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The United States Army was quite small in the spring of 1917. A draft was quickly established, but men were urged to enlist for service. This poster, showing a cavalry charge, portrayed military service as heroic. Poster by: Vojtech Preissig, 1917.
Men Wanted for the Army - 1908 Cavalry recruiting poster shows a bugler sounding taps in the southwest territory. Oddly, it advertises a service in decline after the closing of the frontier in 1890. Cavalry was useless in France for reconnaissance or attack; German lines stretched from the North Sea to Switzerland.
Cavalry life! In the U.S. Army “If you want to have a good time ‘jine’ the cavalry!” (Jeb Stuart’s song). U.S. Army cavalry recruiting poster showing fifteen scenes of the cavalry life “in the field” with “plenty of good sport” and “in the garrison.”
A Soviet Cavalry recruiting poster from the former USSR.