Matheson:  Know Him by This Sign 1919.


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Matheson  Know Him by This Sign 1919.Recruiting poster identifies smiling young medic by the Caduceus, a mythological winged staff with entwined serpents. It was originally the symbol of the Greek god Hermes and later adopted as the emblem of medicine. Text mentions new X-Ray technology and reminds viewers that ‘the wounds of war are not all healed.’ 29×20 near mint, conservation backed.