World War I Poster - Apres Les Foyers de la Guerre…(After the hearths of the war…)
- World War I Poster - Apres Les Foyers de la Guerre…(After the hearths of the war…)
A poster for the Society of the Hearths of the French-American Union seeking members and subscribers willing to cooperate in the reconstruction of France after World War I.
- Dorival, Geo, 1879-
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
- Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
IMLS YMCA Posters
World War, 1914-1918
Young Men's Christian Association of North America
International Young Men's Christian Association
- 117 x 79 cm
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The poster shows the continuation of the involvement and good work the YMCA conducted during the first World War. One of the YMCA's many activities to support the war was running 1,500 canteens throughout France. These canteens were places where soldiers could purchase American made goods and have a place to relax and remember home. The YMCA also provided food, books, music, religious instruction, organized choirs and bands to help maintain the body, mind, and spirit of the soldiers as well as all prisoners-of-war.The artist, Justin Marie Georges Dorival, had trained in Paris at the National School of Decorative Arts. Before the war, he garnered increasing fame as a poster artist for tourism and advertizing industries. During World War I, Dorival designed posters for the French Red Cross and the Women's Union of France. He also created war time posters for organizations in the United States, such as the YMCA. Throughout his career as a graphic artist, he signed his work as "Geo Dorival."