Manifesto to the Czechoslovak People in America


In World War I, all sides used posters as tools to mobilize their populations for the war effort. “'Manifest k Ceskoslovenskému lidu v Americe!" (Manifesto to the Czechoslovak people in America) is one of a series of posters created by Vojtech Preissig (1873-1944) that encouraged Czech and Slovak volunteers to fight with the Czechoslovak Legion against Austria-Hungary and Germany to further the cause of an independent Czechoslovakia. Preissig was a Czech artist living in the United States. The poster was designed and printed at the Wentworth Institute in Boston and distributed by the Czechoslovak Recruiting Office in New York. It features the Czech text of the manifesto with an illustration of a soldier with the American flag and the flags used by the Slovak and Czech independence movements.

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Manifest k Československému lidu v Americe!

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1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 91 x 64 centimeters

Last updated: September 25, 2015