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You Buy Em We'Ll Fly Em - Small

You Buy Em We'Ll Fly Em - Small

ID# 10613
10" x 14"
(25cm x 36cm)
Regular price $250 USD
Regular price Sale price $250 USD
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A flying ace pilot smiles and gives the thumbs up to the viewer to promote war bonds, saying "You Buy Em, We'll Fly Em" in this 1942 WWII poster by J. Walter Wilkinson and his son Walter G. Wilkinson. The artwork features a squadron of Douglas SBD Dauntless', which were used by the US Navy as scout planes and dive bombers. The seal at the bottom of the poster reads, "The More Bonds You Buy- The More Planes Will Fly." This poster is one in a series of six created by the award winning father-son team for the United States Treasury Department.

J. Walter Wilkinson (1892-1988) and his son Walter G. Wilkinson (1917-1971) created several posters for the United States Department of Treasury during the Second World War. J. Walter Wilkinson was an academic painter who studied in Italy and worked for advertising agencies in Philadelphia. He specialized in outdoors landscapes, but also created many commercial artworks for advertising campaigns including Ivory Soap, Pabst Beer, and Ballantine Ale.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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