Shoulder Your Share, He Did!
Date: c. 1918
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 45 × 29 in. (114.3 × 73.7 cm) frame: 50 1/4 × 34 3/8 in. (127.6 × 87.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: American World War I poster
Credit Line: Gift of the Bank of Delaware, 1989
Object Number: 1989-70
About: For this poster, Clifford Ashley silhouettes the undaunted pose and compassionate action of a soldier against an idyllic sky, casting the battlefield in shadow. Ashley was one of over fifteen hundred American artists who produced such works for the United States Division of Pictorial Publicity during World War I. The government's campaign was designed to inspire enthusiasm for the war effort and loyalty to the armed forces.
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