Government Loan Organization. Ivory white military recruitment poster mounted on white poster board. The poster consists only of black text inside a thin red border. The heading reads: I AM NEW YORK AND THIS IS MY CREED. Below the heading are several paragraphs of text describing New York from a biographical perspective. Condition: Good+. Very light sunning toward the edges. Slight wrinkling to surface showing where adhesive was applied, mostly at edges. Produced by the Government Loan Organization, Second Federal Reserve District, Liberty Loan Committee, New York. Dimensions w 20 in x h 24 in.
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Two piece poster set. Dark red background with off-white text. Horizontal images of large, bold text. First poster reads: “LEND!” Second poster reads: “Buy Early” in large lettering with smaller print at bottom stating, “Victory Liberty Loan”. Condition: Good- to Fair. Several chips to the edges of both pieces. Slight overall sun fading. Dimensions w 27 3/8 in x h 20 3/8 in.
London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Vertical poster has a dark brown background with beige edges. Poster is mounted on white poster board. Image consists entirely of dark yellow and white text. The text reads: Germany’s Battle Cry is “Germany over All” And her Navy drinks to “The Day” When she hopes to Smash Britain’s Fleet. BRITAIN is FIGHTING Not Only for the FREEDOM of EUROPE BUT TO DEFEND YOUR MOTHERS, WIVES & SISTERS FROM THE HORRORS OF WAR. We must crush this idea Of “GERMANY OVER ALL”. Condition: Good to Good+. The poster’s edges are slightly age toned. The interior image shows mild sunning with some white spotting toward the top edge. Minor chip to left side near the edge. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 39. Printed by Howard & Jones Ltd, London. Dimensions w 19.75 in x h 30 3/8 in.
London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Military recruitment poster has an illustration showing a portrait of an elderly man in a gray uniform in a gold frame. The British flag with a wreath at the top is draped around the picture. Beneath the portrait is a thin sword and helmet. A small staff rests to the left side and a medal to the left side. The poster's background is off-white and the text is dark brown. The poster's caption reads: He did his duty. Will YOU do YOURS? Condition: Good to Good+. The overall coloring is slightly faded with minor wear to the edges. Poster is mounted on a lightweight canvas. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 20. Printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd, London. Dimensions w 19.75 in x h 30 7/8 in.
Paris: Devambez Imp. Large vertically oriented poster mounted on canvas. The background of the poster is light beige. The colors blue, white and red are the border for the interior image and text. A black and white illustration depicting an eagle and a rooster is drawn at the top half of the poster. Below the image the text in French reads: Pour que la France soit Victorieuse! Souscrivez au 4eme EMPRUNT DE LA DEFENSE NATIONALE, CREDIT FRANCAIS, 52.54, Rue De Chateaudun, PARIS. Condition: Good. Slight darkening to edges due to age. Slight crease vertically along the center of the poster. Some crinkling to corners and edges. Printed by Devambez. Imp. Paris; Visa No. 13290. Dimensions w 32 3/8 in x h 47.25 in.
London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. A military recruitment poster mounted on a lightweight canvas. The poster depicts a man in an army green uniform blowing a horn. The background behind him is dark yellow and next to him there is text: Another Call. Below this image against the army green background there is text in white stating: “ More Men and Still More Until the Enemy is Crushed” Lord Kitchener. Condition: Good+. The overall surface shows only slight fading. The edges have mild wrinkling. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 21. Printed by Hill, Siffken & Co. (L.P.A.Ltd), Grafton Works, Holloway, London. Dimensions w 19 1/8 in x h 28.25 in.
United Stated Food Administration, c 1917. A vertically oriented WWI poster depicting soldiers charging into battle. The poster was produced by the United Stated Food Administration. Condition: Good. Light age toning and small puncture in the center of the image. Framed but not matted; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 20.75 in x h 29.25 in.
Paris: Devambez Imp. Large military poster mounted on canvas. Poster has white edges to a dark beige background. An image of a soldier holding a rifle and staring at a giant coin of a rooster focused on him. The coin’s edge states: LIBERTE, EGALITE, FRATERNITE, 1915. Above the image reads: Pour La France, VERSEZ VOTRE OR and below the image: L’Or Combat Pour La Victoire. Condition: Good-. Mild soiling with some wrinkles to edges. Four vertical scratches near left and right edges, two to each side. Each corner shows tape residue. Designed by Edite Par Le Societe, Des Amis Des Artistes. Printed by Devambez Imp. Paris. Dimensions w 32.75 in x h 49.5 in.
