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    World War I Propaganda (Cadillac Motor Car Company, c. 1917). Poster (25" X 38") "What the Liberty Motor Will do to the Hun."
    A fantastic poster used to motivate the workers producing the powerful Liberty L-12 engines in Cadillac's factories, this dynamic illustration of an Airco DH.4 raining hellfire on the Hun menace still inspires the American fighting spirit a full century after its printing. Interestingly enough, the president and co-founder of General Motors, William C. Durant, was a determined pacifist that initially refused to manufacture any and all war materials for the US military. He later relented and allowed the production of the Liberty engines at GM's Cadillac and Buick plants, leading to the creation of this stunning poster. Prior to touchup, there were small tears in the left border with a small reattached chip in the upper left corner. The borders have been airbrushed, and there is a faint crease in the lower text. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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