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To 1939
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR

 

Great Encouragement for Seamen On the ship Ranger commanded by
John Paul Jones
   

CIVIL WAR

 

Men Wanted. Qualifications: Able bodied and Not in the Army!
Circa 1863
Avoid the conscript bill! Chances for warrants, bounties, and Medals of Honor.
Civil War era.
   

 

Charles Graham, an engineer at the New York Naval Shipyard (the Brooklyn Navy Yard), recruited 400 yard workers and sailors to the U.S. Army for duty in Chesapeake Bay.    All able bodied men and boys come forward and serve your country without conscription.
1863
   
 
1,000 men wanted for 12 months!
$1.50 extra per month grog money
 
   

PRE WORLD WAR I

 

U.S. Navy ships (clockwise from upper left): Bon Homme Richard, Constitution,  Oregon and Hartford, with USS Michigan (BB-27) in  center. Published for Naval Recruiting Station, Saint Louis,  MO.  Young Men Wanted
South Carolina class Battleship.
Circa 1909
   


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Popular Mechanics
Advertisement 1908
Recruiter's postcard circa 1910 - 1917.  "Trooping the Colors."  Parade ground scene Naval Training Station, San Francisco, CA (Yerba Buena Island) in San Francisco Bay.  Back of card compares civilian employment with Navy benefits.
   

Popular Mechanics
Advertisement 1908
Popular Mechanics
Advertisement 1908
   
Women Awake
Join the Navy League - 1914 (Prior to women in Naval Reserve, 1916)
Illustrator: Hazel Roberts
Join the Navy
The Reasons Why
   

 
Your friendly Navy Recruiters c1914  
   

WORLD WAR I to 1939

  I Want You (1917)
Illustrator:   Howard Chandler Christy

Make American History
Illustrator:  James Montgomery Flagg
   

 

To Arms
Illustrator:  James Montgomery Flagg
Gee!! I wish I were a man
Illustrator:   Howard Chandler Christy
Model - Mrs. Nancy Christy
   

  A Wonderful Opportunity
Illustrator:  Charles E. Ruttan

A Wonderful Opportunity
Full poster.
Illustrator:  Charles E. Ruttan
   

Service for Fighting Men.
Illustrator:  Richard Fayerweather Babcock
U.S. Naval Aviation
   

Follow the boys in blue
Illustrator:  George Hand Wright
Follow the boys in blue
Illustrator:  George Hand Wright
   

 

All together - Enlist in the Navy
Sailors of six nations
Illustrator:  Henry Reuterdahl
He is keeping the World safe for Democracy
Illustrator:  Carleton
   

Follow the Flag
Illustrator:  James Daughtery
Follow the Flag for Freedom.
Illustrator:  James Daughtery
   

Sea Cooks
Pay scale
Sword is drawn
Illustrator:  Kenyon Cox
   

These men have come across.
Illustrator:  J. C. Leyendecker
See World, Save Money, Serve Country.
   

Be ready Service for training and travel
Illustrator:  James Montgomery Flagg
   

Find the range. Here he is sir.
Illustrator:  Charles Dana Gibson
   

 

Join the Navy
Illustrator:  Herbert Paus
Over there.
Illustrator:  Albert Sterner
   
I'm Doing My Duty Are You?
Illustrator:  Clinton Jordan
On Guard!
Illustrator:  H. B. Matthews
   

Navy put 'em across
Illustrator:  Henry Reuterdahl
He is getting our country's signal.
   

Wireless Fans
Help the Navy Get the Hun Submarine
Illustrator:  C.B. Falls
I Want You in the Navy
and I Want You Now
Illustrator:  James Montgomery Flagg
   

Your Country Needs You
(1916)
America Calls
Illustrator:  J. C. Leyendecker (1917)
   
Will You Supply Eyes for the Navy
Illustrator:  Gordon Grant
This Gun Is "Over There"
Where are You?
   
Turn to the Right
Join the U.S. Navy
Your First Line of Defense
Uncle Sam's Birthday
July 4th 1918
142 Years Young
   
What the Navy is doing. First Call
   
Come Along
Illustrator:  James Daughtery
Give the World the Once Over
Illustrator:  James Daughtery
   
Damn the Torpedoes
Illustrator:  Henry Alexander Ogden
Navy Recruiting Week
1917
   
Help Your Country
Illustrator:  Henry Reuterdahl
Pull Together Men
Illustrator:  Paul R. Boomhower
   
Navy Calling When You Fire Remember This
Illustrator:  W. A. Rogers
   
 
Here Is Opportunity The First Line of Defense Needs You
Illustrator:  Hampton F. Shirer  
   
   
How about trying the Navy, Doughboy? A Change Shot  
   
   
Wake up - New Yorkers!   Keep the American Flag on the Seas
Illustrator:  Frank Vining Smith  
   
Your Country Needs You Now
Illustrator:  J. P. Nuyttens
Extra Your Country Needs You in the
U.S. Navy At Once
   
 
Enlist in the Navy
Uncle Sam in Army uniform?
Illustrator:  Henry Reuterdahl
 
   

Poster Sources:
National Archives and Records Administration
Library of Congress
Various private collectors and illustration assignees.   

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