Back our girls over there Y.W.C.A. United War Work Campaign

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Title

Back our girls over there Y.W.C.A. United War Work Campaign

Description

A colour lithograph depicting a young female US Army Signal Corps switchboard operator in the foreground. Over her shoulder in the background can be seen soldiers marching with an officer on horseback.

Artist: Underwood, Clarence F.
Born in Jamestown, New York, Underwood studied at the Art Students League and the Academy of Julian in Paris in 1896 with J. P. Laurens, Constant and Bouguereau. He returned to America around 1901/02 to work illustrating for postcards, literary works, and magazines, including World magazine and over 40 covers for the Saturday Evening Post World. Many of his paintings were romantically influenced, showing courting scenes from over the fence line to stealing a kiss over a chessboard. Underwood was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City in 1910 and was on staff of the New York Press.

Date

1918

Medium

Paper, ink

Provenance

Generously donated by Christine Wildman to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

Extent

71.1 x 53.3 cm (28 x 21 in)

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