1918. A vertically oriented poster depicting a soldier bearing a gun monuted with a bayonet. The text reads "Come On! Buy More Liberty Bonds." The poster was designed by Walter Whitehead, and is dated 1918. Condition: Good to Very Good. Some age toning, and several small closed tears are visible along the bottom of the poster. Framed but not matted; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 21 1/8 in x h 31 in.
Paris: Imprimerie de Vaugirard. A large vertically oriented poster mounted on lightweight canvas. The poster’s background is beige. The image depicted in the poster is in full color and shows three military figures in a battle. The text of the poster is in French. The heading reads: EMPRUNT DE LA LIBERATION. There are three words within the illustration: On les. At the bottom of the poster there is text stating: Souscrivez a la/London County & Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd/22, Place Vendome Paris. Condition: Good to Very Good. Poster edges have mild foxing. Printed by Imprimerie de Vaugirard, Paris. Visa No. 13426. Dimensions w 30.5 in x h 45.75 in.
United War Work Campaign. Large rectangular poster with white edges and blue illustration on dark beige background. The illustration is mounted on the poster board. Image shows three men in military uniforms. The drawing is at the top portion of the poster dated 1918, signed by M. Leone Bracker. Beneath the drawing, dark blue text reads: ‘Keep’em smiling! help War Camp Community Service’; other text below reads: “morale is winning the war”. Red and blue circular emblem to the lower left, states: War Camp Community Service. Last text at bottom of poster states, United War Work Campaign. Condition: Good-. Some wrinkles to edges. Two repaired defects toward top of illustration. Slight foxing with age toning at top right edge and at left side toward edge. Dimensions w 28.75 in x h 43.75 in.
London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Vertical rectangular poster mounted on off-white poster board. Dark yellow frames poster at the edges with dark beige background to the illustration. The illustration depicts black silhouette figures at the top and bottom of the poster. At the center of the poster in black text to a dark yellow rectangular which is bordered in black, the text reads: What in the end will settle this war? TRAINED MEN It is YOUR DUTY to become one. Condition: Good to Good+. Small area of damp staining to the upper right corner of the poster. Mild soiling and sun fading to overall image. Published by Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 34. Printed by Jas. Truscott & Son, Ltd., Suffolk Lane, London, E.C. Dimensions w 20 5/8 in x h 31 3/8 in.
Large vertical poster mounted on a lightweight canvas depicts men in military uniforms beneath several flags in a tropical setting, at the top of the poster. At the bottom left corner of the poster is a man in uniform on a camel with another man at his side and in the other corner is a man in uniform on a horse with a man standing next to him. The text of the poster is in French. The heading above the top image reads: Republique Francaise Minister's De La Guerre and below the image reads: Troupes Coloniales/Avantages/ Assures Par La Loi/Aux Engages Et Rengages Des Troupes Coloniales. Header texts in blue, red and black. The remaining text is in black and red. Condition: Good to Good+. The poster’s edges have slight foxing. Otherwise the surface shows mild wear. The edges have slight wrinkles. Dimensions w 30 in x h 46 1/8 in.
Paris. Large horizontally oriented poster. Poster is mounted on a lightweight canvas. The image depicted is a nude man wearing a hat and belted sheath with a sword pointed at a large hawk on a greenish yellow background with dark beige edges. The man pulls a large flowing cloth of red, white and blue from the beak of the hawk with his other hand. Text above the illustration the text states: CREDIT LYONNAIS; and below reads: SOUSCRIVEZ AV 4e EMPRUNT NATIONAL. Condition: Good- to Good. Edges show wrinkling with some moisture staining at the top edge. Mild foxing to tail edge. Printed by Devambez, Paris. Visa 13.098. Dimensions w 48 in x h 34 in.
White recruitment poster with red and blue text. The heading states: TELL THAT TO THE MARINES!/AT 24 EAST 23rd STREET. The central image is of a man wearing a blue business suit with a newspaper and a hat at his feet. The artist is James Montgomery Flagg. Condition: Good-. There are several tears to the poster's edges due to creases and folds. Small pin holes to the corners. The poster's colors are vivid with minimal discoloration. Dimensions w 30 in x h 40 in.
London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Large wide horizontally oriented poster mounted on a lightweight canvas. Poster background is off-white. The text at the head of the poster in bold red text reads: REMEMBER THE LUSITANIA! The text at the bottom of the poster reads: ENLIST TO-DAY. The interior image has two columns and duplicates newspaper reports in black lettering regarding the Lusitania incident. This image has a red border and a red vertical rule at the center. Condition: Good- to Good. Some wrinkling and beige toning to the edges. Interior image shows mild toning with a small stain to the lower left side. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 95. Printed by Roberts & Leete, London. Dimensions w 47.5 in x h 38 3/8 in.
