Poster: "...and WE talk about sacrifice - Buy War Bonds." COUILLARD, artist, oger.

Poster: "...and WE talk about sacrifice - Buy War Bonds."

[Washington DC]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Treasury Department-issued War Bonds poster, featuring an illustration of a Russian peasant woman weeping in front of the smoking rubble of her home directly beneath the slogan "...and WE talk about sacrifice." Meant to provide a measure of perspective to Americans on the homefront who, in the face of rationing and wartime restrictions, were being asked by their government to invest in War Bonds. The message is quite clear: during wartime, all must sacrifice, and some sacrifice more than others. Designed by Canadian artist Roger Couillard, best known for his numerous travel posters and ads for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Original illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 51.5cm x 71cm (20.25" x 28"). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; some expert, pinpoint retouching to a few spots along lower edge, else Fine.

Price: $500.00

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