Columbia Calls - Enlist Now for U.S. Army World War I Advertising Poster


Genre: World War I
Artist: V. Aderente
Year Printed: 1916
Size: 30 x 40
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Columbia Calls - Enlist Now for U.S. Army. FRAMED, Original, linen backed 30 x 40 format. Painted by V. Aderente this famous image of Columbia carrying the American Flag forward into war. Draped in her white robe with the U.S. Flag flowing as she marches forward. Great addition to any collection. Restoration along the left side of the poster. Note: the background of this poster is a medium light blue. SHIPPING FRAMED POSTERS FROM ONLINE SALES WILL BE QUOTED ON THE SIZE AND DELIVERY ADDRESS. THE ONLINE SHIPPING CHARGE PAID WILL BE CREDITED TO THE FINAL SHIPPING. WE WILL PROVIDE A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE, CONTACT THE GALLERY. Color lithograph, copyright 1916, designed by Frances Adams Halsted, painted by Vincent Aderente. A wonderfully evocative poster featuring lady Columbia standing atop the world proudly holding the American flag in one hand and a sword in the other. Frances Halsted provides a six-stanza poem: "Awake! Ye men from dreams of Peace - Nor sleep when danger's near, But fling Old Glory to the breeze - There are no cowards here!..." Rawls, p. 52. Borkan p. 19, Theofiles p. 18 Wonderfully patriotic Army recruiting poster, before US declared war. This has become very scarce. Columbia Calls The poster was created in 1916, a full year before the US joined the war. Battle had been underway for two years in Europe, and the little war which was supposed to last four months was now becoming the great war, and the US needed to prepare to do more than watch it unfold. Columbia is a quasi mythological figure, first referenced in a poem by Phyllis Wheatley during the revolutionary war. The name is said to be an amalgamation of Columbus and America. Many cities, ships and institutions took on her name such as the District of Columbia, Columbia University, etc. The Poem on the Poster, which was written by the artist himself, reads Awake! Ye men from dreams of Peace Nor sleep when danger’s near, But flight Old Glory to the breeze – There are no cowards here! Our fathers fought; like heroes died, For years their blood they gave That honor, home and Peace be ours: Awake! Thy country save! Our flag for honor ever stands To lift the weak, to lead the free. America, our blessed land, Is calling, calling thee. From North to South; from Sea to Sea I hear the answering cry; ‘Thy sons forever shall be free For thee will live and die!’ Then flight Old Glory to the main Beneath her stars enroll, For cowardice shall never stain The glory of her folds. The Stars and Stripes shall lead us on A mighty host for right – That Peace shall reign forevermore And war from Earth take flight. @thevintageposter #ColumbiaCalls This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. The Vintage Poster has been helping clients with their original posters requirements for over 30 years. The Vintage Poster is an IVPDA certified vintage poster dealer. Available online to you 24/7. This is an original poster; it is not a reproduction. Our posters come with a . We stand behind the description and condition of the vintage posters shown on the website. 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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