Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945. 1st Edition. Near Fine. Item #13438
A beautiful original WW II War Bonds Poster featuring the iconic image of U.S. Marines raising the flag atop Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima while battle raged all around them.
The poster was used to raise money for the war effort in the Pacific Theatre and was published about May, 1945, as Germany was surrendering in Europe and troops and money were shifting into the effort to defeat Japan.
The Battle of Iwo Jima was fought between February - March, 1945 and the flag raising was early on in the vicious fight, with more than a month of killing to go before the U.S. claimed the island.
Artist Cecil Calvert Beall was a commercial artist, portrait painter and watercolorist, but is primarily known for his captivating WW II posters, this being his most famous.
In exquisite condition, this poster boasts little wear, with just a few tiny pin sized scuffs at the original fold line intersections.
This historic piece measures 18.5" X 26" and is perfect for framing and display!