Schlaikjer: Oe’r the Ramparts We Watch 1944. Using a line from our national anthem as his title, Schlaikjer, America’s best WWII poster artist, pictures a young pilot, partially obscured by clouds, holding a bomb. Below this dominant image, a fleet of B 17s flies in formation. This mix of familiar watchwords, monumental image size, realistic detail, and exaggerated personal strength illustrates Schlaikjer’s faith in America’s first line of defense, the Army Air Force. Scarce. Zeman, frontispiece. 25×19 mint, conservation backed
Bibliograhpy: Zbynek Zeman: Selling the War Art and Propaganda in World War II, Frontispiece.