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“They Shall Not Perish” (1918) Poster, American Propaganda | Artist Douglas Volk

1918 Poster (Publ. N.Y. : American Lithographic Co., 1918) titled “They Shall Not Perish,” by Artist Douglas Volk (1856-1935), depicts a girl who symbolized the Near East, clinging to woman (Columbia, Minerva, Marianne, Lady Liberty) with sword and U.S. flag, symbolizing America (Republicanism—against oppression). American Committee for Relief in the Near East campaign to raise money for Armenia, Greece, Syria, and Persia.—Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

This early Middle-East propaganda should be observed in great contrast to the U.S. government’s campaigns in the Mid-East today, and the bombing of children, schools, and homes in these regions, as well as conducted in Yemen today.

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