Sponsored by the Jewish Relief Campaign, this World War I poster features a monumental female figure wearing a hat reminiscent of the U.S. flag. She is offering the bounty of America—a tray laden with food—to the destitute women and children of Europe. The skyline of New York City and the Statue of Liberty are in the background, and the word “share” appears in large type at the top of the poster. The American Jewish Relief Committee was established on October 14, 1914, by three prominent members of the Jewish community of New York: Louis Marshall, Felix Warburg, and Jacob Schiff. Under the leadership of the committee, American Jews contributed some $63,000,000 (between 1914 and 1924) for the relief of European Jews suffering deprivation and displacement caused by the war.
Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation, Brooklyn, New York
Type of Item
1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 103 x 76 centimeters
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, A Joint Effort: JDC's Beginnings, 1914-1921, http://archives.jdc.org/exhibits/a-joint-effort/
Last updated: February 10, 2014