This is an original 1943 color print ad for Hercules Cellulose Acetate from the Hercules Powder Company of Wilmington, Delaware. The image shows two sailors lighting a signal in the sea. The caption writes, "The margin between being lost at sea and saved at sea is often a narrow one-- men's lives can depend on the perfect functioning of the projector and flares in the Navy's 'Abandon Ship' signaling kit with which life rafts are equipped..."
This 68+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Color
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 12.25 inches; 25 x 31 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)
Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, sailor, seamen, Celluplastic Corporation, Nixon Cellulose Acetate Molding Powder, Hercules Acetate Flake, wartime, World War II