The Woman's Land Army of America (WLAA) - which was modeled on the British Women's Land Army - operated from 1917 to 1921, employing 15,000 - 20,000 women. Many were from towns and cities and college educated, and units were associated with colleges. Women who worked for the WLAA were sometimes known as farmerettes. The WLAA was supported by Progressives like Theodore Roosevelt, and was associated with the suffrage movement. In Britain where there was a shortage of farm labour as men were conscripted into the forces and also a need to grow more food due to the threat to supplies caused by German submarines the Women’s Land Army (established in February 1917) boasted over 113,000 members by 1918.
America alone produced about 2,500 poster designs and approximately 20 million posters - nearly 1 for every 4 citizens - in little more than 2 years
Lambert Guenther (b. 1883)
Lambert Guenther was born 1883 Sept. 13th in Wesel. the son of Bernhard Günther (a butcher) and Sibille Salomon. He attended Wesel grammar school 1893-1900, and went in 1900 to work as a clerk in Düsseldorf . The first reference to him working as a painter, [Kunstmaler] dated to 1903. In 1908 he emigrated via Rotterdam to the United States, where he married with a German immigrant. His brother Siegmund who lived in Düsseldorf friom 1919 was also a painter.
We are gratefult to Dr. Martin Wilhelm Roelen for this information.
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