ITEM: You are bidding on an original rare antique 1917 World War I poster featuring J. C. Leyendecker's most beloved World War I illustration. A haunting and reverent view of a young boy scout kneeling before Lady Liberty and handing her the sword which will protect the nation from harm during the great war.
The poster titled "Weapons for Liberty – U.S.A. Bonds" was an appeal to youth to sell war bonds and offered a particularly poignant view of life in War Time with incredible patriotic Americana/militaria appeal.
Measures 20" x 30" and produced by the American Lithographic Co. N.Y., this is 100% guaranteed original and vintage.
This original World War One poster is part of a large collection we are selling. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. We are happy to offer them exclusively on ebay in the coming months.
CONDITION: This is in very good condition, t is a ripple that runs through the poster and some edgewear, some fold lines which are faintly visible, very light soiling scattered throughout and a small hole near top middle of poster. All of this will be minimized when linen backed/framed, and this rare and wonderful piece will display without issues. An incredibly nice example of this rare World War I poster. This was stored free from light and smoke and it is wonderfully preserved throughout, a great World War One find.