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Jessie Willcox Smith

Poster from World War One era

Jessie Willcox Smith, one of the most popular book and magazine illustrators of the twentieth century, created this poster encouraging patriotism on the home front during World War I. (Library Company of Philadelphia)

Library Company of Philadelphia

One of the most popular book and magazine illustrators of the twentieth century, Jessie Willcox Smith created this poster encouraging patriotism on the home front during World War I. According to one account, Willcox did at least 450 illustrations for various periodicals during a career that lasted from 1888 to 1932.

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