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U.S. Navy Recruiting Posters, World War I



This page presents images of the classic Navy World War I Recruiting Posters by artist Howard Chandler Christy: "Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man" and "I Want You for The Navy".
It also provides links to other Navy recruiting poster coverage of the First World War era.

Images of other World War I era Navy Recruiting Posters:

  • U.S. Navy World War I Recruiting Posters with Themes of Duty and Patriotism, Part I
  • U.S. Navy World War I Recruiting Posters with Themes of Duty and Patriotism, Part II
  • U.S. Navy World War I Era Recruiting Posters with Themes of Travel, Training and Opportunity
  • Images of Navy Recruiting Posters of other times: U.S. Navy Recruiting Posters, Selected Views


    Click photograph for larger image.

    Photo #: NH 81543-KN (Color)

    "I Want You
    for The Navy"


    World War I Navy Recruiting Poster by artist Howard Chandler Christy, 1917.

    Collections of the Library of Congress.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 78KB; 475 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 63193-A-KN (Color)

    "Gee!!
    I Wish I Were A Man"


    Navy Recruiting Poster by artist Howard Chandler Christy, issued in 1917.

    Collections of the Library of Congress.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 74KB; 475 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: USN 1169104

    Mrs. E. LeRoy Finch
    ,
    of Port Washington, New York

    Accepts a plaque from Captain Robert L. Latta, senior Navy recruiter in New York City, during a ceremony at the home of her daughter, 30 January 1977. The plaque recognizes her long-time assistance to the Navy's recruiting efforts.
    Mrs. Finch was the model for the World War I Howard Chandler Christy recruiting poster "Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man", a copy of which is also seen in this photograph.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

    Online Image: 86KB; 740 x 625 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives as Photo # 428-N-1169104.

     
    Photo #: NH 53171

    Navy Yeomen (F)


    In New York City where they assisted in Navy recruiting and in putting the Victory Loan drive "over the top", 8 May 1919. These "Yeomanettes" were stationed in Washington, D.C.
    Note advertising structure built to resemble a battleship's superstructure. In addition to its recruiting and Victory Loan signs, it features copies of the two Howard Chandler Christy recruiting posters: "I Want You for the Navy" and "Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man".

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 87KB; 545 x 765 pixels

     


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