Size: 20 x 30 inches
Artist: Sidney H. Riesenberg
About the Poster: The poster depicts a soldier charging up a hill while an American Flag is draped across his back. The soldiers’ mouth is agape, and he has a look of fear in his eyes. This imagery was meant to target a civilian’s thoughts of their loved ones fighting in Europe. The poster encouraged the viewer to purchase a Liberty Loan to support the soldiers and end the war. Liberty Loans were bonds that the government sold so they could keep up with the expenses of war. These were sold back to the government after the war.
About the Artist: Sidney Riesenberg (1885 – 1971) "was an illustrator and artist who lived in Yonkers, NY and commuted to his studio in NYC by train. He is known, as a professional illustrator, for his posters for the United States Marine Corps and the Liberty bond programs, for his painted pulp covers, magazines, and for oil paintings of diverse subjects.
Poster is linen-backed, from a private collection and in very good condition. Ready to frame.
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