Here is a nice Antique Poster from the World War I era for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep for yourself!
Nice classic poster from World War 1 Bond Poster for you here. The piece is entitled, "Halt the Hun! Buy US Government Bonds THIRD LIBERTY LOAN". The Third Liberty Loan Act was in April of 1918, so the poster dates to that period.
The poster shows an American soldier holding a German soldier back from a mother and child that are crouched in fear on the ground. The poster was done by Henry Raleigh and printed by Edwards Deutsch & Litho Company of Chicago.
Great coloring and details. The machine print signature for the artist, "Raleigh", is down near the lower left corner, see pic. The poster appears to be laid down on a board about the same size as the poster itself.
A very eye catching rendering here. The coloring and details of this painting are still relatively intact.
A small piece of the right top corner of the poster is missing. A small watermark in the "e" in the at top middle. A small tear to poster just above the "U" in Hun. A small watermark in the "H" in Third. A 2.5" tear in the poster under THIRD. A blemish above the "R" in THIRD. Crinkling of the poster in various places. A blemish on the sword in US Soldier's hand about 3/4 down and another mark just to the right of that. Some pinholes lower and to the right of the ! at top right of poster. These are the most obvious condition issues we saw. Please review the pictures yourself very carefully
The lucite covering over the poster (not glass) is blistered in two places on left middle, no impact on poster underneath there. Surface scratching to the rest of the piece of lucite, good thing is protected the poster from more wear. We did not examine the poster artwork out of the frame.
There is loss of paint in many places in the painting. Most notably, there is loss of the paint on the arm of the child holding the saber and then in the sky above the flag. Cracking of the board the painting is done on at the top and then on the left side. Also, scratching in a number of places on the painting. With all these condition issues, still a very neat and patriotic piece to acquire. We have not examined the painting out of the frame.
Our guess is this piece was done originally for one of the War Bond efforts, but this is just a guess. Appears to be a watercolor on paper or paper attached to board. We see no artist's name in the part of the painting showing thru the matting. May be an artist name behind matting, but not going to remove the piece from the frame to check.
The poster is framed in a gold colored metal frame. The finish of the frame shows some loss. There is an antique white board behind the poster. Appears the poster is laid down on a smaller board that is just about the size of the poster. No backing paper on the back of the frame.
The War Bond Poster in the frame is 31-13/16" tall, by 23-7/8" across, by 7/8" wide. Some finish loss to the frame. The Poster itself is 29-1/8" tall (cannot see bottom of poster in frame), by 19-7/8" wide.
Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
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