Lanbora: Are You an American? 1917.


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Lanbora: Are You an American? 1917.  In this navy recruiting poster Uncle Sam, this time decked out in blue rather than his customary red, is shown tooting his own horn just below the poster’s title. In his other hand he grips the staff of an American flag as he blasts out his call to arms. A bald eagle appears at his feet with its powerful wings outspread adding a bit of menace to this otherwise patriotic recruiting message. Behind these figures a battlewagon looms large with its towering cage mast partially obscuring some of the billowing coal smoke issuing from its smoke stacks. The battleship’s superstructure is so large that crew members appear tiny in comparison to the ship’s enormous proportions. Rare, new to us. 25×17 near mint, conservation backed.