Leyendecker: Order Coal Now 1918.



Joseph C. Leyendecker Order Coal Now 1918. Poster reminds homeowners to order coal out-of-season to free up supplies during the winter. Clydesdales are pictured standing patiently in front of a wagon off-loading in the summertime.  Walton Rawls, author of the magisterial World War I poster anthology Wake Up, America! consider Order Coal Now ‘arguably the most beautiful (World Wwar I poster) of them all.’ 30×20 near mint, conservation backed.

Bibliography:  Joseph Darracott First World War in Posters page 29, Joseph Darracott & Belinda Loftus First World War Posters page 40, Walton Rawls Wake Up, America! page 8.