1918 WW1 Original Antique Silent Movie Poster "America's Answer" Biplanes
Printed by: J.H. Tooker Litho Company, New York, original stone lithograph
Age: 1918 one sheet
Condition: A- condition, Linen mounted, machine folded as they were for distribution, absolutely beautiful condition.
In the age of early vaudeville, broadway, theater or theatre and silent films, this is an original documentary WWI film poster from 1918. Produced by the US government, it features wonderful patriotic and political military propaganda graphics of a Columbia style allegorical women's draped figure, with sword in hand. Next to her is a WWI nurse caring for a woman and child on the ground, and doughboy soldiers in the trenches and in the fields. There are at least 10 planes, airplanes, or biplanes overhead, a salute to early war aviation.
There were 3 total US films in the war, and this is the secondin a series, also known as "America's Answer to the Hun." It was 80 minutes long, quite a production. The director was Edwin. F. Glenn and the purpose was to show the American public the arrival of the first half million soldiers in France in the First World War. 6,000 American movie houses showed the film, but the influenza epidemic of 1918 interrupted the showing. That epidemic swept the world.
Poster Text reads:
Second United States Official War Picture, America's Answer
Presented by The Division of Films
Committee on Public Information
George Creel, Chairman
Photographed by the U.S. Signal Corps A.E.F (The American Expeditionary Forces or AEF were the
United States Armed Forces sent to Europe in World War I.)
The poster is archivally linen backed and ready for framing. We have had this in our collection for years, and only have this one. Rare and uncommon.
Size: 27.5 x 37.5 inches
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