a new recruit ashore on leave.
VERY RARE poster in this condition, most have the bottom paragraph trimmed off (which we think is the most interesting part of the poster).
20.5" x 38"
Condition: Very Good
Rolled. Linen backed. Minor dirt at bottom. No paper loss. Good linen backing.
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A Wonderful Opportunity for YOU. Ashore, On Leave. United States Navy offers to American citizens, of good character, of ages 17 to 29, inclusive, and in sound physical condition, the best chance to SEE THE WORLD, SAVE MONEY, LEARN A TRADE and SERVE THEIR COUNTRY. Ships of the Navy go to all parts of the world. Navy life is healthful. Athletics are encouraged. Mind, soul and body are trained. A Navy man's pay is CLEAR MONEY. No expenses except for clothing, -and a $60 outfit (enough for one year) is given free to every man to start with. A man without a trade is started at $17.60 a month, CLEAR MONEY, _with a chance to learn a trade; with a trade, as high as $71.50 a month. No strikes, no "lay-offs. For good men, advancement is rapid. On re-enlistment, increased pay. After 16 years service, retirement in Naval Reserve on $48 a month. After 20 years service, retirement in Naval Reserve on $65 a month. After 30 years service, retirement on ¾ pay, -plus $15.75 a month for allowances. If disabled, a liberal pension. Every vearI00 men are picked from the ranks to go to the Naval Academy, Annapolis, to be made officers ASK YOUR POSTMASTER I ARM* VATTeTO NAVY RECRUITING STATION, AND FULL INFORMATION WILL BE FURNISHED YOU.
Tags:WWINavyRecruitment Produced by: New-Art Lithographic Company Inc.New YorkNY Artist/Designer(s):Charles Edwin Ruttan
* Sizes are approximate and given in good faith. Sizes are also given for the area of the item itself. Linen backing posters may slightly stretch the poster size, in addition posters often have a larger linen border that extends beyond the poster area. Measurements are for poster alone. Please contact us if you have any questions or you need to confirm exact size.