Columbia Calls Digital History ID 2891

Columbia Calls

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: poster
Museum Number: LC-USZC4-8315
Annotation: WWI Recruitment Poster. This poster shows Columbia holding a flag and a sword while standing on top of a globe. The words to the poem by Halsted "Columbia Calls" are printed to the right of the image of Columbia. Part of the text reads:

"Awake! ye men from dreams of Peace--

Nor sleep when danger's near,

But fling Old Glory to the breeze--

There are no cowards here.

Our fathers fought; like heroes died,

For years their blood they gave

That honor, home and Peace be ours;

Awake! Thy country save!"
Year: 1916

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