|STRIKING AND RARE WWII POSTER BY N.C. WYETH, IN THE LARGEST AND RAREST OF THREE KNOWN SIZES, WITH A WINDSWEPT IMAGE OF A FERVENT UNCLE SAM DIRECTING AMERICAN TROOPS TO THE FIGHT
|Frame Size (H x L):||52.5" x 42.5"|
|Flag Size (H x L):||39.5" x 29.5"|
|While James Montgomery Flagg may have painted the most famous version of Uncle Sam ever rendered, it’s hard to deny that this image, commissioned from N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) for this 1942 war bond drive poster, is any less striking.
One of America's greatest illustrators, Wyeth gave exciting visual life to more than a century of classic adventure stories. From the Wild West, to pirates, to Robinson Crusoe, to the of Robert Louis books Stevenson and James Fenimore Cooper, his work graced magazine covers, books and calendars. For America’s largest and real adventure of the twentieth century, World War II, Wyeth utilizes his most heroic style to depict a stirring version of Uncle Sam, amidst the smoke of the battlefield. In it the mascot for American patriotism grasps a billowing Old Glory, pointing way for U.S. troops and war planes, while urging the American populace to buy more war bonds.
This is the largest and rarest of three different sizes of this poster and the only example of it that I have encountered; expensively framed, imposing and impressive.
|Collector Level:||Advanced Collectors and the Person with Everything|
|Earliest Date of Origin:||1942|
|Latest Date of Origin:||1942|
|War Association:||WW 2|