Leyendecker, Joseph: U.S.A. Bonds 1918.
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Leyendecker, Joseph: U.S.A. Bonds 1918.

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Joseph Leyendecker U.S.A. Bonds 1918.  The great classic. The celebrated Joseph Leyendecker's U.S.A. Bonds of 1918 features a handsome Boy Scout backed up by a formidable Statue of Liberty. The boy scouts were the first organized group to put up posters across America.  Leyendecker's scout resembles a knight's squire offering a sword to Miss Liberty. His sword is special.  It's engraved with the scout’s motto "Be Prepared.”  Artist's signature style is a combination of modernity and tradition. 30x20 near mint, conservation backed.

Bibliography: James Aulich War Posters Weapons of Mass Communication 140, Joseph Darracott First World War Posters cover illustration, Peter Paret Persuasive Images 97, Walton Rawls Wake Up America!  211, Alain Weill Posters - a Worldwide Survey 223.