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1917 Print World War I Cartoon Norman Lindsay "Sammy" American Soldier Trenches

1917 Print World War I Cartoon Norman Lindsay "Sammy" American Soldier Trenches

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This is an original 1917 black and white halftone print of a World War I political cartoon drawn by the Australian editorial cartoonist and artist, Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) for the Sydney Bulletin newspaper. "Sammy" was an early British slang name for American soldiers.


This 98+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.75 x 8 inches; 15 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

The use of editorial cartoons for propaganda purposes was widely popular during World War I. Almost every newspaper of note had their own staff cartoonist who created images (and unfortunately many stereotypes) to support the war effort at home and on the front lines. Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of historical political editorial cartoons from 1917-1918. This collection includes the works of the era's noted cartoonists and illustrators and includes cartoons from Italian, German, and Dutch newspapers and journals as well as cartoons from the newspapers of the Allied powers. A fascinating look at "The Great War" or more cynically, "The War to End All Wars", though the eyes of these editorial cartoonists.

This piece was illustrated by Lindsay, Norman. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay was a renaissance man who was a boxer, sculptor, writer, artist, cartoonist, and scale modeler. He was born in Creswick, Victoria, Australia and is sometimes regarded as Australia's greatest artist.

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