Offered is a vintage poster dating to 1917 entitled "Pour la liberté du monde. Souscrivez á l'emprunt national á la Banque Nationale de Crédit." The title translates to "For the freedom of the world. Subscribe to the national loan at the National Credit Bank." The poster depicts the Statue of Liberty, representing freedom, over the horizon. The poster was designed by the artist Sem, with the printed artist's signature at the bottom right of the composition.
During WWI, France faced great financial needs related to the conflict. The government launched four major National Defense loans in 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918. French banks provided support to the war and reconstruction efforts by appealing to the French population. Posters such as this promoted powerful allegories to raise money for the cause.
Very good condition. Vibrant coloring, backed on linen. Some light staining in margin but otherwise no noticeable damage. Unframed.
Unframed dimensions: 47" H x 31" W.
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