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    Victory Loan Flyers (Sackett and Wilhelms Corp., 1918). WW I Poster (20" X 30"). Post WW I (1919 as per date next to artist's name, K. Watkins) combination barnstorming/loan drive poster. After WWI, the combat pilots who in later years went into commercial aviation, were at a loss to use their skills. Seeking employment, they toured the country, putting on aviation shows, often in farming fields. Buzzing the barn gave the events their nickname. This particular poster is for an event that combines barnstorming with raising funds for the post war bond drives that were being used to mop up the debt incurred fighting in Europe. Further, the sub head "Watch For The Airplane Special" refers to the train pictured in the posters. Obviously this was a part of the barnstorming tour. The poster's artist produces no results on searches of the standard guides. This seems to be a poster created just for a limited series of events and, judging by the printing company, they were in the Northeast, most likely near New York City. The primitive, almost naive, nature of the illustration leads one to believe the poster was designed by a student or talented amateur. Very Fine+ condition on Linen.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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