First Thrill of Liberty
Remember Your First Thrill
of American Liberty.
Your Duty--Buy United States
New York: Sackett & Wilhelms Corp., 1917
Color lithographic poster
Prints & Photographs
This image depicts a ship of immigrants entering New York Harbor,
en route to Ellis Island, where symbols of freedom--the Statue
of Liberty and an American flag--greet the aspiring citizens.
This poster encouraged participation in one of three war bond
campaigns, the 2nd Liberty Loan drive of 1917. The muted red,
white, and blue tones appealed to the patriotism of the newest
Americans. The poster was also published with text in Yiddish
and Italian. The Prints & Photographs Division has a collection
of over 800 World War I posters created by American artists in
support of the war effort.