One of the Thousand Y.M.C.A. Girls in France
Date: 1918
Medium: Color lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 27 5/8 × 42 in. (70.2 × 106.7 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertising poster for YMCA campaign
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1978
Object Number: 1978-371
About: Neysa McMein was known primarily for her images of serenely beautiful women on magazine covers. Here, her subject appeals for support of The United War Work Campaign, which combined several organizations, such as the YMCA, into one large drive charged with raising funds for the war in 1918. During the war, McMein traveled to the European front to entertain injured soldiers with drawing demonstrations. Like other women artists who served in various roles in World War I, along with all American women, McMein contributed her talents while being denied suffrage at home.
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