Finding Aid to French war posters from the First World War, circa 1914-1918

Bancroft Library staff
World War Poster Collection processing and cataloging funded by a bequest of Lt. Col. Edward A. Hoffman. Digitization of this collection was funded by the California Digital Library.
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to French war posters from the First World War, circa 1914-1918

Collection number: BANC PIC 2005.003

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
World War Poster Collection processing and cataloging funded by a bequest of Lt. Col. Edward A. Hoffman. Digitization of this collection was funded by the California Digital Library.
Finding Aid Author(s):
Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
February 2010
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: French war posters from the First World War
Date (inclusive): circa 1914-1918
Collection Number: BANC PIC 2005.003
Extent: 56 items (posters and broadsides).
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in French
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access Information

Collection is restricted due to fragility of originals. When available, USE DIGITAL SURROGATES ONLY. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Publication Rights

Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], French war posters from the First World War, BANC PIC 2005.003, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
War posters, French
World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters
Posters

Administrative Information

Chiefly from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Gregory, given to the library in 1974 in memory of Alexine Mitchell Gregory, who served as a nurse in the French army during the First World War. Some items from the Edward S. Rogers collection. The provenance of some items is not known.

Container Listing

 

Marne, Yser, Somme, Verdun [Laurel leaf illustrations obscuring some text] 1914-1918 BANC PIC 2005.003:001--F

Creator/Collector: Royer, Henri
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Scope and Content Note

French soldier in uniform and helmet holds a French flag. To the left and slightly behind him are two women, one wearing a traditional dress and bonnet of the Lorraine region and the other wearing the traditional dress and headdress of Alsace.

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Francais souscrivez au Deuxième Emprunt De La Dèfence Nationale... 1916 BANC PIC 2005.003:002--F

Creator/Collector: Naudin, Bernard
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Crédit Lyonnais : souscrivez au 4e Emprunt National [1918] BANC PIC 2005.003:003--F

Creator/Collector: Faivre, Abel
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Marks and Inscriptions: "Devambez Paris--Visa 13.098." [visa censorship requirement number]
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection: on verso on your left: stamped "Edward Rogers"

Additional Note

Translation: Crédit Lyonnais, subscribe to the Fourth National Loan

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

L' Emprunt De La Libération [1918?] BANC PIC 2005.003:004--F

Creator/Collector: Faivre, Abel
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection: On verso: stamped "Edward S. Rogers" (Stamped very light or fading )

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Pour La France: Versez Votre or: L'Or Combat Pour La Victoire [1915] BANC PIC 2005.003:005--F

Creator/Collector: Faivre, Abel
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection: On verso: stamped "Edward S. Rogers" (Stamped very light or fading)

Additional Note

3 copies.

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Emprunt National Société Générale. Pour le suprême effort [1918] BANC PIC 2005.003:006--F

Creator/Collector: Falter, Marcel
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Crédit Commercial De France. 4ème Emprunt de la Défense Nationale - 1918. Souscrivez pour la victoire et pour le triomphe de la liberté 1918 BANC PIC 2005.003:007--F

Creator/Collector: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Pour le dernier quart d'heure . . aidez-moi! Les souscriptions á l'Emprunt National sont reçues á la Banque Nationale de Crédit [1918] BANC PIC 2005.003:008--F

Creator/Collector: Sem
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Emprunt de la Défense Nationale: -N'oublie pas de souscrire...pour la victoire!...et le retour! [1915] BANC PIC 2005.003:009--F

Creator/Collector: Poulbot, Francisque
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Souscrivez pour hâter la paix par la victoire: 3e Emprunt de la Défense National: 1917 BANC PIC 2005.003:010--F

Creator/Collector: Besnard, Paul Albert
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Ah!: Si l'on avait supprime l'alcool: Union des Françaises contre l'alcool 1914-1918 BANC PIC 2005.003:011--F

Creator/Collector: Chavannaz, B.
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

on verso:written note: "Roll #7, French 7 poster": stamped "Edward S. Rogers" (fading-able to read at the botton of the verso poster)

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Journée nationale des orphelins. Guerre 1914. 15. 16. [1916] BANC PIC 2005.003:012--F

Creator/Collector: Naudin, Bernard
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Journèe du poilu: 25 et 26 Décembre 1915: organisèe par le parlement [1915] BANC PIC 2005.003:013--F

Creator/Collector: Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Marks and Inscriptions: Devambez Imp. Paris.

Scope and Content Note

Two soliders, elder with pipe, younger with rose in his mouth.

