After the United States entered World War 1, broadsides proved an effective way to communicate with the public. They encouraged conservation, appealed for supplies and recruited volunteers. Some of America's finest artists and illustrators contributed bold, colorful art. This image is one such example. Circa 1917, designed by Dan Smith for Thomson-Ellis Company for the American Library Association. Heavy canvas tote has side panels and flat bottom making it perfect for carrying books! 12"x11"x4" Click on image for larger view. From the collections of Maine Historcal Society.