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To the Amputees—Join the Workforce

A work made of color lithograph on paper.

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  • A work made of color lithograph on paper.

Date:

c. 1918

Artist:

Unknown Artist
French, 20th century

About this artwork

This optimistic poster promises disabled veterans that they can still live a happy and productive life through labor. Published through the American Red Cross, in conjunction with the undersecretary of state of the French Military Health Service, the poster advertises apprenticeships in new professions if returning soldiers are no longer able to practice their old trades. Vignettes of amputees employing new prosthetic limbs in various factory and agricultural trades illustrate the many options veterans could choose to pursue.

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Artist

Unknown artist

Title

To the Amputees—Join the Workforce

Origin

France

Date

1914–1918

Medium

Color lithograph on paper

Dimensions

1,149 × 752 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. N. M. Goldsmith

Reference Number

1931.151

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