• Creator
  • Rouffe, Atelier
  • Created Date
  • 1918
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • A World War I poster for the French-American Union. The top left corner of the poster has the YMCA emblem. The poster reads, “Le Travail Eloigne De Nous Trois Grands Maux: L’Ennui, Le Vice Et Le Besoin; Vous Tous Qui Cherchez du Travail Ou Desirez Des Renseignements Adressez Vous Aux ‘Foyers’ de L’Union Franco Americaine” (trans: Work. Take away from us three great evils: trouble, vice and need. All who seek work or seek information, write to ... more
    A World War I poster for the French-American Union. The top left corner of the poster has the YMCA emblem. The poster reads, “Le Travail Eloigne De Nous Trois Grands Maux: L’Ennui, Le Vice Et Le Besoin; Vous Tous Qui Cherchez du Travail Ou Desirez Des Renseignements Adressez Vous Aux ‘Foyers’ de L’Union Franco Americaine” (trans: Work. Take away from us three great evils: trouble, vice and need. All who seek work or seek information, write to 'HEARTHS' of the French-American Union). The image shows either a soldier or a cobbler mending boots. During World War I, The YMCA hired 26,000 paid men and women, and hosted 35,000 volunteers. The poster was likely commissioned soon after the inception of the Union Franco-Americaine, beesching the moral spirit of French citizens in order to staff the newly built canteens in France. The artist of the poster was Atelier Rouffe. Water stain in the bottom left corner; Right side has minor damage. less
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