Artist: Dan Smith, 1865-1934. The ALA produced this poster in 1918 as a part of its "Books for Sammies" campaign to send books books to soldiers. In WW I, the English called American soldiers "Yanks" or "Sammies" for Uncle Sam. Thousands of these posters were displayed in libraries and expanded the libraries' visibility and their role as community centers by participating in wartime initiatives. #History #WWI History and WWI
World War II, in Russia – the Great Patriotic War (22 June 1941 – 9 May 1945). "Forward! To the West!" Russian war poster. Artist: Victor Ivanov. 1942. A sailor calls to liberate Western Russia from the Nazi invaders.