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"In The Name Of Mercy Give!" Red Cross Home Front Poster by Albert Herter (1917)

"In The Name Of Mercy Give!" Red Cross Home Front Poster by Albert Herter (1917)

Home Front charity poster encouraging people to support the Red Cross, and featuring Albert Herter artwork of a Red Cross nurse attending to a wounded soldier. This is an original poster, not a reproduction.

During World War I, many women risked their lives to care for troops and took on active roles, as depicted in this poster seeking contributions for war relief efforts. Although women were still denied the right to vote, the government allowed them to serve in limited roles, ranging from dietitian to telephone operator. But the majority of women service members—more than 23,000 over the course of the war—were nurses. The government refused to grant American military nurses permanent commissioned rank and its accompanying benefits until after World War II.

Size*: 25" x 39"
Condition: Very Good

Rolled. Linen backed. Prior to restoration this poster was rated good to very good. Restoration addressed the following defects: The poster had a second horizontal fold 2" below the regular one. It had some minor wear on the folds. It had some smudges and scuffs scattered throughout (some of which seem to be minor printing defects). The poster was pretty well backed, but you can see signs of the above defects and the restoration of the above defects.

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Poster Text:  In The Name Of Mercy Give!
Tags: WWI   Home Front   Red Cross   Women In Wartime   Charity  
Produced by:  Red Cross  
Artist/Designer(s): Albert Herter  
* 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.
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