"Let's Go. U.S. Marines" Vintage WWII Recruitment Poster by Dickson, 1941

This is an original World War II Marines recruitment poster, by Dickson and issued in 1941. The poster depicts a uniformed Marine beckoning at the viewer to follow him. The persuasive text "Let’s Go!” is printed in large red italics at top. At center, the text “on LAND, at SEA, in the AIR” is a reference to the first stanza of the Marines Hymn, the oldest official song in the U.S. Armed Forces. At the bottom of the poster are two overprinted addresses for local recruitment offices, "356 U.S. Court House, 225 South Clark Street, Chicago, Ill." This bold colorful yellow poster is uncommon and quite collectible. 

In World War II, Marines played a central role in the Pacific War, participating in nearly every significant battle. During the war, the Corps grew from two brigades to two corps with six divisions, and five air wings with 132 squadrons. In addition, 20 Defense Battalions and  a Parachute Battalion were also set up. In all, the Corps totaled at a maximum end strength of over 475,000 Marines, the highest in its history. Posters such as this one were crucial in recruiting young men to join the Marines. 


Very good condition. Color is strong and vibrant. Paper is healthy with only small tears and creases in margins, not affecting the image area. Unframed Dimensions: 39 ¾ x 28 ¼”. 

Poster has been artfully framed in a custom-built black wooden frame with acid-free backing and UV Plexiglas. Framed Dimensions: 42" H x 30" W x 3/4" D.

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