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1917

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1949

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Poster, The Ships are Coming, 1917

This is a Poster. It was graphic design by James H. Daugherty and published by Publications Section, Emergency Fleet Corporation and made for (as the client) United States Shipping Board. It is dated 1917 and we acquired it in 1949. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Miss Louise Clémencon. It is credited Gift of Louise Clémencon.

Its dimensions are

76.4 × 51.1 cm (30 1/16 × 20 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Bottom left: Forbes Boston Bottom center: Issued by publications section emergency fleet corporation Philadelphia PA.

Cite this object as

Poster, The Ships are Coming, 1917; Graphic design by James H. Daugherty (American, 1889-1974); USA; 76.4 × 51.1 cm (30 1/16 × 20 1/8 in.); Gift of Louise Clémencon; 1949-108-11

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