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Lot 0377 Details

Description
Two colorful lithographic posters comprising: 1.) Depiction of Liberty as a scantly clad flapper of the day in front of a billowing U.S. flag above a seven member gunnery crew at sea loading the breech of their gun. Text at top edge exhorts "CLEAR THE WAY!! / Buy Bonds / Fourth Liberty Loan." Signed in-the-stone "Howard Chandler Christy" at bottom left. 2.) Depiction of an American warship receiving the surrender of a German U-boat crew after their vessel had been disabled. In the background a large ocean liner looms behind the U.S. vessel, having just been protected from a catastrophic attack. Text at upper right relates "They Kept The Sea Lanes Open" while bottom edge promotes "Invest In The Victory Liberty Loan." Signed in-the-plate at bottom right "L.A. Shafer."

Dimensions:
 Christy poster - 30" H x 20" W; 
 Shafer poster - 20.25" H x 39" W; 


Provenance: Dr. Alan York Estate
Condition
Condition between the two posters varies widely with the Christy example being in much better shape. Defects include toning, edge tears with losses affecting text, stains, and others.
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WORLS WAR I U.S. NAVAL THEME POSTERS

Estimate $400 - $600Nov 11, 2017
Starting Price $200
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