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Auction Description for Swann: VINTAGE POSTERS
Viewing Notes:
Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2356 - Vintage Posters - begins at 10:30am in New York on Wednesday, August 6. All material in Sale 2356 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows: Thurs, July 31: 10am to 6pm - Fri, Aug 1: 10am to 5pm - Mon, Aug 4: 10am to 6pm - Tues, Aug 5: 10am to 6pm. No exhibition on day of sale.

VINTAGE POSTERS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

500 lots with images

August 6, 2014

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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A.G.R. (DATES UNKNOWN). CANADIENS FRANCAIS / VENEZ AVEC NOUS DANS LE 150IÈME BATAILLON C.M.R. 1915. 41x27 inches, 104x69 cm. Consolidat

Lot 1: A.G.R. (DATES UNKNOWN). CANADIENS FRANCAIS / VENEZ AVEC NOUS DANS LE 150IÈME BATAILLON C.M.R. 1915. 41x27 inches, 104x69 cm. Consolidat

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Description: A.G.R. (DATES UNKNOWN) CANADIENS FRANCAIS / VENEZ AVEC NOUS DANS LE 150IÈME BATAILLON C.M.R. 1915. 41x27 1/4 inches, 104x69 cm. Consolidated Lithographing & Mfg. Co. Limited, Montreal. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and minor losses at edges; minor abrasions, restoration and discoloration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE / IT'S MEN WE WANT. Circa 1915. 37x24 inches, 96x62 cm. Stone Ltd., [Toronto.]

Lot 2: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE / IT'S MEN WE WANT. Circa 1915. 37x24 inches, 96x62 cm. Stone Ltd., [Toronto.]

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN HERE'S YOUR CHANCE / IT'S MEN WE WANT. Circa 1915. 37 3/4x24 1/2 inches, 96x62 cm. Stone Ltd., [Toronto.] Condition B+: minor repaired tears and restoration at edges; minor creases, abrasions and light staining in margins and image; vertical and horizontal folds; pencil notation in lower right corner.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. THERE IS STILL A PLACE IN THE LINE FOR YOU / WILL YOU FILL IT? 1915. 30x19 inches, 76x50 cm. The Haycock-Cadle Co., L

Lot 3: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. THERE IS STILL A PLACE IN THE LINE FOR YOU / WILL YOU FILL IT? 1915. 30x19 inches, 76x50 cm. The Haycock-Cadle Co., L

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN THERE IS STILL A PLACE IN THE LINE FOR YOU / WILL YOU FILL IT? 1915. 30 1/4x19 3/4 inches, 76 3/4x50 1/4 cm. The Haycock-Cadle Co., London. Condition A: minor restoration at edges.

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LUCY KEMP WALSH (1869-1958). FORWARD! / ENLIST NOW. 1915. 29x19 inches, 75x48 cm. David Allen & Sons Ltd., Harrow.

Lot 4: LUCY KEMP WALSH (1869-1958). FORWARD! / ENLIST NOW. 1915. 29x19 inches, 75x48 cm. David Allen & Sons Ltd., Harrow.

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Description: LUCY KEMP WALSH (1869-1958) FORWARD! / ENLIST NOW. 1915. 29 1/2x19 inches, 75x48 1/4 cm. David Allen & Sons Ltd., Harrow. Condition B+ / B: repaired tears, restored losses and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and at edges, some affecting text. Matted and framed. Rickards 85, Borkan 219, Das Politische Plakat np.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. PUBLIC WARNING. 1915. 34x22 inches, 86x57 cm. Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Limited, [London.]

Lot 5: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. PUBLIC WARNING. 1915. 34x22 inches, 86x57 cm. Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Limited, [London.]

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN PUBLIC WARNING. 1915. 34x22 1/2 inches, 86 1/2x57 1/4 cm. Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Limited, [London.] Condition A: minor creases in image. Silhouettes of German and British airships and planes to help the British public "familiarise themselves with the appearance [of the aircraft] . . . so that they may not be alarmed by British aircraft, and may take shelter if German aircraft appear." Rawls p. 34.

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BERT THOMAS (1883-1966). HELP TO BUY AN AEROPLANE. 1918. 29x20 inches, 75x51 cm.

Lot 6: BERT THOMAS (1883-1966). HELP TO BUY AN AEROPLANE. 1918. 29x20 inches, 75x51 cm.

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Description: BERT THOMAS (1883-1966) HELP TO BUY AN AEROPLANE. 1918. 29 3/4x20 inches, 75 1/2x51 cm. Condition B+: restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; minor staining in image.

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SAVILE LUMLEY (1876-1960). DADDY, WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE GREAT WAR? 1915. 29x19 inches, 73x49 cm. Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., London.

