Poster: "AMERICA is the loser, too - when avoidable accidents stop production / The U.S. Army says - "Make Haste Safely." SCHLAIKJER, artist, Jes Wilhelm.

Poster: "AMERICA is the loser, too - when avoidable accidents stop production / The U.S. Army says - "Make Haste Safely."

[Washington DC]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Superb example of this War Department poster created by J.W. Schlaikjer, where viewers are told that industrial accidents hinder America's ability to win the war and demonstrating the importance of workplace safety. Schlaikjer was a prominent artist from the DC area, who became Official Artist of the U.S. War Department in 1942, securing an office in the Pentagon, from which he issued a long series of wartime inspirational posters for morale and recruiting. Prior to the war, he created an extensive body of work for pulp magazines like Black Mask and Adventure, as well as mainstream publications like Red Book, Collier's, and Woman's Home Companion. Original illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 72.25cm x 102.5cm (28 3/8" x 40.25"). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; expert infilling and retouching to a few pinpoint areas at the intersection of upper-center folds; very Near Fine. A-.

Price: $1,250.00

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