New York State Library, NYSL_Poster_Buyer
Recruitment poster for Watervliet Arsenal, 1918
What objects do you see in this poster?
What do you think these objects represent?
Why would a poster like this one be important to in recruiting workers for the arsenal?
How did the Watervliet Arsenal contribute to the war effort? How do you think this contribution affected the local economy?
What do the words “brain and brawn” mean in relation to the poster’s message?
What role have arsenals played throughout U.S. military history? Have they been a significant factor in the military success of this country? Explain your answer.
Science: What scientific discoveries of the early 20th century were utilized during World War I? How did these discoveries affect the outcome of the war?
English Language Arts: Write a descriptive paragraph detailing the desirable characteristics necessary for successful employment at the Watervliet Arsenal.