Help the Greatest Mother in the World Propaganda Advertising Poster


Genre: Propaganda
Artist: Alonzo Earl Foringer
Year Printed: c. ca 1918
Size: 21 x 28
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original vintage poster: Help the Greatest Mother in the World, The War Chest. Archivally linen backed. Very clean. Artist: Alonzo Earl Foringer. Lithograph, circa 1917-1918. Excellent condition. Note that this image was printed also with a red cross on it as a variation. Loosely based on Michelangelo's "Pieta," the image in this poster depicts a monumental Red Cross nurse as a "Madonna" on one knee cradling in her arms a bandaged and blanketed soldier on a stretcher portrayed as her child. A large Red Cross emblem is behind her and to the left. "The greatest mother in the world" is printed in a pedestal-like area below her feet. Seeing all things with a mother's sixth sense that's blind to jealousy and meanness; helping the little home that's crushed beneath an iron hand by showing mercy in a healthy, human way; rebuilding it, in fact, with stone on stone and bringing warmth to hearts and hearths too long neglected. She's warming thousands, feeding thousands, healing thousands from her store; the Greatest Mother in the World- the Red Cross. Original poster issued by RED CROSS during World War 1 to elicit donations. The Red Cross is personified as a beautiful nurse cradling a sick soldier, who is laying in a cot. The soldier has been reduced to the size of an infant in her arms, as she is "The Greatest Mother in the World." This poster has been archivally mounted on linen and restored. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. The Vintage Poster has been working with collectors around the world helping them with their original vintage poster collections. Our posters come with a . We stand behind the description and condition of the vintage posters shown on the website. The Vintage Poster is an IVPDA certified vintage poster dealer. Available online to you 24/7. Consider The Vintage Poster your expert resource for your antique posters. You will be glad you did! We are glad to assist you. Our current inventory is online and is updated frequently. To purchase, simply add the item(s) to your cart and check out. They will be delivered to your door. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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