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The Recruitment poster, 15-3/4" x 20", Chicago, IL: E.G. Renesch, 1918. Beautifully composited art encouraging the enlistment of African American men in the US Army during World War I. A young African American man in uniform embraces a woman, presumably his wife, at center, with a troop of soldiers marching under a raised 42-star American flag in the background. Over one million African Americans responded to their draft calls, and roughly 370,000 African American men were inducted into the army, viewing their participation in part as a way to demonstrate their patriotism and assert their place as equals with white soldiers. Brittle yet complete lacking only the slightest 1" of paper upper right corner.
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Printed Recruitment Poster, “Colored Man is No Slacker”

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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $975.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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