These unique recruiting images tried to recruit both men and women for the naval forces. These two types of prints were vastly different however, with women vintage U.S. Navy posters focusing on the Red Cross and care packages while men were enlisted to fight and build, as seen in the military print 'Build For Your Navy!'
Many of these military prints also depicted war photography. These works aren't like the war photography available to modern audiences and rarely depicted actual war scenes. Instead these historically relevant pictures illustrated the war technology during this time, as seen in the military print, 'U-Boat U534'.
As with most historically relevant pictures, vintage U.S. Navy posters are a valuable resource for today's art audiences. These works reveal a mobilizing nation and historically relevant pictures like 'Help Crush the Menace of the Seas' paints a perspective of these wars in a way that truly makes them real for not only the viewer, but the modern generation as well.