Paus: The United States Army Builds Men.


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Paus: The United States Army Builds Men.  Like a knight errant, an army recruit is expected to learn crafts, develop character and improve his physique. Teddy Roosevelt a big booster of manly qualities. Recruiting poster stresses benefits of enlistments – crafts, character & physique. Poster part of a campaign to build a solid regular army as ‘preparedness’ became a burning issue at the outbreak of the war.  Teddy Roosevelt a particularly vocal adherent of military strength. Confidence and good looks characterize soldier. 40 x30 near mint, conservation backed.

Bibliography: Walton Rawls Wake Up, America! page 239.