Riesenberg: Over the Top 1918.



Sidney Riesenberg Over the Top 1918. Pictured holding a gigantic flag, an exhuberant Yank dares to go ‘over the top.’ Poster’s title taken from Sgt. Guy Empey’s popular wartime book Over the Top, an enthusiastic account of his service with the British Expeditionary Force. Empey was an American who joined the British army before America entered the war. His book, which later became a movie, galvanized American support for the Allies.  30×20 near mint, conservation backed. 

Bibliography: Walton Rawls Wake Up, America! page 248.