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

4e Emprunt National : souscrivez société centrale [1918] BANC PIC 2005.003:014--F

Creator/Collector: Droit, Jean
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

[Statue of French general Lafayette shaking hands with American Uncle Sam]: Eug. Courboin (a creator?) Cornille + Serre Imp (publisher): Visa 13670 [1917] BANC PIC 2005.003:015--F

Creator/Collector: Courboin, Eugéne
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Comptoir national d'escompte de Paris. Emprunt National 1918. Pour hâter la victoire, et pour nous revoir bient't, souscrivez! 1918 BANC PIC 2005.003:016--F

Creator/Collector: Leroux, Auguste
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Language of Material: French

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Ces bons Français avaient déja voté rouge en Mai 1914...Pourvu qu' ils recommencent! [1914-1918] BANC PIC 2005.003:017--D

Creator/Collector: Chaperon, Jean
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

The Gregory Collection

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Emprunt de la Libération. On souscrit á la Banque d'Alsace et de Lorraine. Entrée des Français á Strasbourg [1918] BANC PIC 2005.003:018--D

Creator/Collector: Hansi
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Les Alsaciens et les Lorraine sont Français! [1914] BANC PIC 2005.003:019--D

Creator/Collector: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Déclaration des Députés d' Alsace-Lorraine 1914-1918 BANC PIC 2005.003:020--D

Creator/Collector: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

"Debout ! Nos Morts Pour La Patrie ...Voici La France!" [1914] BANC PIC 2005.003:021--C

Creator/Collector: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Patience! Confiance! Silence! Et vous aiderez nos héroïque soldats.... à rendre Strasbourg à la France [1917] BANC PIC 2005.003:022--C

Creator/Collector: Hansi
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Pour donner des armes... Bons de la Défense Nationale... 1914-1918 BANC PIC 2005.003:023--C

Creator/Collector: Arnoux, Guy
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

On ne Passe pas. Toute la France debout pour la victoire du Droit: Par deux fois j' ai tenu et vaincu sur la Marne,... [1918?] BANC PIC 2005.003:024--C

Creator/Collector: Neumont, Maurice
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

This copy lacks color.

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Lorraine! [1914-1918?] BANC PIC 2005.003:025--AX

Creator/Collector: Cousin, del.
Physical Description: 1 print (etching?)
Dimensions: 19 x 14 cm

Additional Note

Maire, graveur.

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Leurs Voeux 1871 1919: a l'Assemblée Bordeaux, le 1er Mars 1871, les députés de Alsace et de Lorraine declaraient:... [1919] BANC PIC 2005.003:026--AX

Creator/Collector: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947
Physical Description: 1 print
Dimensions: 27 x 33 cm
Physical Description: color, lithograph?

Additional Note

A l'Assemblee nationale de Bordeaux... 1871...

Additional Note

Signature lower left, within image. Possibly Lucien Jonas.

Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--France--Posters

 

Soldat, la patrie compte… [1918] BANC PIC 2005.003:027--D

Creator/Collector: Steinberg
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Scope and Content Note

Verse and illustrations warning soldiers against prostitutes and sexually transmitted diseases.

Additional Note

Berger-Levrault, lith.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the National Library of Medicine (U.S.): http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/images/A32160
 

Credit Lyonnaise, 3e Emprunt de la Defense Nationale [= Troisième Emprunt…] BANC PIC 2005.003:028--F c.1 & c.2

Creator/Collector: Faivre, Abel
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Scope and Content Note

Soldier planting flag in globe.

Additional Note

nother copy available online from the Univ. of North Texas: http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc374/

Additional Note

Visa no. 9194.
 

Ville de Nancy [message to the United States, July 4, 1918] 1918 BANC PIC 2005.003:029--D

Physical Description: 1 print (broadside)
 

3e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale. Le bas de laine Français : Le nouvelle rente Francaise… [with image by Ridgway Knight] [1917] BANC PIC 2005.003:030--D

Creator/Collector: Knight, Ridgway
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613583/
 

Le Passe de la Prusse 1918 BANC PIC 2005.003:031--D

Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Imp. Berger-Levrault.
 

Journée de Paris, 14 Juillet 1917 : au profit des œuvres de guerre de l'hôtel de ville. 1917 BANC PIC 2005.003:032--F

Creator/Collector: Poulbot, Francisque
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613709/

Additional Note

Vise No. 5.936.
 

Journée du poilu, 25-26 décembre 1915, organisée par le Parlement [A soldier embraces a young woman, next to sewing machine] 1915 BANC PIC 2005.003:033--F

Creator/Collector: Willette, Adolphe
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the BNF: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b9012879b
 

Suivez ces cons[eils]... [Tuberculosis prevention and treatment poster] [circa 1915] BANC PIC 2005.003:034--F

Creator/Collector: Commission américaine de préservation contre la tuberculose en France.
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

"VISA No. 10091". In very poor condition.
 

