A card illustrating that American soldiers come in all shapes and sizes.
WW I Patriotic & Propaganda Postcards
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:09 PM
In civilian life the domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning and laundry were rarely done by men.
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:12 PM
The garment that Uncle Sam provided did not escape the notice of postcard designers..
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:13 PM
Just about every aspect of a new recruit's training was portrayed in one way or another on wartime postcards.
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:14 PM
How the soldiers got to Europe was also a subject that drew a lot of attention. Although, I'm pretty sure that this method was never used.
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:16 PM
It's amazing that even sea sickness was deemed to be appropriate subject matter for a postcard
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:17 PM
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:18 PM
Once "Over There" the French printed their own welcome to the "Sammies", "Yanks" and "Doughboys" in the form of postcards.
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:20 PM
Quite a few postcards depicting the French Female populations interaction with the "Sammies" were also printed.
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:21 PM
Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:23 PM
I'll let everyone digest this first installment of the patriotic postcards before I post more.
Please comment or post your own postcards.
A heroic French tribute to the arrival of the Americans.
Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:38 AM
Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:49 AM
Thanks for noticing Mikie. Yes, please do look to see if you have any other than normal WW I era postcards.
Continuing with the French theme, here's one boasting that the arrival of the Sammies will bring about a swift victory.
Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:50 AM
Another French Femme Fatale wit a rather fanciful depiction of the WW I U.S. Army uniform.
Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:52 AM
This European postcard (not entirely sure of its origin) shows another fantasy U.S. Army WW I uniform.
Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:53 AM
Going back to the pre-WW I postcards, this 1907 dated card pokes fun at the hardness of Army hardtack.
Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:55 AM
A romanticized interpretation of the 1898 battle for San Juan Hill during the Spanish American war.
Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:56 AM
Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:58 AM
Quite naturally, the American Eagle also frequently showed up on wartime patriotic postcards.
Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:59 AM
Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:00 AM
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