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Auction 183, Lot 529

"[Lot of 2] A Junker Victory Means Slavery [and] Flag of Freedom",

Subject: Prints Military, World War I

Period: 1918 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
11.4 x 15.4 inches
29 x 39.1 cm

This lot contains two visually striking World War I posters published by the E.G. Renesch Company of Chicago. At the center of the first poster are the portraits of generals Joffre (France), Pershing (United States), and Haig (Great Britain) or the "Iron Men of Deeds" who together "Will Tame the Mad Kaiser." The background shows a sinking RMS Lusitania with Uncle Sam shaking his first at a horned Kaiser Wilhelm. The second print depicts an American woman holding a large and colorful American flag blowing in the wind. She is standing next to a stone column with a carved Liberty Bell at bottom, and beneath her are soldiers marching with the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

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Condition: A

Colorful examples on clean sheets. The first print has a nearly invisible 0.75" edge tear at top that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/9/2021

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