• Creator
  • Smith, Dan, 1865-1934
  • Created Date
  • 1918
  • Publisher
  • Designed and printed by Thomsen-Ellis Company, Baltimore, New York
  • Description
  • This American Library Association poster uses an image of a soldier climbing a bridge of books to a city in the distance to promote the importance of reading and education. The American Library Association produced this poster as a part of its "Books for Sammies" campaign to send books to soldiers. In WW I, the English called American soldiers "Yanks" or "Sammies" for Uncle Sam. Thousands of these posters were displayed in libraries and expand... more
    This American Library Association poster uses an image of a soldier climbing a bridge of books to a city in the distance to promote the importance of reading and education. The American Library Association produced this poster as a part of its "Books for Sammies" campaign to send books to soldiers. In WW I, the English called American soldiers "Yanks" or "Sammies" for Uncle Sam. Thousands of these posters were displayed in libraries and expanded the libraries' visibility and their role as community centers by participating in wartime initiatives. less
  • Format
  • Posters
    Prints
    War posters
  • Rights
  • No known copyright restrictions. No known restrictions on use.