Lot 7: SAVILE LUMLEY (1876-1960). DADDY, WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE GREAT WAR? 1915. 29x19 inches, 73x49 cm. Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., London.

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Description: SAVILE LUMLEY (1876-1960) DADDY, WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE GREAT WAR? 1915. 29x19 1/4 inches, 73 1/2x49 cm. Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., London. Condition A: vertical and horizontal folds. Matted and framed. Comfortably seated in an overstuffed chair, his daughter reading on his lap and his son playing at his feet, a man is contemplating the difficult question that his children might one day pose. A novel, almost insidious, appeal to encourage men to enlist by playing off their fears of having to explain to their children why they didn't fight during the war. A man, after all, is expected to fight. A point poignantly added via the young boy playing with toy soldiers. Darracott frontispiece, Rawls p. 32, Rickards 46, Weill 212, Power of The Poster 96, War Posters 101, Picture This fig. 47, The Poster 108.

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E.V. KEALEY (DATES UNKNOWN). WOMEN OF BRITAIN SAY -

Lot 8: E.V. KEALEY (DATES UNKNOWN). WOMEN OF BRITAIN SAY - "GO!" 1915. 29x19 inches, 73x49 cm. Hill, Siffken & Co., London.

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Description: E.V. KEALEY (DATES UNKNOWN) WOMEN OF BRITAIN SAY - "GO!" 1915. 29x19 1/4 inches, 73 1/2x49 cm. Hill, Siffken & Co., London. Condition B+: horizontal crease through center; creases, abrasions and minor restoration in margins and image. Framed within the window of their home, two women watch as their men march off to war. "The double message of the text--directed simultaneously at women and by women at their men--manipulated the image of mother, wife and child within the home into a noble motivation for enlisting, but also assigned women the responsibility for ordering men into war" (Paret p. 52). "The role of the female as government spokesman, whether as wife, sweetheart, mother, daughter, or battlefield guardian angel, was common to the war effort . . . [but] it was in Britain in the first 18 months that it had the longest and hardest run" (Rickards p. 11). Rawls p. 32, Rickards 40, Gallo p. 189, Paret 68, War Posters 102, Picture This fig. 49.

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GERALD SPENCER PRYSE (1881-1956). SERBIA'S FLAG DAY. Circa 1915. 39x29 inches, 101x75 cm. Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., [London.]

Lot 9: GERALD SPENCER PRYSE (1881-1956). SERBIA'S FLAG DAY. Circa 1915. 39x29 inches, 101x75 cm. Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., [London.]

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Description: GERALD SPENCER PRYSE (1881-1956) SERBIA'S FLAG DAY. Circa 1915. 39 3/4x29 1/2 inches, 101x75 cm. Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd., [London.] Condition B+: repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; minor restored losses at edges.

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ARTHUR WARDLE (1860-1949). THE EMPIRE NEEDS MEN! / ENLIST NOW. 1915 29x19 inches, 75x50 cm. Straker Brothers Ltd., London.

Lot 10: ARTHUR WARDLE (1860-1949). THE EMPIRE NEEDS MEN! / ENLIST NOW. 1915 29x19 inches, 75x50 cm. Straker Brothers Ltd., London.

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Description: ARTHUR WARDLE (1860-1949) THE EMPIRE NEEDS MEN! / ENLIST NOW. 1915 29 1/2x19 3/4 inches, 75x50 1/4 cm. Straker Brothers Ltd., London. Condition A-: repaired tears and minor restored losses at edges, some affecting image. Rawls p. 58, IWM p. 70.

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J.H. BALL (DATES UNKNOWN). SAVE YOUR HOSPITALS! Circa 1920s. 116x77 inches, 294x195 cm. David Allen & Sons, London.

Lot 11: J.H. BALL (DATES UNKNOWN). SAVE YOUR HOSPITALS! Circa 1920s. 116x77 inches, 294x195 cm. David Allen & Sons, London.

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Description: J.H. BALL (DATES UNKNOWN) SAVE YOUR HOSPITALS! Circa 1920s. 116x77 inches, 294 1/2x195 1/2 cm. David Allen & Sons, London. Condition B+: minor losses and restored losses in margins; repaired tears, creases and abrasions in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; staining in left image; wooden rods affixed at top and bottom. Two-sheets.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. PEACE / THE EVENING NEWS. 1919. 29x19 inches, 74x50 cm. B.D. & S. Ltd, London.

Lot 12: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. PEACE / THE EVENING NEWS. 1919. 29x19 inches, 74x50 cm. B.D. & S. Ltd, London.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN PEACE / THE EVENING NEWS. 1919. 29 1/4x19 3/4 inches, 74 1/4x50 1/4 cm. B.D. & S. Ltd, London. Condition A: minor creases and restoration at edges.

