New York: United States Prtg. & Lith. Co., 1918. ref: Hardie & Sabin 65, Johnson 24, Paret 27, Rawls 28, Stanley 65. 77 x 51 cm.
Created by the renowned propagandist Ellsworth Young for the Fourth Liberty Loan Drive of 1918 (marked as #6-B), this poster represents the zenith of atrocity propaganda. The silhouetted image of a young girl being dragged away by an imposing German soldier against the backdrop of flaming devastation, was most shocking at its time and designed to elicit the most primal feelings of hate toward the enemy. This is certainly one of the best known and most desirable American propaganda posters.
Poster mounted on board and currently framed. Poster presents a 1" x 3" portion of upper left hand corner lacking (not effecting text or image), some damp staining apparent at bottom margin (not effecting text or image), Vertical and horizontal folds, various mild light rubbing. Generally a Very Good brightly preserved example of this important piece of American war propaganda.