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    U.S. Army World War I Propaganda (Schmidt Litho, San Francisco, c. 1915-1918). Full-Bleed Poster (27.5 X 41.25"). "You Are Wanted by U.S. Army."
    Designed by K.M. Bara, this original World War I recruitment poster features a commanding image of an officer, possibly General John J. Pershing, astride a charging horse, right hand pointing towards the viewer with the tagline "YOU are Wanted by the U.S. Army." All of the major combatants in World War I (1914-1918) began the conflict with cavalry forces, and Pershing's mount "Kidron" was often seen in victory parades and became a symbol of valor for the American people. This dramatic stone litho image set against a solid black background surely caught the eye of many young men of San Francisco, a number of which would make their way to 660 Market Street to heed the call of duty. Touchup to the folds, a tear in the left border that extends to the horse, a tear in the top left border/background, a tear in the right border, a tear in the bottom left, and a chip in the bottom right corner. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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