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CIVIL WAR

 

Men Wanted
Qualifications: Able bodied and Not in the Army!
Circa 1863

Avoid the conscript bill!
Chances for warrants, bounties, and Medals of Honor.
Civil War era.
 

 

Charles Graham, an engineer at the New York Naval Shipyard (the Brooklyn Navy Yard), recruited 400 yard workers and sailors to the U.S. Army for duty in Chesapeake Bay.  

 

PRE WORLD WAR I

 

U.S. Navy ships (clockwise from upper left): Bon Homme Richard, Constitution,  Oregon and Hartford, with USS Michigan (BB-27) in  center. Published for Naval Recruiting Station, Saint Louis,  MO.  Faint stamp near USS Oregon states: "After July 1, 1908, pay herein mentioned will be increased 10%"

Young Men Wanted
South Carolina class Battleship.
Circa 1909
 

Popular Mechanics
Advertisement 1908

Front

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Recruiter's postcard circa 1910 - 1917.  "Trooping the Colors."  Parade ground scene Naval Training Station, San Francisco, CA (Yerba Buena Island) in San Francisco Bay.  Back of card compares civilian employment with Navy benefits.
 

Popular Mechanics
Advertisement 1908

Popular Mechanics
Advertisement 1908
 

Your friendly Navy Recruiters - 1914.    
       

WORLD WAR I to 1939

I Want You (1917)
Illustrator -  Howard Chandler Christy

Make American History
Illustrator - James Montgomery Flagg

 

 

To Arms
Illustrator - James Montgomery Flagg

A Wonderful Opportunity
Illustrator - Charles E. Ruttan

 

 

Gee!! I wish I were a man
Illustrator -  Howard Chandler Christy
Model - Mrs. Nancy Christy

U.S. Naval Aviation
 
 

Follow the boys in blue
Illustrator - G. Wright
 

Follow the boys in blue
Illustrator - G. Wright
 

All together
Illustrator - H. Reuterdahl
 

He is keeping the World safe for Democracy
Illustrator - C Carleton
 

Follow the Flag
Illustrator - James Daughtery

Follow the Flag for Freedom.
Illustrator - James Daughtery
 

Sea Cooks
Pay scale

Sword is drawn
Illustrator - Kenyon Cox
 

These men have come across.
Illustrator - J. C. Leyendecker

See World, Save Money, Serve Country.
 

Be ready

Service for training and travel
Illustrator - James Montgomery Flagg
 

Find the range.

Here he is sir.
Illustrator - Charles Dana Gibson
 

Join the Navy
Illustrator - Paus

Over there.
Illustrator - Albert Sterner
 

Navy put 'em across
Illustrator - Reuterdahl

He is getting our country's signal.
 
       
Wireless Fans
Help the Navy Get the Hun Submarine

I Want You in the Navy
and I Want You Now
Illustrator - James Montgomery Flagg
       

Your Country Needs You
(1916)
America Calls
Illustrator - J. C. Leyendecker (1917)
 
Will You Supply Eyes for the Navy
Illustrator - Gordon Grant
This Gun Is "Over There"
Where are You?
       
Service for Fighting Men.
Illustrator - Babcock
Uncle Sam's Birthday
July 4th 1918
142 Years Young
       
What the Navy is doing. First Call
       
Come Along
Illustrator - James Daughtery
Give the World the Once Over
Illustrator - James Daughtery
       
Damn the Torpedoes
Illustrator - Henry Alexander Ogden
Navy Recruiting Week
1917
       
Help Your Country
Illustrator - H. Reuterdahl
Pull Together Men
Illustrator - Paul R. Boomhower
       
Navy Calling When You Fire Remember This
Illustrator - W. A. Rogers
       
Here Is Opportunity    
       

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