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"The First Three!" Red Cross WWI Home Front Poster by Benjamin Kidder (1918)

"The First Three!" Red Cross WWI Home Front Poster by Benjamin Kidder (1918)

This propaganda poster features an American flag flying behind three portrait medallions of three young men in uniform. These men, Merle Hay, Thomas Enright, and James Gresham were the first three Americans to die on the battlefields of Europe in WWI. This poster was featured in a newspaper headline about the November 1917 American deaths. The caption, “Give till it hurts - they gave till they died,” advertises the Red Cross’s War Week Fund. This poster helped the Red Cross raise one million dollars in a single week

Size*: 20.5" x 27.5"
Condition: Very Good

Rolled. Linen backed and restored. Chip repaired in upper left corner. Does not appear to have ever been folded that we can tell.

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Poster Text:  The first three! Give till it hurts - they gave till they died - Hay - Enright - Gresham - War Fund Week - One Hundred Million Dollars - Kidder - Form N.Y. 19 Second War Fund
Tags: WWI   Red Cross   Home Front   Charity  
Produced by:  Red Cross  
Featuring :  Merle Hay, Thomas Enright, James Gresham  
Artist/Designer(s): Benjamin Kidder  
* 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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