1917 French WWI War Bonds Poster, 3e emprunt de la defense nationale
1917 French WWI War Bonds Poster, 3e emprunt de la defense nationale
1917 French WWI War Bonds Poster, 3e emprunt de la defense nationale
1917 French WWI War Bonds Poster, 3e emprunt de la defense nationale

1917 French WWI War Bonds Poster, 3e emprunt de la defense nationale

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Date: 1917
Size:  31 x 47.25 inches

About the Poster: This original WWI War Bonds poster was designed by the well-known French wartime artist, René Lelong.

Shown is the personification of the French Republic, Marianne, who symbolizes liberty and reason. Balanced on a globe and surrounded by flags, she is shown leading the French people to victory. This poster is asking the French people to make a long-term financial loan to the government, which had trouble amassing money due to the cost of war.

This was done numerous times throughout the country's history, usually during times of war, political crisis, or in times of peace when it was necessary to set certain projects in motion. The government generally relied upon propaganda posters to convince the populace to many generous (or any) monetary contributions.

The poster is in overall very good condition with obvious folds, and some very minor tears at the center of the poster. A lovely gift for a history buff and ready to frame.