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Oh Boy! That's the Girl!

Item

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Title

Oh Boy! That's the Girl!

Description

Helen Purviance of Huntington, Indiana served the first Salvation Army doughnut to a homesick doughboy in France on October 19, 1917. Her Hoosier hospitality caught on. Soon other “lassies” were serving 9,000 doughnuts per day to America’s boys “over there.” Printed in 1918 and designed by George M. Richards (1880-1958).
Text of the poster reads: "Oh Boy! That's the Girl! The Salvation Army Lassie. Keep her on the job."

Source

Herbert E. Redman World War I Posters, The Filson Historical Society Manuscript Collection

Publisher

United States Food Administration

Date

Format

Identifier

Mss. C R OVSZ

Citation

George M. Richards (1880-1958), “Oh Boy! That's the Girl!,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 27, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1163.