The “The Greatest Mother in the World” propaganda poster was published in 1918 during World War 1, a year after the U.S.A had joined the war. The poster was used to publicise the great work the Red Cross were during World War 1 helping the injured. They actively fundraised, asked for supplies and volunteers using propaganda posters during both the first and second world war.
This poster depicts an image of a woman carrying what looks like an injured child in a stretcher. The woman almost has an religious look to her, thoughts of statues and of the Virgin Mary holding the child christ come to mind. In the background we see a giant red cross image with the slogan “The Greatest Mother in the World” underneath.