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Pictures of Canadian War Posters from World War I

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In World War I colour posters were used as an affordable means of mass communication by governments on both sides of the war.

The Canadian government produced many posters for recruitment drives, for fund raising through Victory Bonds, and to encourage the increase in production required to change the Canadian economy to support a war. Canadian war posters were produced at printing companies in Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton, in production runs ranging from the hundreds to 65,000. War posters were put up in just about any public place where people gathered.

In World War I, Canadian war posters were modeled on those in Britain, although they also targeted specific cultural groups, including French Canadians, the Irish and Scots. The war posters were often heavy on text with fairly passive images, although the imagery used on Canadian World War I war posters tended to get more dramatic as the war progressed and casualties mounted.

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Doing My Bit WWI Poster for Victory BondsDoing My Bit - Canadian World War I PosterBack Him Up WWI Poster for Victory BondsBack Him Up - Canadian World War I PosterThey Serve France WWI Poster for Victory BondsThey Serve France - How Can I Serve Canada? - Canadian World War I PosterBe Yours to Hold it High WWI PosterBe Yours to Hold it High - Canadian World War I Poster
Carry On WWI Poster for Victory BondsCarry On! - Canadian World War I PosterKeep All Canadians Busy WWI Poster for Victory BondsKeep All Canadians Busy - Canadian World War I PosterNothing Doing Without Victory Bonds WWI PosterNothing Doing Without Victory Bonds - Canadian World War I PosterIndustrial Expansion WWI Poster for Victory BondsFor Industrial Expansion Buy Victory Bonds - Canadian World War I Poster
Waste Not Want Not World War I PosterWaste Not Want Not - Canadian World War I PosterYour Chums Are Fighting World War I PosterYour Chums Are Fighting - Why Aren't You? - Canadian World War I PosterNew Names in Canadian History WWI PosterEnlist! - New Names in Canadian History - World War I Poster Send More Men WWI PosterSend More Men - Canadian World War I Poster
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