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JAMES NORTHFIELD (1887-1973). HIS FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS! / BUY PEACE BONDS. Circa 1918. 29x20 inches, 73x50 cm. Mason, Firth & McCutc

Lot 13: JAMES NORTHFIELD (1887-1973). HIS FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS! / BUY PEACE BONDS. Circa 1918. 29x20 inches, 73x50 cm. Mason, Firth & McCutc

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Description: JAMES NORTHFIELD (1887-1973) HIS FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS! / BUY PEACE BONDS. Circa 1918. 29x20 inches, 73 3/4x50 3/4 cm. Mason, Firth & McCutcheon Pty Ltd., [Melbourne.] Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; abrasions and restoration in margins and image; restored loss in upper right corner; discoloration in margins; ink stamp in upper image. Northfield p. 15.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN.

Lot 14: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. "WELL BOY - YOU'VE DONE YOUR BIT" / WHAT WILL AUSTRALIA DO FOR YOU? / BUY PEACE BONDS. 29x19 inches, 75x49 cm. E.B. S

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN "WELL BOY - YOU'VE DONE YOUR BIT" / WHAT WILL AUSTRALIA DO FOR YOU? / BUY PEACE BONDS. 29 1/2x19 1/2 inches, 75x49 1/2 cm. E.B. Studios, Sydney. Condition A-: minor abrasions and restoration in margins and image; light offsetting in upper image.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. THE PEACE LOAN. Circa 1918. 25x20 inches, 65x50 cm. E.B. Studios, Sydney.

Lot 15: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. THE PEACE LOAN. Circa 1918. 25x20 inches, 65x50 cm. E.B. Studios, Sydney.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN THE PEACE LOAN. Circa 1918. 25 3/4x20 inches, 65 1/2x50 3/4 cm. E.B. Studios, Sydney. Condition B+: restored losses, repaired tears and overpainting in margins; creases in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds.

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DAVID HENRY SOUTER (1862-1935). IT'S NICE IN THE SURF BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN IN THE TRENCHES / GO AND HELP. 1917. 30x20 inches, 76x50 c

Lot 16: DAVID HENRY SOUTER (1862-1935). IT'S NICE IN THE SURF BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN IN THE TRENCHES / GO AND HELP. 1917. 30x20 inches, 76x50 c

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Description: DAVID HENRY SOUTER (1862-1935) IT'S NICE IN THE SURF BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN IN THE TRENCHES / GO AND HELP. 1917. 30x20 inches, 76x50 3/4 cm. William Brooks & Co. Ltd Litho, Sydney. Condition B+ / B: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image; restored losses in margins; vertical and horizontal folds; darkened overall.

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NORMAN LINDSAY (1879-1969). THE TRUMPET CALLS. Circa 1918. 34x26 inches, 88x67 cm. W.A. Gullick, Sydney.

Lot 17: NORMAN LINDSAY (1879-1969). THE TRUMPET CALLS. Circa 1918. 34x26 inches, 88x67 cm. W.A. Gullick, Sydney.

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Description: NORMAN LINDSAY (1879-1969) THE TRUMPET CALLS. Circa 1918. 34 3/4x26 1/2 inches, 88 1/4x67 1/4 cm. W.A. Gullick, Sydney. Condition B / B+: losses and restored losses in margins; repaired tears, creases and abrasions in margins and image; water staining in lower image; staining in margins; light foxing in image; pin holes in corners.

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HARRY J. WESTON (1874-1938).

Lot 18: HARRY J. WESTON (1874-1938). "WERE YOU THERE THEN?" Circa 1916. 36x23 inches, 91x59 cm. W.A. Gullick, Sydney.

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Description: HARRY J. WESTON (1874-1938) "WERE YOU THERE THEN?" Circa 1916. 36x23 1/4 inches, 91 1/2x59 cm. W.A. Gullick, Sydney. Condition B+: repaired tears, restored losses, overpainting and creases in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; light offsetting in upper image.

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HARRY J. WESTON (1874-1938).

Lot 19: HARRY J. WESTON (1874-1938). "WE TOOK THE HILL, COME AND HELP US KEEP IT!" 1918. 35x23 inches, 90x60 cm. W.A. Gullick, Sydney.

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Description: HARRY J. WESTON (1874-1938) "WE TOOK THE HILL, COME AND HELP US KEEP IT!" 1918. 35 3/4x23 3/4 inches, 90 3/4x60 1/4 cm. W.A. Gullick, Sydney. Condition B+: creases, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image.

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FIRMIN BOUISSET (1859-1925). EMPRUNT NATIONAL. Gouache maquette. Circa 1920. 12x9 inches, 31x23 cm.

