Click on the picture above or the
WWI U.S. Navy Posters
link above to view the digital reproduction of the booklet
ISSUED BY U.S. NAVY. "
The booklet was
produced in 1918 in black and white although most of the posters were
produced in color. You can click on each picture to get a larger view.
These posters are
part of the history of the U.S. Navy and were the primary recruiting tool of
WWI. Without communications like this, San Diego's Naval Training Station at
Balboa Park would have had many less Sailors to train or defend the nation.
of posters were printed during WWI it is rare to find a real poster from
this period of time. There are many reproductions, and they vary greatly in
their quality. The booklet offers the size of each poster that was produced
and most reproduction ARE NOT the same dimensions. This is the easiest
tell-tale sign of a reproduction. Posters of this era were produced on
fairly light weight paper. If you have a poster that has a glossy finish or
is printed on a heavy weight paper, it IS a reproduction.
If you collect WWI
posters you'll find this digitized booklet invaluable.
Posters were so
successful during WWI that the military services still use then today as
they are an inexpensive tool to use for recruiting. In the future we'll post
digitized posters of the U.S. Navy.