Original World War I Joan of Arc -Buy War Savings Stamps Poster by Haskell CoffinOriginal World War I Joan of Arc -Buy War Savings Stamps Poster by Haskell CoffinOriginal World War I Joan of Arc -Buy War Savings Stamps Poster by Haskell CoffinOriginal World War I Joan of Arc -Buy War Savings Stamps Poster by Haskell CoffinOriginal World War I Joan of Arc -Buy War Savings Stamps Poster by Haskell CoffinOriginal World War I Joan of Arc -Buy War Savings Stamps Poster by Haskell Coffin

This Original World War I Joan of Arc Saved France--Save Your Country--Buy War Savings Stamps Poster by Haskell Coffin was Commissioned by the United States Department of the Treasury, Haskell Coffin created this poster in 1918. Feeding off the popularization of Joan of Arc in American culture, Haskell uses the imagine of Joan of Arc to encourage women to buy War Savings Stamps in order to save their country, much as Joan of Arc saved France. In 1909, Joan of Arc underwent a beautification. Cecil B. DeMille’s 1916 film Joan the Woman had so much press coverage that Joan became a household name in the United States. Joan’s canonization at the time also seemed inevitable. American women were quite familiar with Joan and her story by the time World War I started; and so she became a popular imagine to use in propaganda posters. Haskell’s use of a rich blue background and the sheer size of this poster (102 cm x 76 cm) would make this poster easy to spot on any building. Known for his renderings of beautiful women, Haskell’s art graced the covers of numerous popular magazines including Redbook, The Saturday Evening Post, McCall’s Magazine, and The American Magazine. Haskell portrays Joan as a beautiful young woman, who is raising her sword high to protect her country. The poster suggests that like raising one’s sword, buying War Savings Stamps will affect the outcome of World War I much as Joan of Arc’s heroic fighting impacted the Hundred Years War. The poster reads, Save Your Country – Buy War Savings Stamps”. The War Savings Stamps (W.S.S.) program was designed to instill patriotism in the citizens of America and raise funds for the war efforts. Stamps were available in 10-cent and 25-cent options, and were bought by women and young children. Because War Savings Stamps were inexpensive, it was easy for women to be able to afford them, and overtime fill a booklet to transform them in a war bond. Over the course of the war these stamps as well as war bonds raised approximately two thirds of the cost of World War I. The religious image and the intent of the poster is clear; just as God intervened through Joan to save France centuries before, He would, with America's help, again help His people triumph in France. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. THIS ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED FLAT UNLESS YOU REQUEST OTHERWISE DUE TO AGE. (rolled would be much cheaper)

ITEM ID
JH00100
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Blue

Original World War I Joan of Arc -Buy War Savings Stamps Poster by Haskell Coffin

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