French Posters from World War I


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Depiction of 

frenchwomen in wartime [50K JPEG]

Artist/Sponsor/Advertiser: Capon, G., artist
Title: The Frenchwoman in War-Time. Paris: Section Cinématographique de l’Armée Française, [1917]
Physical Description: Lithograph, color (120 x 80.5 cm)
Summary: Scene depicting French women in wartime. One woman is working in a factory, a second is nursing her child, and another is working in the field. In the background is an outline of Victory. French women made up over 40 percent of the work force during the war. Over two million were recruited into positions in heavy industry. Films were used for the first time as entertainment at the Foyers du Soldat for soldiers on leave, and also to keep the home front abreast of activities of the war in a romantic and humanizing way.
Note: Signed: G. Capon
Call number: POS - Fr .C352, no. 1 (C size) (C size)
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-4067 (color film copy slide)

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