Online Gallery: Navy Posters


Brawny sailors load a gun in a navy recruiting poster from World War I. (Library of Congress)
Brawny sailors load a gun in a navy recruiting poster from World War I. (Library of Congress)

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MHQ‘s Winter 2012 issue features a story about how the U.S. navy has reinvented itself—and the American sailor—over the past century. Here are recruiting posters that illustrate how the navy has pitched itself to would-be sailors from the Civil War to the Cold War. To buy a copy of the Winter issue or a subscription, click here.

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