Coffin, William Henry

1918 Vintage American WW1 Poster, Joan of Arc Saved France

$495.00
  • 1918 Vintage American WW1 Poster, Joan of Arc Saved France

Coffin, William Henry

1918 Vintage American WW1 Poster, Joan of Arc Saved France

$495.00

Date: 1918
Size: 19.5 x 29.25 inches
Artist: William Henry Coffin

William Henry "Haskell" Coffin (1878–1941) was a painter and commercial artist who flourished in the early decades of the twentieth century. His work appeared on the cover of leading magazines in the United States and on posters that the US government commissioned. Coffin specialized in images of women, which were reproduced on the covers of popular magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, The American Magazine, Redbook, McCall's, Leslie's Illustrated and the Pictorial Review. He was one of the most highly paid illustrators of his era. 

This poster shows the figure of Joan of Arc (circa 1412–31), the traditionally recognized patriot and martyr of France who led the fight against the English in the Hundred Years’ War. By using the image of a young woman, this American propaganda poster was hoping to encourage women to buy war savings stamps to help finance the war effort, insinuating that - like Joan - they too could be the saviour of their country.

The poster has been recently linen backed and is ready to be framed! Please ask to see more photos should you have any questions regarding the poster's condition.