1918 "Fighting Benson" World's Greatest Orator
WW1 War Military Literary Poster
Printed by: signed "Greenwich Litho Company, J.V. Ritchey, Pres. 370e" (see close up photo of printer's mark)
Condition: A condition, linen mounted, stunning, beautiful condition.
A large poster! Samuel Cranston Benson, also known as S.C. Benson (or SC Benson) was an author who published is bio or memoirs called "Back from Hell," printed in Chicago by A.C. McClurg & Company, 1918, with 250 pages. Mr. Benson was a pacifist preacher or pastor in Patton, Pennsylvania, who was against war when he went, having been raised by a minister father and family.
The book chronicles his changing views when confronted by the atrocities of the Huns in World War One. Benson served in the ambulance Corps on the Western front, and came back to publish the book and a speaking tour of his experiences. The poster was made to advertise that tour.
Poster text reads: ""Fighting Benson" The World's Greatest Orator, ("And not a bad soldier"), Served with the colors in France, Twice Wounded, Condemned to death as a spy by the Germans in Belgium, Tells how he escaped. Author from "Back from Hell", hear him!"
Illustration is a wonderful life size photo of young Samuel, as well as Ambulance corp trench war graphics and silhouette artwork. The poster is archivally linen backed and ready for framing. We have never seen another in our travels and only have this one original and rare war poster.
Size: 28 x 41.5 inches
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