This is a military poster showing a soldier in uniform holding a rifle. The background is off-white and the illustration is grayish green in color. Next to the figure is written: Another Notch Chateau Thierry. Beneath the image reads: U.S. Marines. Condition: Good- . There are several chips to the edges. Mild discoloration due to sunning. Dimensions 30 in x h 23 7/8 in.
Paris: Lapina. Imp. This poster is mounted on canvas and has a dark beige background. The poster’s image depicts a religious figure in long white, red and gold robes holding a staff. Below the figure are several figures in a black and white rendering. The caption at the bottom of the drawing reads: Le Cardinal Mercier Protege La Belgique. Condition: Good- to Good. There are four horizontal creases across the poster. One chip to the top left corner. Otherwise the surface of the poster has mild smudges. Minor crinkling to the edges. Printed by Lapina. Imp., Paris. Dimensions w 31 1/8 in x h 46 3/8 in.
London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Vertical rectangular poster. Poster image has a 1 inch black border with a thin gold border around a green background. Interior image depicts an ivory scroll displaying a gray ribbon embossed with dark red wax stamp seals and black calligraphy. The poster is entitled “Scrap of Paper” in ivory text at the top and below the image, the text reads: ENLIST TO-DAY. Other related text is under the image, also in ivory. Condition: Good to Very Good. Slight wear to edges. Two small reddish smudges at bottom of the image, otherwise clean. Printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd and published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 15-W8998-1000-12/14. Dimensions w 18 7/8 in x h 28 7/8 in.
London: Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd. Yellow recruitment poster mounted on a lightweight canvas. It consists entirely of red and black text. The text reads: “You’re proud of your pals in the Army of course! But what will your pals think of YOU”? THINK IT OVER! Condition: Good+. Overall the surface is unmarked with slight darkening to the edges. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 43. Printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd, London. Dimensions w 19.75 in x h 30.25 in.
Leeds and London: Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., The Electric Press. A horizontally oriented recruitment poster. The beige poster shows a silhouette of a soldier holding a rifle in the foreground and several other soldiers in the background. This poster is mounted on a lightweight canvas. The text is in black and gray. The text reads: THINK! ARE YOU CONTENT FOR HIM TO FIGHT FOR YOU? WON’T YOU DO YOUR BIT? WE SHALL WIN BUT YOU MUST HELP/ JOIN TO-DAY. Condition: Good. There are light vertical creases due to storing. The edges have darkened due to age. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 38. Printed by Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd., The Electric Press, Leeds and London. Dimensions w 30.5 in x h 21.5.
Signed print by Frank Brangwyn depicting a street scene in the aftermath of the London Blitz. Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) was born in Belgium to British parents, and received his artistic training in Britain. He worked for William Morris as a young man, and like him explored a wide array of artistic media throughout his career. Though his work includes such diverse categories as glassware, furniture, and pro-British WWI posters, perhaps his best-known works are the murals commissioned by the House of Lords in 1926, later rejected by the peers, and finally acquired for the Guildhall in Swansea, Wales. During his lifetime, he was one of the world's foremost artists. He was the first living artist to receive a retrospective at the Royal Academy in London. While his reputation suffered after his death, his work has been reconsidered in more recent years, and a high-profile exhibition marked the 50th anniversary of his death in 2006. Condition: Good. Some discoloration from handling, aging adhesive, and other factors to margins, but these do not impact the print itself, or the signature. The print is mounted in an unusual way in that the edges of the sheet of paper have been wrapped around the edges of a board and glued to the back, which currently gives the print a slightly wavy appearance. This could likely be corrected if the backing were removed, which could be done with minimal paper loss. Dimensions 26 x 36.5 inches.
Signed print of Geraldo Rivera by American caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. Edition number 145/200. Matted and framed. Hirschfeld (1903-2003) was a celebrated caricaturist whose work was widely published throughout his seven-decade career. Although he drew many of the most prominent figures of his day, he generally avoided a caustically satirical approach. He was perhaps best known for the drawings that appeared regularly in the New York Times, in which he regularly hid one or more occurrences of his daughter's name. Condition: Very Good. Minor light foxing. Dimensions 25.75 x 22.25 inches.
