Mine More Coal, President Wilson Demands Coal to Win the War. [caption title]
WWI-era poster calling on operators and workers “to assume the burden of producing an ample supply of coal” to win the war: “The existing scarcity of coal is creating a grave danger—in fact the most serious which confronts us—and calls for a prompt and vigorous action on the part of both operators and miners.”
The poster’s text subtly evokes pre-war American labor and coal mining strikes such as the Pennsylvania anthracite coal strikes of 1902, the West Virginia “Paint Creek Mine War” of 1912, and Colorado’s “Ludlow Massacre” of 1914: “The operators and their staffs alone can not do it; but both parties, working hand in hand…to rid the country of its greatest obstacle to winning the war, can do it.”
Description: Mine More Coal, President Wilson Demands Coal to Win the War. [caption title]
[Washington, D.C.:] Government Printing Office, c.1917–1918. p. Broadside. 24 x 19 inches. Illustration. Folds; some losses and toning at center folds and in margins; closed tears in right margin and with stain at lower right; fair to good.