New York: Niagara Lithography Co., 1919. Christy, Howard Chandler. 1st Edition. Very Good+. Item #13427
One of the most iconic bond posters of WW I and one of Howard Chandler Christy's most beloved.
This original WW I propaganda poster features a monumental Lady Columbia, rising from the ocean before a billowing American flag and longingly staring out. Below her a heroic US Navy gun crew loads a torpedo into a cannon in the midst of naval battle action.
This beautiful poster was issued to raise money through the fourth, and last, Liberty Loan program, an effort to support the Allied cause in Europe.
"Famous for the "Christy Girl", Christy is also widely known for his iconic WW I military recruitment and Liberty Loan posters, along with his 1940 masterpiece titled, 'Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States', which is installed along the east stairwell of the United States Capitol."
Christy's women were portrayed much differently than women of the past, beautiful but with an air of fierce independence, representative of the great strides women were making in American society.
This poster is in Very Good+ condition with just a few very mild knicks along the edges and a 1.5-inch closed separation along the bottom edge. It measures 20" X 30" and is PERFECT for framing and display!