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    World War I Propaganda (U.S. Government, 1917). Tank Corps Recruitment Poster (28" X 41") "Treat 'em Rough! Join the Tanks," August Hutaf Artwork.
    With artwork by August Hutaf (1847-1942), this dramatic stone litho recruitment poster beckoned young American men to join and fight WWI with the U.S. Tank Corps, a very new unit at the time. The inaugural Tank Corps training camp was formed in March of 1918 on the old field of Gettysburg. The first battle group consisted of 1,540 light tanks of the French-made Renault FT model, and one of the first officers assigned to the unit was a young Captain George S. Patton. Although the tanks had little affect on the outcome of World War I, the technology was tested and would be refined to provide a substantial impact on the second World War. The poster has been restored on linen to address pinholes, border tears, and a chip in the right border. There are small tears in the "T" and "M" of "Treat 'em" and in the "Ta" of "Tanks." There was a slight trim in along the upper border, and the poster's imprint area at the bottom had been trimmed. The borders have also been airbrushed. Fine+ on Linen.




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