That Liberty Shall Not Perish (S) World War I Advertising Poster


Genre: World War I
Artist: Joseph Pennell
Year Printed: 1918
Size: 21 x 31.75
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original That Liberty Shall Not Perish From the Earth -- Buy Liberty Bonds Linen-backed original American World War One poster. America is on fire; the Statue of Liberty is in ruins; New York City is destroyed. The powerful visual images created for these World War 1 posters caused the American population to rally around the government to support and pay for this war. Such stark images brought the tragedy of Europe's fall to the eyes of what may happen in America. Rawls p. 227, Paret 103, IWM I p. 47, American Style 61, Darracott 35, Theofiles 161, Keay p. 90, Borkan p. 109, Rickards 61. Linen backed. There were two sizes of this poster printed in 1918. There is a difference in the color and tone of the ink used in printing the posters. The small is darker, and the large version has more orange. Linen backed in very good condition with some restoration of tears along the very top border. "That Liberty shall not perish." This lurid poster of an imagined air raid on New York was meant to show Americans how the war might look if it reached our shores. The poster's details are hard to see, but on the left-hand side of the Statue of Liberty is a sunken ship; the statue's head also lies in the water at the base of her pedestal to the right, and German planes fly overhead. To overcome the American aversion to "foreign entanglements" and her traditional isolationism, appeals like "That Liberty shall not perish" were frequent.. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. We are glad to assist you. Our current inventory is online and is updated frequently. To purchase, add the item(s) to your cart and check out. They will be delivered to your door. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! #JosephPennell

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