McCay: If You Can’t Enlist Invest c.1917.


Size: 42×28


Windsor McCay If You Can’t Enlist Invest c.1917.  Very rare poster by celebrated cartoonist best known for “Little Nemo.” Strongman is pictured wearing a headband labeled “America” swinging a powerful patriotic sword at the wolf of starvation, the figure of war, the snake of pestilence and the skeleton of death. This is the only war poster McCay produced; distribution limited to New York and Boston. 42×28 near mint, conservation backed.

Bibliography: Walton Rawls Wake Up, America! 140.