This is a vintage British WWI Poster, urging viewers to "Fight with National War Bonds." The poster features a woman in classical robes, hosting a British flag in an outstretched hand, with an impassioned and urgent look on her face. The poster was printed in England by Hill, Siffkin, & Co, circa 1917-1918.
During WWII, England relied heavily on the willingness of its citizens to lend money to the government, in the form of war bonds. Posters were published and posted throughout streets and storefronts, urge people to support the war by purchasing War Bonds.
The war ushered in the biggest advertising campaign to date, critical to the wartime communication needs of every combatant: from raising money, recruiting soldiers and boosting volunteer efforts, to spurring production and provoking outrage at enemy atrocities. The stark, colorful graphic designs, created by some of the nation’s leading artists, elicited strong emotions.
This poster is in very good condition. Paper is healthy. Colors are original to the poster and very vibrant. Fold lines from past storage still present and visible, but no splitting at creases. Paper has been flattened. A little bit of surface staining to yellow field. Unframed Size: 29 1/2" H x 19" W.
Poster has been archivally framed in a custom-built black and gold wooden frame. Framed size 30 3/4" Hx 20 1/2" W x 1" D.