Saturday, August 12, 2017

Poster Saturday: Carry On!


Anonymous said...

Whew, what a graphic post card. The man's image almost made me feel sick. I wonder if it led people to buy more liberty bonds.

Pat, Marcus & Alexis said...

The World War One era was really the peak of poster art, in my view.

People tend to think of the posters of the Second World War, but the Great War posters tended to be a lot more "arty", if you will. More dramatic as well, although perhaps in a way that seems melodramatic to us. To a viewing audience that saw them before movies had made much of an impact, however, and before radio came in, they likely weren't seen that way at all by the contemporary audience.

Pat, Marcus & Alexis said...

I should note on this that at least some folks, viewing this poster, see it as if the man's head is missing. It isn't, it's dropped down and we're looking at the top of his head. He's viewing the ground.

It's still a pretty graphic poster.