Poster: "SAVE YOUR CANS - Help pass the Ammunition" McClelland BARCLAY, artist.

Poster: "SAVE YOUR CANS - Help pass the Ammunition"

[Washington DC]: War Production Board, [n.d. but ca.1942-early 1943]. Poster issued by the Salvage Division of the War Production Board, depicting a woman's outstretched arm holding a can of tomatoes, which are transformed into ammunition for a soldier firing a machine gun. One of a series of conservation-themed propaganda posters issued on the homefront, describing small but important ways in which citizens can aid in the war effort. Designed by McClelland Barclay, a highly-regarded artist for The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, and Cosmopolitan who designed numerous posters during the early years of the war, and who died on July 18, 1943, when the ship he was aboard was torpedoed off the Solomon Islands. Original illustrated poster, lithographed in colors on off-white stock and measuring 63.5cm x 85cm (25" x 33.5"); signed "McClelland Barclay, USNR" in-plate. Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; tear at center left margin expertly restored, with some minor retouching to a few folds at the margins; Near Fine.

Price: $750.00