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    Weapons for Liberty U.S.A. Bonds: Third Liberty Loan (American Lithographic Co., 1918) WW I Poster (20" X 30"). Depicted: Boy Scout handing up a sword (inscribed "Be prepared") to a stylized warrior carrying a shield with an eagle design) who is draped in a robe resembling the U.S. flag. This 1918 poster is by famed illustrator Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 -1951) who executed over 300 works for The Saturday Evening Post between 1900 and 1940. In 1923 he created "The Arrow Collar Man," one of the most famous advertising symbols of the first part of the 20th Century. Leyendecker was born in Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1883 and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Leyendecker vies with Maxfield Parrish and Norman Rockwell for the title of America's greatest illustrator. One inch by two inch section of paper missing in upper right corner of the border, otherwise fine. Very Fine+ condition.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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