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Auction 159, Lot 288

"Weapons of War - An Exhibit of the Army Service Forces Contrasting America's War Equipment with That of the Axis", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: New York City, New York, World War II

Period: 1944 (dated)


Color: Black & White

16.9 x 9.5 inches
42.9 x 24.1 cm
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This rare piece of ephemera promotes the Army Services show planned in Central Park from June 11th-24th, 1944. Situated between 86th Street and Belvedere Lake, the map shows pictorial representations of the various Army services including the Corps of Engineers, Signal Corps and Chemical Warfare Service to name a few. The show was designed to draw support for government bonds used to support the conflict abroad with the notes "Victory Is Dear - Buy War Bonds" and "From The Factory To The Front America Shows the Way!" The verso contains illustrations of some of the exhibits on hand including camouflage map reproduction, a treadway bridge, and crash-fire trucks. The map was produced by the Corps of Engineers.


Condition: B

Issued folding with several edge chips that just enter the map border with light soiling along the right and top of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/14/2016