Pour la Liberte du Monde World War I Advertising Poster
|Genre:||World War I|
|Year Printed:||c. 1917|
|Size:||30.5” x 46”|
|Country of Poster:||Unknown|
|Additional Information:||Sem was the pen-name of Georges Goursat (1863–1934), who had been a well-known society caricaturist. The gallery watermark does NOT appear on your poster. For the liberty of the world. Subscribe to the National Loan at the National Credit Bank. Pour la liberté du monde. Devambez, Imp (Paris, France). Archival linen backed original WW1 poster, very good condition, repair on the bottom edge of poster. ; ready to frame. (Sem was the pen-name of Georges Goursat (1863–1934), who had been a well-known society caricaturist.) As an American artist said, “The poster should be to the eye what the command is to the ear.” Sems's poster Pour la liberté du monde depicts the Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from the people of France, appearing on the horizon over the Atlantic Ocean. In the soft pink and yellow sky, a new day is dawning, and Lady Liberty emerges from shadow. It is no coincidence that the French name for the Statue, La Liberté éclairant le monde, translates to “Liberty lighting the world.”|
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