The “Join the army air service be an American Eagle!” poster was used during World War 1 to recruit for the U.S airforce. The image portrays the iconic American Eagle locked in battle with a large black German Eagle. In the background is an image of World War 1 planes. The imagery is intended to link the American Eagle with the World War 1 fighter planes.
The text underneath states “Consult your local draft board. Read the illustrated booklet at any recruiting office, or write to the Chief Signal Officer of the Army, Washington, D.C. Apply to Air Service Trade Test Board, 755 Boylston St., Boston, Mass.”
The poster was designed by Charles Bull Livingston(1874 – 1932) who was an acclaimed illustrator. He was known for specialising in wildlife thus the image of Eagles locked in battle.