Lantoine: Join the National Navy


Size: 31×22

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Naval recruiting poster suggests traveling the seas with friends is a treat. Gripping the railing of the bridge, Lantoine portrays a French sailor calling to his mates on the deck below. Beside him semaphore flags snap in the sea breeze while three of his mates lounge around two huge searchlights just above the stern. For some reason search lights often figure prominently in these interwar French naval recruiting posters. Perks for men with 15 years service who reup are enumerated across poster’s lower border. Wage scales for ranks from matelot to first mate are also specified below. 31×22 mint condition, conservation backed.