H. Devitt Welsh Official U.S. War Films 1917. With searchlights illuminating the poster’s title and smoke rolling from her stacks, artist features a cruiser slicing through a tranquil sea. Documentary footage of Yanks in action were sold to Hearst-Pathé, Universal, Mutual & Gaumont, after official censors sanitized battle scenes. 42×28 near mint, conservation backed.
Bibliography: Walton Rawls Wake Up, America! page 133.