Lot 20: FIRMIN BOUISSET (1859-1925). EMPRUNT NATIONAL. Gouache maquette. Circa 1920. 12x9 inches, 31x23 cm.

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Description: FIRMIN BOUISSET (1859-1925) EMPRUNT NATIONAL. Gouache maquette. Circa 1920. 12 1/4x9 inches, 31x23 cm. Condition A: minor foxing. Thick paper. Bouisset, best know for the charming children with which he populated his commercial posters, also designed several posters for France during the First World War, calling on the citizenry to invest in government bonds. This image was never realized as a poster.

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FIRMIN BOUISSET (1859-1925). EMPRUNT NATIONAL. Gouache maquette. Circa 1920. 12x9 inches, 30x23 cm.

Lot 21: FIRMIN BOUISSET (1859-1925). EMPRUNT NATIONAL. Gouache maquette. Circa 1920. 12x9 inches, 30x23 cm.

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Description: FIRMIN BOUISSET (1859-1925) EMPRUNT NATIONAL. Gouache maquette. Circa 1920. 12x9 inches, 30 1/2x23 cm. Condition A. Mounted on cardboard. Another unrealized study for a war loan poster (see previous lot).

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FERDINAND JEAN BARBIER (DATES UNKNOWN). COMITÉ DE L'OR DU DÉPARTEMENT DU RHÔNE / POUR LA PATRIE VERSEZ VOTRE OR. 1915. 45x32 inches, 11

Lot 22: FERDINAND JEAN BARBIER (DATES UNKNOWN). COMITÉ DE L'OR DU DÉPARTEMENT DU RHÔNE / POUR LA PATRIE VERSEZ VOTRE OR. 1915. 45x32 inches, 11

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Description: FERDINAND JEAN BARBIER (DATES UNKNOWN) COMITÉ DE L'OR DU DÉPARTEMENT DU RHÔNE / POUR LA PATRIE VERSEZ VOTRE OR. 1915. 45 1/2x32 1/2 inches, 115 1/2x82 1/2 cm. E. Rousseau-Dole, Jura. Condition A-: creases, abrasions and minor restoration in margins and image; vertical and horizontal folds. Matted and framed. Eybl p. 117.

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MAURICE LOUIS HENRI NEUMONT (1868-1930). ON NE PASSE PAS! 1918. 47x31 inches, 119x80 cm. Devambez, Paris.

Lot 23: MAURICE LOUIS HENRI NEUMONT (1868-1930). ON NE PASSE PAS! 1918. 47x31 inches, 119x80 cm. Devambez, Paris.

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Description: MAURICE LOUIS HENRI NEUMONT (1868-1930) ON NE PASSE PAS! 1918. 47x31 1/2 inches, 119 1/2x80 cm. Devambez, Paris. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges; creases, abrasions, restoration and minor restored losses along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image. Rawls p. 87, Rickards 68, Darracott 33, Paret 64, War Posters 3, Eybl p. 53.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. [FRANCE / WORLD WAR I.] Group of 6 posters. 1915-1918. Sizes vary.

Lot 24: VARIOUS ARTISTS. [FRANCE / WORLD WAR I.] Group of 6 posters. 1915-1918. Sizes vary.

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Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS [FRANCE / WORLD WAR I.] Group of 6 posters. 1915-1918. Sizes vary. Condition varies, generally B+. Mounted on Japan. Group includes: En Belgique les Belges ont Faim; Journée Serbe; On les Aura!; Oeuvre de "Vacances Enfantines"; French Comrade Your Children Shall Be as Our Children; and Concert en Grange du XVIIe. C.A.

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LUCIANO ACHILLE MAUZAN (1883-1952). FATE TUTTI IL VOSTRO DOVERE! / ITALIAN RED CROSS DAY. Circa 1917. 25x18 inches, 63x47 cm.

Lot 25: LUCIANO ACHILLE MAUZAN (1883-1952). FATE TUTTI IL VOSTRO DOVERE! / ITALIAN RED CROSS DAY. Circa 1917. 25x18 inches, 63x47 cm.

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Description: LUCIANO ACHILLE MAUZAN (1883-1952) FATE TUTTI IL VOSTRO DOVERE! / ITALIAN RED CROSS DAY. Circa 1917. 25x18 1/2 inches, 63 1/2x47 cm. Condition B: skinning and losses at edges; repaired tears, creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image. Mounted on board. Matted. A rare variant of the famous Italian war loan poster. IWM p. 43 (var), Paret 54 (var), Rickards (var), War Posters 17 (var).

