10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (light creases); framed to 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (not examined out of the frame).
Uncle Sam stands with an American flag flanked between two battalions of uniformed marching troops, one white and the other Black, with the slogan, "Where the Color Line Fades, With This Team I'll Clean 'Em Up." With photographic portraits of the Secretary of War Newton D. Baker and Special Assistant Emmett J. Scott, a well-regarded journalist and newspaper editor who advised Booker T. Washington on the development of the Tuskegee Institute and traveled as part of an envoy to Liberia. At the start of World War I, Scott was appointed Special Assistant for Negro Affairs reporting to the Secretary of War, making him the highest-ranking African American in the administration. After the war, he published Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the War (1919), a well-regarded account with invaluable images of the men and women who served during the war. Porter, Part III, p. 127.
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