Declaration de gouvernement, [November 20, 1917] 1917 BANC PIC 2005.003:035

Physical Description: 1 print (broadside)
 

Message de President Wilson, [April 2 1917] 1917 BANC PIC 2005.003:036

Physical Description: 1 print (broadside)
 

Journee de l'Armee d'Afrique et des troupes coloniales 1917 BANC PIC 2005.003:037--F

Creator/Collector: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613600/
 

Le Cardinal Mercier protégé la Belgique [1916] BANC PIC 2005.003:038--F

Creator/Collector: Fouqueray, Charles
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Imprimerie Lapina.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Univ. of North Texas: http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc260/
 

Journée Serbe, 25 Juin 1916 1916 BANC PIC 2005.003:039--F

Creator/Collector: Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613719/
 

3e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale. Souscrivez pour la France qui combat! Pour celle qui chaque jour grandit [1917] BANC PIC 2005.003:040--F c.1 and c.2

Creator/Collector: Leroux, Auguste
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613508/
 

Republique Francaise: 3e Emprunt de la Defense Nationale [1917] BANC PIC 2005.003:041--F

Creator/Collector: Lelong, A.
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Draeger Imp.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613570/
 

On les aura! 2e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale. Souscrivez [1916] BANC PIC 2005.003:042--F

Creator/Collector: Faivre, Abel
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Imp. Devambez.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613779/
 

Journée du Poilu. 25 et 26 Decembre, 1915. Organiser de la Parlement. 1915 BANC PIC 2005.003:043--F

Creator/Collector: Léandre, Charles
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Devambex Imp., Paris.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Bibliothèque nationale de France: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b9013102p

Additional Note

Copy with same image and text but variant dates is online from the Library of Congress.
 

Debout dans la tranchée que l'aurore éclaire, le soldat réve á la victoire et á son foyer. Souscrivez au 3e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale [1917] BANC PIC 2005.003:044--F

Creator/Collector: Droit, Jean
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613642/
 

Journée du Calvados. 15 aoôt 1915. Au profit des oeuvres de guerre du Département 1915 BANC PIC 2005.003:045--F

Creator/Collector: Léandre, Charles
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Devambez.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613568/
 

La journée du Poilu. 25-26 décembre 1915. Avec vous et par vous, nous jurons de sauver la France. Léon Gambetta 1915 BANC PIC 2005.003:046--F

Creator/Collector: Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Quotation from Leon Gambetta.

Additional Note

Another copy available online at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613589/
 

Pour le drapeau! Pour la victoire! Souscrivez à l'emprunt national... Banque nationale de crédit [1917] BANC PIC 2005.003:047--F

Creator/Collector: Scott, Georges Bertin
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Scope and Content Note

Female Victory figure, with French flag.

Additional Note

Another copy available online at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613516/

Additional Note

Visa 9.498.
 

Journée de l'armée d'Afrique et des troupes coloniales 1917 BANC PIC 2005.003:048--F

Creator/Collector: Fouqueray, Charles
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Another copy available online at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613621/
 

2me Emprunt de la Defense Nationale [1916] BANC PIC 2005.003:049--F

Creator/Collector: Robaudi, A. (Alcide)
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Affiches Photographiques Robaudy.

Additional Note

Another copy available online at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613513/
 

[Fragment of:] Matinée au profit des artistes russes residant en France [= Matinée for the Benefit of Russian Artists Resident in France]. President d'honneur Monseur August Rodin. [191-] BANC PIC 2005.003:050--F

Creator/Collector: Stelletski, D.
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Additional Note

Badly torn, with loss. About 20 percent of lower right lost.

Additional Note

Another copy available online at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002721234/
 

Exposition of Lorraine embroideries, laces, and kumonos [text broadside] [191-?] BANC PIC 2005.003:051--D

Physical Description: 1 print (broadside)
 

Passant! Fais Tout Ton Devoir..., si je me derobais... 1917 BANC PIC 2005.003:052--F

Creator/Collector: Carlu, Jacques
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Scope and Content Note

Soldier, gesturing with thumb to wall of war posters.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Imperial War Museum (UK): http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/large.php?uid=32533

Additional Note

Edite... Le Petite Capitaliste.
 

Journée nationale des tuberculeux. Anciens militares. Sauvons-les [1916] BANC PIC 2005.003:053--F

Creator/Collector: Faivre, Abel
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Scope and Content Note

Profile of male patient, nurse's hand on shoulders. Sea in background.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613632/
 

Journée nationale des tuberculeux. Anciens militares [1916?] BANC PIC 2005.003:054--F

Creator/Collector: Dhurmez, Levy
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)

Scope and Content Note

Uniformed male patient in country landscape, with tree boughs in blossom. Painted in impressionist style.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the National Library of Medicine (U.S.): http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/luna/servlet/view/search?q=A026646
 

Exposition des allies. Fraternite des artistes. Gallerie La Boetie. DU DÉCEMBRE 1916 AU 14 JANVIER 1917 [1916] BANC PIC 2005.003:055a-55b --F

Creator/Collector: Coninck, Robert de
Physical Description: 1 print (poster) : on 2 sheets.

Additional Note

Another copy available online from the Imperial War Museum (U.K.): http://www.vads.ahds.ac.uk/large.php?uid=29100
 

La Veilles des tombes, 19 Decembre [text and crest] [French union for Belgian and other allies and friends.] [191-] BANC PIC 2005.003:056--F

Physical Description: 1 print (broadside)