The Smithsonian American Art Musuem has an exhibit – “Over the Top – American Posters from World War I.” 45 posters were on display.
We went to this exhibit because we were in the neighborhood, and because we collect vintage posters, mainly of the 1930’s art deco ilk. But, we have one hanging in the library that I picked up in Boston that is a 1918 poster by Harrison Fisher of a Red Cross nurse asking “Have you answered the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call?” The funny thing about that poster is that it was printed for Christmas 1918, and the war ended in November 1918.
So, we are at this exhibit, and I look down the hall.
And – there’s our girl.