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1942 Ad Bell Telephone Arctic U. S. Para Ski Troops WWII Long Distance FZ6

1942 Ad Bell Telephone Arctic U. S. Para Ski Troops WWII Long Distance FZ6

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This is an original 1942 World War II black and white print ad for the Bell Telephone System, who are reminding civilians to limit phone calls so that the lines may remain open for military and wartime needs. This ad features artwork by Cecil Calvert Beall.


This 69+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. Moderate scuffing. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 13.25 inches; 27 x 34 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)

This piece was illustrated by Beall, Cecil Calvert. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Cecil Calvert Beall

Cecil Calvert Beall (1892-1967) was born in Saratoga, Wyoming and studied at the Pratt Institute, and the Art Students League. He was well known as an illustrator and much of his work appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and CollierÕs. He was also known for his portraits and one he did of President Roosevelt led to him being appointed art director for the National Democratic Party. During WWII he did a series of covers for CollierÕs that featured decorated WWII heroes. At the end of WWII, he was one of the privileged few to witness the surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri. His painting of the event is one of the most famous paintings of the event and considered the official one by President Harry S. Truman.

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, War Efforts, Military Communication, Wartime Sacrifices, Snow Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Utility Companies, Weapons, Weaponry, Firearms, Guns, Rifles

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