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1918 Print World War I Poster Howard Chandler Christy Clear the Way Liberty Bond

1918 Print World War I Poster Howard Chandler Christy Clear the Way Liberty Bond

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"Clear the Way!! Buy Bonds, Fourth Liberty Loan"

This is an original 1918 black and white halftone print of a World War I poster drawn by artist, Howard Chandler Christy for the Fourth Liberty Loan.

CONDITION

This 97+ 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 / Grayscale
  • 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 Christy, Howard Chandler. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952)

Born in Duncan Falls, Ohio, Howard Chandler Christy was one of America's most distinguished and easily recognized illustrators. He established himself as an illustrator when he accompanied American troops to Cuba during the Spanish American War and illustrated articles for Scribner's and Leslie's Weekly. Later he was best known for his pictures of exceptionally beautiful women, popularly known as Christy Girls. He was also a teacher, muralist, and portraitist of many notable figures.

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