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    World War I Propaganda (U.S. Government, 1917). Liberty War Bonds Poster (28.5" X 39.5") "Keep These Off the U.S.A."
    Shortly after the U.S. formally entered the first World War, the government created the Committee on Public Information (CPI) to create a poster campaign aimed at recruiting soldiers, supporting the Red Cross, and launching four Liberty Bond campaigns. The first two debuted in 1917, followed by two more in 1918 and a Victory loan campaign in early 1919. This original poster designed by John Norton sends a powerful message with its image of blood stained boots set against a black background, each imprinted with a tri-color German armorial insignia of a bird with outstretched wings and claws. The caption below urges the American public to do its part by purchasing more Liberty Bonds. The poster has been restored to address chips and tears in the borders and image area, and creasing in the image area. The color is quite good and the piece displays nicely after restoration. It bears the stamp "Forbes Library Collection N'Ampton Mass. Printer: The Strobridge Litho. Co. Very Good/Fine on Linen.


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