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Original WWII Poster by Leon Helguera - I'm Counting on You 1943 Large

I'm Counting on You - Large

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Leon Helguera
Regular price
$450
Sale price
$450
1943
28" x 40" - 71cm x 102cm
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Leon Helguera was an American artist and illustrator of Mexican descent who lived from 1899-1970. He designed the first United Nations Stamp and a number of U.S. Postage Stamps. Helguera also created advertising posters for Pan American Airways.

Uncle Sam is an iconic figure in American political posters. ‘I'm Counting On You,' created in 1943 by Helguera, builds on this well established imagery made famous by James Montgomery Flagg's 1917 "I Want You" recruitment poster. Here, Uncle Sam signals to the viewer to refrain from discussing information about their loved ones serving at home or abroad for fear of espionage. The image is one of many created during World War II to promote the war effort, that centered on the theme of "Careless Talk" in the face of home-front espionage.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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