"This Device On Hat Or Helmet Means U.S. Marines" Recruitment Poster, Circa 1917

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A striking WWI U.S. Marine's recruitment poster by artist Charles Buckles Falls.  This is one of the two known versions of the poster, created to inspire young men to join the Marines. The U.S. Marine corps emblem, printed in yellow and black, rests on a field of deep green. It was typical for recruitment offices to use the blank space at bottom to print their local addresses. 

Charles Buck Falls was an illustrious American artist, illustrator, and designer. He worked for several plays designing sets and costumes, was employed by lithographic companies as an etcher and master printer, and freelanced as a newspaper and poster illustrator. He is best known, however, for the posters he designed for the Victory book campaigns of WWI and WWII. 

This original 1917 poster is from the Arthur & Joe Robinson Collection of Harrison, New York.

The colors on this impression are exceptionally brilliant, and well preserved. The poster has a small 4" tear to the upper left side as well as a piece of missing paper on the upper left, right & bottom corners.

Image Size: 42 1/4"H x 28"W.
Framed dimensions: 41" H x 31 1/2" W x 2" D




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