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- In World War I, all sides used posters as tools to mobilize their populations for the war effort. This recruitment poster from Canada was directed at French-speaking Canadians, with the warning that “England, bulwark of our liberties, is threatened.” The call to re-form the Salaberry rifle regiments refers back to the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States, when Major Charles de Salaberry, a member of a distinguished Quebec family, was given command of a new regiment, recruited from among French Canadians, to defend against a possible American invasion. The poster is by Arthur H. Hider (1870-1952), a well-known Canadian commercial illustrator and painter of Canadian historical subjects.
Title in Original Language
Canadiens-Français enrolez-vous! ... Reformez les régiments de voltigeurs de Salaberry A.H. Hider
Type of Item
- 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 103 x 68 centimeters