[Poster]: Men Wanted to Build Aeroplanes for Government Service. Apply The Curtiss Aeroplane Co., Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A.

Buffalo: Curtiss Aeroplane Co., 1917.

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Unbound. Illustrated color poster or broadside on paper. Approximately 19" x 25". Edged at top and bottom with original thin metal gold-colored strips. Two strips of brown tape on verso, likely added later, faint wrinkles and tears, very good or better. Poster printed on white paper stock in red, blue, yellow, and pink, depicts muscular young men in a factory constructing planes. The artist's signature and date (E.W. Pirson '17) appear in the plate lower right. Pirson was a local Buffalo painter and illustrator. A rare and colorful image promoting airplane production in the run-up to American participation in the War. Unlike most WWI posters, which were usually printed for mass distribution, this poster seems geographically specific and was likely done in much smaller numbers. *OCLC* locates no copies. We haven't seen another.

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[Poster]: Men Wanted to Build Aeroplanes for Government Service. Apply The Curtiss Aeroplane Co., Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A. PIRSON, lmer, illiam.