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    Two World World One Posters. A Little American's Promise. 14" x 11" Artist: unsigned. This cute poster was printed for John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine. This small poster/handbill was a small pledge which a young child could sign in order to pledge his loyalty to the war effort. This was a great way to get children involved in the war effort. The pledge reads, "I'll eat corn-meal, oatmeal, and rice and nice sweet hominy; corn flakes and mush with lots of milk are good enough for me. At table I'll not leave a scrap of food upon my plate, And I'll not eat between meals but for supper time I'll wait. I make the promise that I'll do my honest, earnest part in helping my America with all my loyal heart. This is a promise , and I hope all children make the same. I'll be a good American and hereto sign my name." Then below this is a place for the child to sign his/her name and list their address. This diminutive poster is a wonderful piece of history, and depicts how the government even got children involved in conserving food and being patriotic. A must have for any serious collection! The condition is excellent.
    See Him Through- Help Us To Help The Boys. 30" x 20" Artist: Burton Rice. Printed for the National Catholic War Council whose duties included promotion of Catholic participation in the war through chaplains, literature, ministering to the troops, as well as lobbying for Catholic interests in Washington D.C. This poster is one of the few printed for the council and asks for help in "helping the boys." As a rare example of religious organizations promoting the war effort, do not miss it! This has two minor tears at the top border, one minor tear on the bottom border and some light creasing.

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