The “Enlist – In which side of the window are you?” recruitment poster was used during World War 1 to recruit soldiers to join the U.S. Army.
The poster depicts a man looking from behind a window at brave soldiers marching, the American flag flies over their heads and they have rifles over their shoulders. The protagonist behind the window looks sheepishly out at his peers.
The poster was designed by Laura Brey who was a well known artist at the time. World War 1 was a bloody and brutal war that had men from all over the world in spending months in trenches. Over 17 million people died during the war and many were left physically and mentally wounded.
All sides of the conflict recruited ruthlessly to fill their ranks. This poster is part of our recruitment poster collection.