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Auction 90, Lot 361

"Lot of WWI posters",

Subject: WWI Posters

Period: 1915 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

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This is a great collection of World War I posters and broadsides. The first large (25 x 38") poster is titled "Book Wanted for Our Men in Camp and "Over There" Take Your Gifts to The Public Library", shows a soldier carrying a tall stack of books. Second (24.5 x 38") is titled "They Signal "Send Books" Good Books left at The Public Library will be sent "Over There" and to our Men in Camp Everywhere", shows several signal men. Together with these two fine posters are two smaller broadsides (14 x 20" and 10 x 15") issued by the American Library Association Library War Service. They all advertise a program designed to collect and distribute books for service men. The broadsides have several photographs of the men in camp and collection sites (with the Books Wanted poster in the background). The Signal poster has a bit of very minor soil, all others fine.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $800 - $900


Closed on 3/15/2000