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MARIO BORGONI (1869-1936). PRESTITO NAZIONALE. Circa 1916. 51x39 inches, 129x99 cm. Officine dell' Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, B

Lot 26: MARIO BORGONI (1869-1936). PRESTITO NAZIONALE. Circa 1916. 51x39 inches, 129x99 cm. Officine dell' Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, B

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Description: MARIO BORGONI (1869-1936) PRESTITO NAZIONALE. Circa 1916. 51x39 1/4 inches, 129 1/2x99 1/2 cm. Officine dell' Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, Bergamo. Condition B+: restored loss in lower margin; repaired tears, abrasions, restoration and minor restored losses along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; light toning along folds. Literally wrapped in his flag, an embattled patriot is raising his sword against an unseen foe gripping the corner of his flag. An allegorical attack on Italy herself, used here in an attempt to raise money for the war effort through war bonds with a 5% yield. Rickards 82, Borkan p. 233.

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MARCELLO DUDOVICH (1878-1962). PER LA LIBERTÀ E LA CIVILTÀ DEL MONDO. Circa 1920. 64x38 inches, 163x97 cm. Atelier Butteri, Torino.

Lot 27: MARCELLO DUDOVICH (1878-1962). PER LA LIBERTÀ E LA CIVILTÀ DEL MONDO. Circa 1920. 64x38 inches, 163x97 cm. Atelier Butteri, Torino.

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Description: MARCELLO DUDOVICH (1878-1962) PER LA LIBERTÀ E LA CIVILTÀ DEL MONDO. Circa 1920. 64 1/2x38 1/4 inches, 163 3/4x97 cm. Atelier Butteri, Torino. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image; light offsetting in image. This is the larger format. Il Manifesto Italiano 19, Borkan p. 235.

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MARCELLO DUDOVICH (1878-1962). PER LA LIBERTÀ E LA CIVILTÀ DE MONDO. Circa 1918. 39x27 inches, 99x70 cm. Atelier Butteri, Torino.

Lot 28: MARCELLO DUDOVICH (1878-1962). PER LA LIBERTÀ E LA CIVILTÀ DE MONDO. Circa 1918. 39x27 inches, 99x70 cm. Atelier Butteri, Torino.

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Description: MARCELLO DUDOVICH (1878-1962) PER LA LIBERTÀ E LA CIVILTÀ DE MONDO. Circa 1918. 39 1/4x27 3/4 inches, 99 1/2x70 1/2 cm. Atelier Butteri, Torino. Condition B+ / A-: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired tears and minor restoration at edges; creases and offsetting in image. This is the smaller format. Il Manifesto Italiano 19, Borkan p. 235.

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MICHAEL P. WHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN). MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY. Circa 1910. 39x28 inches, 100x72 cm.

Lot 29: MICHAEL P. WHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN). MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY. Circa 1910. 39x28 inches, 100x72 cm.

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Description: MICHAEL P. WHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN) MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY. Circa 1910. 39 1/2x28 1/2 inches, 100 1/4x72 1/2 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image; overpainted margins. One in a series of evocative pre-World War I recruiting posters that unintentionally depicts a military way of life that would all but disappear with the onset of the First World War. Rawls p. 54, Theofiles 1, p. 16, Borkan p. 13.

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MICHAEL P. WHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN). MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY. Circa 1910. 39x27 inches, 100x68 cm.

Lot 30: MICHAEL P. WHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN). MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY. Circa 1910. 39x27 inches, 100x68 cm.

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Description: MICHAEL P. WHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN) MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY. Circa 1910. 39 1/2x27 inches, 100 1/4x68 1/2 cm. Condition A-: repaired tears, minor losses and restoration in margins; light creasing in margins and image. Matted and framed. Rawls p. 54, Theofiles 2, page 17.

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MICHAEL P. WHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN). MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY. Circa 1910. 39x28 inches, 101x72 cm.

Lot 31: MICHAEL P. WHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN). MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY. Circa 1910. 39x28 inches, 101x72 cm.

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Description: MICHAEL P. WHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN) MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY. Circa 1910. 39 3/4x28 1/2 inches, 101x72 1/2 cm. Condition A-: creases, abrasions and minor restoration in margins and image; U.S. Recruiting Station ink stamp in bottom margin. Matted and framed. Rawls p. 55, Theofiles 3, p. 17.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. THE U.S. MARINES WANT YOU. 27x20 inches, 70x52 cm.

Lot 32: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. THE U.S. MARINES WANT YOU. 27x20 inches, 70x52 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN THE U.S. MARINES WANT YOU. 27 1/2x20 1/2 inches, 70x52 cm. Condition B+ / B: sharp crease through upper left corner; creases and abrasions in margins and image; minor repaired tears at edges. Paper. Matted and framed. Rickards 171, Judd 1.6 (var).

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CLARENCE F. UNDERWOOD (1871-1929). U.S. MARINE / BE A SEA SOLDIER. Circa 1914. 38x28 inches, 96x71 cm.

