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Y.W.C.A. Girls in Service

Y.W.C.A. In Service for the Girls of the World
Neysa Moran McMein (1888-1949)
"Y.W.C.A. In Service for
the Girls of the World
"
Poster, 1919
Prints & Photographs Division (58.D.8)

Neysa McMein was an illustrator and poster artist who designed all the McCall's Magazine covers from 1923 through 1927 for The Saturday Evening Post and The Woman's Home Companion. During World War I, McMein went to France as a lecturer and entertainer for the U.S. and France. Also, she designed posters for both the Y.M.C.A., the Y.W.C.A., and the Red Cross. The Y.M.--Y.W.C.A. services to the armed forces began, in the U.S., with the Civil War and it continued providing service for all wars thereafter.

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