26 Vintage Red Cross Posters from WWI

5/5/2012
by Jill Harness
Amazing Art
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You probably already knew that the Red Cross has done some great humanitarian work in the 149 years they've existed, but did you know they're also responsible for some seriously great artwork? These recruitment and fundraising posters from WWI show an amazing variety of artwork over only a five-year time span.


All images are in the public domain and can be found in the U.S. Library of Congress Photo Catalog.

1
Gerald Spencer Pryse, 1915

Gerald Spencer Pryse, 1915



2
Harrison Fisher, 1917 & 1918

Harrison Fisher, 1917 & 1918



3
C.F. Chambers, 1919

C.F. Chambers, 1919



4
Ludwig Hohlwein, 1914

Ludwig Hohlwein, 1914



5
Albert Herter, 1917

Albert Herter, 1917



6
L.N. Britton, 1917

L.N. Britton, 1917



7
A. Forestier, 1915

A. Forestier, 1915



8
W.G Sesser, 1917

W.G Sesser, 1917



9
Richard Fayerweather Babcock, 1917

Richard Fayerweather Babcock, 1917



10
Haskell Coffin, 1918

Haskell Coffin, 1918



11
C.W. Love 1917

C.W. Love 1917



12
Cornelius Hicks, 1917

Cornelius Hicks, 1917



13
Waldo Peirce, 1918

Waldo Peirce, 1918



14
Howard Chandler Christy, 1919

Howard Chandler Christy, 1919



15
Charles William Bartlett, 1918

Charles William Bartlett, 1918



16
Lawrence Wilbur, 1917

Lawrence Wilbur, 1917



17
Anonymous/ Artist Unknown

Anonymous/ Artist Unknown













Of course, while these posters are almost 100 years old, the Red Cross is still out there helping victims of natural disasters and war. Even though the World War is long over, it never hurts to donate to the Red Cross where you know your money will be used for a good cause.
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