Lot 33: CLARENCE F. UNDERWOOD (1871-1929). U.S. MARINE / BE A SEA SOLDIER. Circa 1914. 38x28 inches, 96x71 cm.

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Description: CLARENCE F. UNDERWOOD (1871-1929) U.S. MARINE / BE A SEA SOLDIER. Circa 1914. 38x28 1/4 inches, 96 1/2x71 3/4 cm. Condition A: minor abrasion in upper margin. Matted and framed. Not in Rawls, Theofiles 63, Borkan p. 32.

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JAMES H. DAUGHERTY (1889-1974). SHOVE OFF / JOIN THE NAVY. Circa 1918. 41x27 inches, 104x69 cm. Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York.

Lot 34: JAMES H. DAUGHERTY (1889-1974). SHOVE OFF / JOIN THE NAVY. Circa 1918. 41x27 inches, 104x69 cm. Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York.

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Description: JAMES H. DAUGHERTY (1889-1974) SHOVE OFF / JOIN THE NAVY. Circa 1918. 41x27 1/4 inches, 104x69 cm. Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges; creases, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image. Matted and framed.

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RICHARD FAYERWEATHER BABCOCK (1887-1954). JOIN THE NAVY. 1917. 41x28 inches, 105x71 cm.

Lot 35: RICHARD FAYERWEATHER BABCOCK (1887-1954). JOIN THE NAVY. 1917. 41x28 inches, 105x71 cm.

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Description: RICHARD FAYERWEATHER BABCOCK (1887-1954) JOIN THE NAVY. 1917. 41 1/2x28 1/4 inches, 105 1/2x71 3/4 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and abrasions in margins and image; restoration and minor restored losses at edges. Matted and framed. Replete with masculinity and adventure, a sailor is riding bareback on a torpedo. This is an image that may have inspired the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's, Dr. Strangelove. Rawls 72, Theofiles 32, Rickards 161, Borkan p. 23, War Posters 100 (var).

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CHARLES STAFFORD DUNCAN (1892-1952). IT TAKES A MAN TO FILL IT. 1918. 42x27 inches, 106x70 cm. Schmidt Litho., San Francisco.

Lot 36: CHARLES STAFFORD DUNCAN (1892-1952). IT TAKES A MAN TO FILL IT. 1918. 42x27 inches, 106x70 cm. Schmidt Litho., San Francisco.

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Description: CHARLES STAFFORD DUNCAN (1892-1952) IT TAKES A MAN TO FILL IT. 1918. 42x27 1/2 inches, 106 1/2x70 cm. Schmidt Litho., San Francisco. Condition A-: repaired tears at edges; minor abrasions and restoration in margins and image. A rare World War I poster printed and distributed only on the West Coast. "This strong design continues the concentration on essentials of the best pre-war posters by combining a simple image with a brief text into the definition of military service as a proof of virility" (Paret p. 54). Paret 73, War Posters p. 85, not in Borkan, not in Rawls.

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HENRY REUTERDAHL (1871-1925). U.S. NAVY / HELP YOUR COUNTRY! Circa 1917. 38x25 inches, 98x65 cm.

Lot 37: HENRY REUTERDAHL (1871-1925). U.S. NAVY / HELP YOUR COUNTRY! Circa 1917. 38x25 inches, 98x65 cm.

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Description: HENRY REUTERDAHL (1871-1925) U.S. NAVY / HELP YOUR COUNTRY! Circa 1917. 38 3/4x25 3/4 inches, 98 1/2x65 1/2 cm. Condition A: minor abrasions in margins and image; vertical and horizontal folds. Paper. Matted and framed. Theofiles 39, p. 44.

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JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951). U.S.N. / AMERICA CALLS / ENLIST IN THE NAVY. 1917. 40x27 inches, 103x70 cm. U.S. Navy Publicity Bure

Lot 38: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951). U.S.N. / AMERICA CALLS / ENLIST IN THE NAVY. 1917. 40x27 inches, 103x70 cm. U.S. Navy Publicity Bure

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Description: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) U.S.N. / AMERICA CALLS / ENLIST IN THE NAVY. 1917. 40 1/2x27 1/2 inches, 103x70 cm. U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau, New York. Condition A-: minor abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in image; light creasing in image. Matted and framed. Rawls, p. 74, Theofiles 51, p.52.

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H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937). DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 41x27 inches, 106x70 cm.

Lot 39: H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937). DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 41x27 inches, 106x70 cm.

