charles buckles falls

Hey kids, now you know what to do with your vinyl when you get fed up with it:  Send it off to the front! Slacker Record Week (I kid you not) took place from October 28 to November 2nd 1918 in the US. Citizens collected unwanted discs and sent them to the forces. This poster was designed by Charles Buckles Falls, who was on the job for book donations too.

Books Wanted for Our Men in Camp and “Over There” / Take Your Gifts to the Public Library
C. B. Falls (American; 1874–1960)
1918
Color lithograph
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Nautical Lays of a Landsman. Wallace Irwin. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1904. Cover design, endpapers and text illustration by Charles Buckles Falls.

“Twas out on the Archipelago
In the region of the Horn, 
Somewhere in the locks of the Equinox
And the Tropic of Capricorn.
We bumped right into the Arctic,
Me and me matey, John. 
We was near to frizz by the slush and the slizz,
For we hadn’t our flannels on.
Who’d have thought that a tried explorer 
Would start for the Pole like that,
With openwork hose and summer clothes 
And a dinky old Panama hat?”

All’s Fair in Love. Josephine Caroline Sawyer. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1904. Cover design, endpapers and text illustration by Charles Buckles Falls.

“Aye, now thy blood doth show in thee,” she laughed. “The touch of truth hath roused the sleeping lion! Forgive me, sir; my tongue is over hasty, but prithee follow my advice and thou shalt learn my wisdom. Nay, look not so fierce, my Lord, I have done. Hast thou observed the gallant Lord Percy and the fair English bride? Methinks they pass the hour full pleasantly.”