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Wake Up, America! Civilization Calls Every Man, Woman and Child
Wake Up, America! Civilization Calls Every Man, Woman and Child
Date:
1917
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Color Lithograph Poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 1048 x 702 mm (41 1/4 x 27 5/8 in.)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
1979.1.86
Acquisition Date:
1979-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of Sean H. Thackrey

Exhibition History:

Weapons of Mass Seduction: The Art of Propaganda, Wais and Knowles Galleries of Textile Arts, de Young Museum, 5/5/18 - 10/7/18

CPLH, Recent Acquisitions, Feb 21 - May 17, 1981.

Columbia, a personification of America, is dressed in patriotic stars and stripes. Her Phrygian cap (an ancient symbol of liberty) and a fluted column reference the Greek cradle of democracy. As she sleeps, a stormy sky over her shoulder suggests renewed calm only when America awakens to fight for the cause.