Leyendecker, J.C. (illus).
U.S. Navy. No date. Ca. 1918.
Color poster, 40 3/4 x 28 inches, archivally mended with linen backing. Light creasing at edges from rolling (now minimized by linen backing), very good condition. A particularly good copy of this iconic Navy recruitment poster showing Columbia and a sailor standing resolutely hand in hand. It was designed by the great American artist and illustrator J.C. Leyendecker and printed by the U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau. "The U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau gratefully acknowledges its indebtedness to Mr. J.C. Leyendecker for this design and to the Beck Engraving Co. for the reproduction" is printed at lower left corner. Item #49455