Be Patriotic Propaganda Advertising Poster

$450.00

Genre: Propaganda
Genre 2: World War I
Artist: Paul Stahr
Year Printed: c. 1918
Size: 21" x 28"
Country of Poster: US
Printer: Faithorn Company (Chicago Illinois)
Restoration Detail: Restored
Condition: Linen Backed
Grade: Fine
Condition Detail: This poster has small tears at edges; unsigned variant. Grade is based on pre-restoration condition, see image for more details. This poster has been professionally linen backed.
Additional Information: Original color lithographic poster, When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, the Federal Government was faced with the monumental task of mobilizing American society. Early in the war, President Woodrow Wilson appointed the Committee on Public Information headed by journalist George Creel to lead the propaganda effort. One way for the government to advertise its message was through the poster. Noted artists volunteered their time and talents to the committee and designed posters urging enlistment in the armed forces, conservation, industrial mobilization, subscriptions to Liberty Loans, and other patriotic duties. Paul Stahr's design for "Be Patriotic" is typical of many World War I posters. It aimed to be spiritually uplifting and depicted the ideals for which Americans were fighting.

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