Original Artwork for World War II Posters (6) 
Lot Number 1940
 
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Hallowed as the "greatest generation", legions of young men and women sacrificed it all in the grand multi-continental conflict of World War II, as both young and old banded together at home to support those protecting our liberty. War posters helped rally support for a variety of causes, the foremost being the purchasing of bonds and defense stamps for the burgeoning military machine. Spotlighting various Californian artists, this sextet of original World War II original artwork is hallmarked by immense coloring, vibrant overlays and patriotic messages. Prominent is the "Remember War Bonds" 17x25 piece crafted by Desmond Heslet, a forty-year veteran of the San Francisco Examiner. Also present are a pair of pieces by James Bratton of San Francisco, a 14x22 work entitled "It's Ours Let's Keep It" and another 11x18 piece, "Buy Defense Bonds." Artist Albert Bigley captures the fervor of the age in his 15x20 anti-Axis "Bonds for Bombers" work. A pair of 14x22 pieces entitled "Buy Bonds Today" by David O. Smith and "Every Penny Counts" by Hugo Steccati round out this original and vibrant documentary of American history.  
 
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