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Description: H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937) DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 41 3/4x27 3/4 inches, 106x70 1/2 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases, abrasions and minor restoration in margins and image; staining in lower left corner. "One of the most striking American posters issued during the war" (Picture This p. 68), this fantastic World War I recruitment poster distills the horrors of a German invasion of America into a savage, primitive, sexually charged theme. A red-tongued and drooling gorilla, whose helmet reads "Militarism," is clutching a desperate maiden with her dress torn off in one paw and a bloody club, reading 'kultur,' in the other. He is stepping over the sea into America, leaving a burned down and ravaged Europe behind him. "The phallic and bloody cudgel and the beast's power over the half naked girl give urgency to the enlistment call. As the beast steps onto American shores, recruits are invited both to fight militarism and to vie for the eroticized figure of raped Liberty" (Picture This p. 69). Popular folklore has it that this image was the influence for King Kong. Rawls p. 66, Paret 32, Borkan cov. and 16, Beauty and the Beast p. 5, Picture This p. 69.

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EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). YES SIR - I AM HERE! / MOTOR CORPS OF AMERICA. 1918. 39x26 inches, 99x68 cm. Carey Print Lith., New York.

Lot 40: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). YES SIR - I AM HERE! / MOTOR CORPS OF AMERICA. 1918. 39x26 inches, 99x68 cm. Carey Print Lith., New York.

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Description: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) YES SIR - I AM HERE! / MOTOR CORPS OF AMERICA. 1918. 39x26 3/4 inches, 99x68 cm. Carey Print Lith., New York. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration along horizontal folds and in margins and image; restored loss in upper right corner; skinning at edges. The Motor Corps was a volunteer organization that worked with the Red Cross providing rescue and emergency medical treatment. Of the handful of posters Penfield designed during World War I, this is the rarest. Rawls 25, Borkan p. 50, Paret 88.

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LAURA BREY (DATES UNKNOWN). ENLIST / ON WHICH SIDE OF THE WINDOW ARE YOU? 1917. 39x26 inches, 99x66 cm. National Printing & Eng. Co., C

Lot 41: LAURA BREY (DATES UNKNOWN). ENLIST / ON WHICH SIDE OF THE WINDOW ARE YOU? 1917. 39x26 inches, 99x66 cm. National Printing & Eng. Co., C

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Description: LAURA BREY (DATES UNKNOWN) ENLIST / ON WHICH SIDE OF THE WINDOW ARE YOU? 1917. 39x26 inches, 99x66 cm. National Printing & Eng. Co., Chicago. Condition B+: minor loss in top margin; tears, repaired tears and abrasion in margins; creases in margins and image; tape on verso. Paper. A young man in a suit (perhaps a student) is watching a column of soldiers marching past his window. "The window--a poster within the poster--separates the bright male world of waving flags and marching columns from the darkened interior feminine space . . . [exploiting] men's anxiety over their masculinity by suggesting the effeminacy of the man who does not enlist" (Paret p. 56). Paret 75, Rawls p. 82, Theofiles 10, Borkan p. 44, Picture This fig. 48.

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HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915. 37x27 inches, 94x68 cm.

Lot 42: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915. 37x27 inches, 94x68 cm.

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Description: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915. 37x27 inches, 94x68 1/2 cm. Condition A: minor creases and restoration in image. Matted and framed. An early sexy, taunting, challenging and daring recruitment poster, done two years before the United States entered World War I. The artist plays upon "the confusion of genders [that] provided posters with provocative images like this . . . whose purpose is the seduction of men into service" (Paret p. 64). Rawls p. 249, Paret 89, Theofiles 66, Borkan p. 39, American Style 64.

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HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). GEE!! I WISH I WERE A MAN. 1918. 40x26 inches, 101x66 cm.

Lot 43: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). GEE!! I WISH I WERE A MAN. 1918. 40x26 inches, 101x66 cm.

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Description: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) GEE!! I WISH I WERE A MAN. 1918. 40x26 inches, 101 1/2x66 cm. Condition B+: minor creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image. Matted and framed. One of two posters by Christy featuring this particular beauty. The other, with a tan background, pushes for service in the Naval Reserve or Coast Guard. This one has a narrower focus, seeking recruits for just the Navy, with a more blatant challenge to the public's masculinity, "Be a Man and Do It!" Rawls p. 80, Theofiles p. 46, Weill 216, Darracott 5, Rickards 32, Borkan p. 24, War Posters 99.

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HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). I WANT YOU FOR THE NAVY. 1917. 40x25 inches, 101x64 cm. Forbes, [Boston.]

Lot 44: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). I WANT YOU FOR THE NAVY. 1917. 40x25 inches, 101x64 cm. Forbes, [Boston.]

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Description: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) I WANT YOU FOR THE NAVY. 1917. 40x25 1/2 inches, 101 1/2x64 3/4 cm. Forbes, [Boston.] Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; trimmed. Christy's wartime beauty is a more seductive and less forceful plea than Flagg's I Want You poster, appealing to baser instincts than patriotism and guilt. "Sexual provocation was the essence of the Christy girl recruiting posters" (Paret p. 56). Rawls p. 78, Paret 74, Borkan 24, Rickards 14.

