No Man’s Land

In propaganda posters from World War I, the fatherland is a woman. And she wants you to buy war bonds.

Poster by William Haskell Coffin, 1918.

During World War I, the US government commissioned posters from a number of prominent commercial artists and illustrators. Two of the most famous are William Haskell Coffin and Howard Chandler Christy. The former’s depictions of women frequently appeared on the covers of magazines in the first half of the twentieth century; the latter is best […]

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