Dig In! Salvation Army Home Service Fund editorial cartoon, Fred O. Seibel

Files

VCU_M 23 Box 2 f knickerbocker press May 1919 no 741 Salvation Army Home Service fund rsz.jpg

Title

Dig In! Salvation Army Home Service Fund editorial cartoon, Fred O. Seibel

Description

Editorial cartoon in support of the Salvation Army Home Service Fund by Fred O. Seibel, published in The Knickerbocker Press, May 1919.  

This Salvation Army campaign was conducted between May 19-26, 1919 to raise money to rebuild the Salvation Army after its service in World War I, and to provide for the needs of soldiers returning from war. National Doughnut Day, celebrated the first Friday of June, honors the Salvation Army members who served soldiers in World War I. 

In 1917, over two hundred-fifty Salvation Army volunteers went overseas to France to provide supplies and baked goods, including donuts, to American soldiers. 

A woman from the salvation army stands behind an upturned tambourine 

Text: 

"Dig In!  

Veteran: "Believe Me, If you want to come across for a worthy cause, get in on this toot sweet!" 

Crow: "Ask the man who knows!" 


Source

M 23, Box 2 Frederick Otto Seibel papers, 1882-1968,  James Branch Cabell Libraries, VCU Libraries

Date

1919 May

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Notes

Learn more: 

"A man may be down but he's never out!" Home Service Fund Campaign - Salvation Army - May 19-26, 1919 / / Frederick Duncan. Library of Congress

The Salvation Army. Wikipedia

Our history. Salvation Army website 

Home Service Fund (1919). Chronicling America, Library of Congress 

Salvation Army, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

“Dig In! Salvation Army Home Service Fund editorial cartoon, Fred O. Seibel,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed October 14, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/505.