A beautiful woman holds a victory wreath above the names of brave soldiers fighting overseas in this patriotic American WWI poster. The litany of last names displayed is meant to evoke the diversity of America, which continues today. As the phrase "Americans All!" asserts, all soldiers are equally supporting America, and the same is asked of civilians at home by way of buying Victory Liberty Loans.
America's involvement in WWI was largely unanticipated, and quite expensive. The U.S. Government began soliciting bonds that everyday Americans could deposit to the cause, to be paid back by the government when the war ended with interest applied. This influx of cash flow allowed the US to buy tanks, feed soldiers, and essentially finance the path to victory.
Howard Chandler Christy (1872-1952) was one of the most important American illustrators of the early 1900s. He began his career as a battlefield artist, depicting skirmishes in the Spanish American War for publications such as Colliers, Scribner's, and Harper's. From there, he continued to illustrate for these magazines using his famous "Christy Girl" character, a beautiful, confident, and witty woman meant to represent the new American ideal. Christy became a household name through this character. During WWI, he returned to battle depictions as well as poster design. Following the War, Christy became very successful as a portrait artist, taking commissions from Teddy Roosevelt to Amelia Earhart.
This is an Original Vintage Poster, not a reproduction. It has been archivally backed onto linen and is in excellent condition. We fully guarantee the authenticity of our items.