Photo, Print, Drawing The camp library is yours - Read to win the war / F.
About this Item
- The camp library is yours - Read to win the war / F.
- Poster showing a soldier reading.
- Falls, C. B. (Charles Buckles), 1874-1960, artist
- American Library Association, funder/sponsor
Created / Published
- - World War, 1914-1918--Military life--United States
- - Soldiers--1910-1920
- - Reading--1910-1920
- War posters--American--1910-1920.
- War posters--American--1910-1920
- - Caption label from exhibit "World War I ...": Charles Buckles Falls Promotes Literacy. U.S. military officials, concerned by low literacy rates, even among native-born American soldiers, promoted reading and writing. The American Library Association maintained libraries for servicemen both at home and overseas through its Library War Service directed by Librarian of Congress Herbert Putnam. Artist Charles Buckles Falls, who signed this poster with only an "F," designed a number of World War I recruitment posters, as well as those encouraging Americans to donate books and soldiers to use camp libraries. Between 1917 and 1920, some seven to ten million books and magazines were distributed.
- - Title from item.
- - Caption continues: You will find popular books for fighting men in the recreational buildings and at other points in this camp. Free. No red tape. Open every day. Good reading will help you advance. Library War Service, American Library Association.
- - Exhibited: "World War I : American Artists View the Great War" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May - November 2016.
- 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 83 x 70 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- POS - US .F35, no. 10 (C size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 40831 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.40831
- cph 3g10022 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g10022
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-40831 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC4-10022 (color film copy transparency)
- No known restrictions on publication. For information see "World War I Posters" https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/243_wwipos.html
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Chicago citation style:
Falls, C. B. , Artist, and Funder/Sponsor American Library Association. The camp library is yours - Read to win the war / F. United States, 1917. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002709066/.
APA citation style:
Falls, C. B. & American Library Association, F. (1917) The camp library is yours - Read to win the war / F. United States, 1917. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002709066/.
MLA citation style:
Falls, C. B. , Artist, and Funder/Sponsor American Library Association. The camp library is yours - Read to win the war / F. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2002709066/>.