U.S. Government, 1917.
Original poster. Color lithograph. 30 x 20 inches.
This rare bond poster features a portrait of President Woodrow Wilson flanked by American flags. The background imitates an embossed brass plaque. Below is a quotation of Wilson's: "The time has come to conquer or submit...for us there is but one choice. We have made it." This patriotic call to duty is accompanied by an appeal for the public to buy bonds of Second Liberty Loan, subscriptions of which ran from October 1 until and ended October 27 1917. Interestingly, this quote was adopted by the leading American suffragist, Alice Paul, who was imprisoned for protesting with a banner bearing Wilson's words while the loan campaign was running, on October 20. Very good condition.