World War I Propaganda (Strobridge Lithograph Co., 1917). ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionWorld War I Propaganda (Strobridge Lithograph Co., 1917). Fine on Linen. Liberty War Bonds Poster (29" X 38.5") "Keep These Off the U.S.A." John Norton Artwork.
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 campaigns 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 bloodstained boots set against a black background, each imprinted with a tri-color German armorial insignia of the Imperial Eagle. Light touchup has been applied to fold wear, fold separation, and a few tears including a tear from the top border through the right boot into the left boot. Still visible are creases, some tears, unobtrusive stains and smudges, surface wear in the borders, and very minor chips with splices in the lower edge.
Estimate: $500 - $1,000.
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