New York: Alco-Gravure, Inc., 1918. 84 3/4 x 56 cm. (33 x 22 inches). First edition. Tiny tear to upper margin else fine (A). Paret, Persuasive Images 103. Heyman, American Style 61. Rawls p. 227. Darracott 35. Theofiles 161. Borkan 109. Item #43101
"Best known as an illustrator, Joseph Pennell [1857–1926] worked in a style of line drawing already familiar to many from the work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, whose style captured the energy of light. Pennell creates a landscape of liberty endangered—almost destroyed... The need for freedom, so valued by the artists of the day, is articulated here in support of the Liberty Loan bond drive," (Therese Thau Heyman, Posters American Style). There are a number of variants of this iconic poster with some variation in both size and color.