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    World War I Propaganda (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1917). 2nd Liberty Loan Poster (19.5" X 29.75") "Shall We Be More Tender with Out Dollars Than with the Lives of Our Sons."
    Artist Dan Sayre Groesbeck uses his expressive style and a quote from Secretary of Treasury W.G. McAdoo to direct an emotional plea towards viewers, asking them to consider what is more important in life: their pocketbooks, or the lives of their friends, relatives, and neighbors. Starting as a mainly self-taught illustrator for the Los Angeles Morning Herald, Groesbeck grew into a competent muralist and the go-to concept artist for the award-winning director Cecil B. DeMille. This fantastic stone litho piece of propaganda shows slight brittleness, archival tape on the verso, foxing in the upper background, and border, a small chip in the upper right corner, stains in the lower text and upper border, and tears in three borders into the image and background. Rolled, Fine+.


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