Woodburn: U.S. Army Then-Now-Forever 1940.



Tom Woodburn: U.S. Army Then-Now-Forever 1940. Handsome poster illustrates the evolution of armed forces as a continuum stretching from the Revolution right on up to the eve of WWII. Soldiers from each generation stand shoulder to shoulder under the protective aegis of Old Glory and a beautiful Columbia who crowns them with a laurel. Woodburn was a Lt. Colonel serving at Governors Island in the Recruiting Publicity Bureau.  He designed six recruiting posters that were privately printed on heavier than usual stock by Spurgeon Tucker. Scarce. 38×25 near mint, conservation backed.

Bibliography: Dennis Judd, Posters of World War II. page  1-7.