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    World War I Propaganda (Brett Litho, 1917). Poster (28" X 42"). "The Hun -His Mark - Blot It Out" by artist James Allen St. John.
    Artist James Allen St. John was known not only his movie poster art, but for his illustrations in pulp magazines, particularly those with a fantasy and mystical theme. Some of his most popular work was done for Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. Here, St. John renders a giant bloody hand on this World War I propaganda poster. This was the first public print work to address the Germans as "Huns", and it was intended to place emphasis on their barbarism. Fueling the fire of an already growing anti-German sentiment, this and other posters like it were part of a carefully crafted war propaganda program. The piece has been folded horizontally in the middle, there is a dust shadow in the bottom and top left corners, a small spot at the bottom right, a small tear in the top border, two tears in the bottom border, and light creasing. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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