N[Ew] Y[Ork]; Alco-Gravure, Inc., 1918. Item #35710
Original Poster. 1 print. 84 x 56 cm. Lithograph, color. Poster showing a soldier reaching out above the chaos of battle. “Civilians, when we go through this we need all the help and comfort you can give - The Jewish Welfare Board. United War Work Campaign - Week of November 11, 1918.” The National Jewish Welfare Board, founded on April 9, 1917, played a central role in providing for both the spiritual and material needs of Jewish troops in World War I. Later renamed the Jewish Welfare Board, this organization trained both rabbis and lay leaders to serve as aids for the Jewish military. The Jewish Welfare Board supplied soldiers with kosher food, Passover meals, holiday services, and trans-denominational prayer books. Important Jewish leaders such as Dr. Cyrus Adler expedited these efforts. The Jewish Welfare Board also organized secular activities for the soldiers. By 1918, the Board extended its effort to the Jewish troops overseas. This classic poster shows a soldier who implores civilians to help with the war. Subjects: National Jewish Welfare Board - 1910-1920. World War, 1914-1918 - Economic & industrial aspects - United States. War bonds & funds – 1910-1920. Soldiers - 1910-1920. Lithographs – Color – 1910-1920. War posters - American - 1910-1920. Original Poster. Copies held at the Library of Congress and Temple. Edge wear; slight tear to center, previously repaired with tape, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-46-44).