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The Greatest Mother in the World

"The Greatest Mother in the World"
-by Alonzo Earl Foringer

This was the most famous Red Cross poster during the war, and perhaps the most effective. Featuring a Red Cross nurse holding an injured soldier, the poster is evocative of Michelangelo's PietĚ, a Renaissance sculpture of Mary holding the baby Jesus. The poster helped encourage more than 16 million Americans to join the Red Cross during a week-long Christmas Drive campaign.

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