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"Hey fellows!" Your money brings the book we need when we want it American Library Association, United War Work Campaign, Week of November 11, 1918 / / Sheridan.

"Hey fellows!" Your money brings the book we need when we want it American Library Association, United War Work Campaign, Week of November 11, 1918 / / Sheridan.

 
 
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Poster shows a soldier holding up a book and calling out, "Hey Fellows!", with a sailor sitting on the ground at his feet, reading. The soldier seems to be issuing a general call to both his fellow servicemen to come get books, as well as to his fellow countrymen to contribute funds to make books available for the men in the armed forces.
Caption label from exhibit "World War I ...": John E. Sheridan Promotes Literacy. The United War Work Campaign set out to raise $170 million in the final week of the war from November 11-18, 1918. Of the seven participating service organizations that collected money for war work at home and abroad, the American Library Association focused its fundraising on supplying books and magazines to the soldiers. This spirited poster was created by John E. Sheridan who attended Georgetown College and designed a number of posters promoting athletic events at his own, as well as other colleges and universities before the war.
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Committee on Public Information, Division of Pictorial Publicity.
Exhibited: "World War I : American Artists View the Great War" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., October 2016 - May 2017.

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01/01/1918
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Contributors

Sheridan, John E., artist
United States. Committee on Public Information. Division of Pictorial Publicity.
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National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
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No known restrictions on publication. For information see "World War I Posters" (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/243_wwipos.html)