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HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). PATRIOTIC LEAGUE. 1918. 28x20 inches, 71x52 cm. The United States Prtg. & Lith. Co., N.Y.

Lot 45: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). PATRIOTIC LEAGUE. 1918. 28x20 inches, 71x52 cm. The United States Prtg. & Lith. Co., N.Y.

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Description: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) PATRIOTIC LEAGUE. 1918. 28x20 1/2 inches, 71x52 cm. The United States Prtg. & Lith. Co., N.Y. Condition B+: tears, minor losses and abrasions at edges, some affecting text; creases in margins and image; tape on verso; hinged to mat along top edge. Paper. Matted and framed. This is the version without the additional text box. Rawls p.149 (var).

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R.H. SOMMER (DATES UNKNOWN). BE A

Lot 46: R.H. SOMMER (DATES UNKNOWN). BE A "PERSHING PATRIOT!" 1918. 39x27 inches, 100x69 cm. Illinois Litho. Co., Chicago.

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Description: R.H. SOMMER (DATES UNKNOWN) BE A "PERSHING PATRIOT!" 1918. 39 1/2x27 1/4 inches, 100 1/4x69 cm. Illinois Litho. Co., Chicago. Condition A- / B+: staining in upper corners and in image; minor abrasions in margins and image; vertical and horizontal folds; trimmed.

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CHARLES CHAMBERS (1883-1941). [FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR.] 1918. 29x19 inches, 75x50 cm. Rusling Wood Litho., N.Y.

Lot 47: CHARLES CHAMBERS (1883-1941). [FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR.] 1918. 29x19 inches, 75x50 cm. Rusling Wood Litho., N.Y.

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Description: CHARLES CHAMBERS (1883-1941) [FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR.] 1918. 29 1/2x19 3/4 inches, 75x50 1/4 cm. Rusling Wood Litho., N.Y. Condition B+ / B: pin holes in corners; tear in right margin affecting text; repaired tear through top margin. Mounted on mesh gauze. Published by the U.S. Food Administration, this poster reminds immigrants of the beauty, promise and joy of arriving in New York Harbor in an appeal for their help saving food to feed the Allies. To reach as broad an immigrant base as possible, this poster appeared in several different languages including English, Italian and Hungarian. This is the Yiddish version. Magnes p. 49, Rawls p. 113, Theofiles p. 94 (var), Borkan p. 60, Gallo p. 92.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. [WORLD WAR I & II.] Group of 29 posters. Circa 1917. Sizes vary.

Lot 48: VARIOUS ARTISTS. [WORLD WAR I & II.] Group of 29 posters. Circa 1917. Sizes vary.

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Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS [WORLD WAR I & II.] Group of 29 posters. Circa 1917. Sizes vary. Condition varies, generally B+. Full list upon request.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. [WORLD WAR I.] Group of 3 posters. 1917-1918. Each approximately 29x20 inches, 75x48 cm.

Lot 49: VARIOUS ARTISTS. [WORLD WAR I.] Group of 3 posters. 1917-1918. Each approximately 29x20 inches, 75x48 cm.

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Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS [WORLD WAR I.] Group of 3 posters. 1917-1918. Each approximately 29 1/2x20 inches, 75x48 1/4 cm. Condition varies, generally A. Matted and framed. Group includes: Beat Back the Hun With Liberty Bonds; And They Thought We Couldn't Fight / Victory Liberty Loan; and Come On! / Buy More Liberty Bonds.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LEND YOUR MONEY TO YOUR GOVERNMENT / SECOND LIBERTY LOAN OF 1917. 33x45 inches, 85x115 cm. [American Lithographing Co

Lot 50: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LEND YOUR MONEY TO YOUR GOVERNMENT / SECOND LIBERTY LOAN OF 1917. 33x45 inches, 85x115 cm. [American Lithographing Co

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN LEND YOUR MONEY TO YOUR GOVERNMENT / SECOND LIBERTY LOAN OF 1917. 33 3/4x45 1/4 inches, 85 3/4x115 cm. [American Lithographing Co., New York.] Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; trimmed. An exceptional rendering of the Treasury building in Washington D.C., which in 1917 was still surrounded by unpaved roads. Unlike other bond posters, this image makes the clear explanation that the "U.S. Treasury will pay you interest every six months." Rawls attributes this as an attempt to educate the American public, most of whom were innocent in the ways of high finance and to whom "bonds were something quite new" and who would often ask when they had to make interest payments! (Rawls p. 196). Theofiles 130.

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