Cairo: Egyptian State Tourism Department. c. 1960. Artwork by M. Azmy; printed in Egypt by Institut Graphique Egyptien. Issued by the Egyptian State Tourism Department. Condition: Very Good. Slight age toning; one small tear (which does not interfere with the image) visible in upper right margin. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 29.5 x 41.25 inches.
Narvik: Finnish Tourist Association, et al. Artwork by Bengt Lundström and Anders Beckman; published by the Finnish Tourist Association, Helsingfors; the North-Norway Travel Association, Narvik; the Tourist Society of Norrbotten, Luleå and the Swedish Tourist Traffic Association. Condition: Good to Very Good. Small portion ( approx. 1 in of upper left corner is missing (torn); vertical tear (approx. 2 in or 5 cm) at bottom center of poster. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 26.25 x 41.25 inches.
Napoli: Ente Provinciale per il Turismo, c 1955. Travel poster depicting scenes of Pompei. Published c. 1955 by Ente Provinciale per il Turismo--Napoli. Condition: Good. Two minor closed tears in upper right corner. One larger partially open tear (approx. 4.5 in or 114 mm) at bottom edge, with some discoloration evident where tape was used. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 28.875 x 43 inches.
1979. Poster design created by Jamie Wyeth in honor of the opening of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library in 1979. The poster is signed by the artist at the lower right corner. Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) is the son of painter Andrew Wyeth. Following in the footsteps of his father and many other family members, Wyeth pursued an artistic career from an early age. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions at museums across the United States, and his work is now in many major public collections. Condition: Very Good. A small white mark in the upper left corner which appears not to be original. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 26.25 x 36.25 inches.
Print by Boris W. Vallejo, signed and dated (7/27/79) in pen in the lower right corner. This print is of the cover art created by fantasy artist Boris W. Vallejo for the novel Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman. Vallejo, born in Peru in 1941, attended Peru’s National School of Fine Arts, and later immigrated to the United States. He has worked with numerous publishers in the fantasy genre, and has also created artwork for movie posters and more. Condition: Good. Somewhat faded. Some rippling from the way the print has been matted. Some damage to the backing, but this does not impact the print. Dimensions 23.5 x 25.375 inches.
Egyptian State Tourism Board, c 1950s - 1960s. Original travel poster with artwork by H. Hashim. Printed in Egypt by Institut Graphique Egyptien, and issued by Egyptian State Tourism Board. Condition: Very Good. Some light age-toning; rip in upper left margin (does not extend into image). Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 31 x 42.75 inches.
c 1950-1960s. New Orleans travel poster from the 1950s or 1960s depicting a Mardi Gras parade scene. Condition: Very Good. Small tear (3/16 in. or 5 mm) in margin of lower left corner; tear of same depth at upper right corner. Slight cockling at upper left corner. Crease in lower right corner. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 23 x 35 inches.
An original travel poster created by Julien Lacaze (1886-1971), a French artist known particularly for his advertisement posters in the early 1900s. Condition: Very Good. A carefully-mended closed tear (approx. 2.5 in or 65 mm) along the lower right edge. Slight age-toning. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 34.375 x 45.5 inches.
Leksand, Sweden: 1956. Original poster advertising the July 1956 performances of the play Himlaspelet in Leksand, Sweden. Himlaspelet, or The Heavenly Play, by Swedish screenwriter Rune Lindström, recounts a young man’s journey to demand that God return his sweetheart to earth after she is executed for witchcraft. When the young man fails in his quest, it is through his sweetheart’s intervention that the two are reunited in heaven. The play has been performed regularly in Leksand, Sweden since the summer of 1949. The poster is mounted on foam core. Condition: Very Good. Slight age-toning; evidence of damp-staining at upper left edge. Small closed tear at upper right corner. Dimensions 27.5 x 39.375 inches.
An original travel poster created by Julien Lacaze (1886-1971), a French artist known particularly for his advertisement posters in the early 1900s. The poster was created to advertise the services of the railways of Alsace and Lorraine, and was printed by Imp. Alsacienne in Strasbourg. Matted and framed. Condition: Very Good. A small semi-circular brown mark in the sky area next to one of the main trunks of the foreground tree. Slight scratching to frame; paper covering back of frame is partially detached at one corner. Not examined outside of frame. Dimensions 32.875 x 48 inches.
A poster designed by French graphic artist Bernard Villemot (1911-1989). Villemot produced advertisement posters for such companies as Perrier and Air France, and in the years since his death, his work has become highly collectible. Condition: Very good. No apparent flaws; not examined out of frame. Dimensions 28 x 42.875 inches.