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Posters are printed on 17”x22” 100% cotton paper archival matte paper, using archival inks. The actual image size varies, depending on the artwork.
Time Period: World War I (1914-1918)
Creator: August William Hutaf
This recruiting poster was made in 1917 by artist August Hutaf. The fierce, claw-baring cat and the phrase “Treat Em Rough” became trademarks of the Tank Corps.
Created in 1917, the Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Force took shape under the leadership of then Captain George S. Patton, Jr. The tank debuted as weapon during World War I. The introduction of tanks on the battle fields of World War I aided in ending the stalemate created by trench warfare. Unconvinced of the usefulness of tanks as a separate division, in 1920 Congress disbanded the Tank Corps and the tank units were absorbed by the infantry.