1943 Free A Man To Fight by Leslie Ragan New York Central System Rosie The Riveter
Artist: Ragan, Leslie
Size (in): 28” x 19.75”
Size (cm): 71 x 50
Linen backed: No
This wartime poster was issued by the New York Central System and designed by Leslie Ragan who created several great posters for the railway. A “Rosie The Riveter” type figure is depicted working on a locomotive with a heavy pneumatic tool above the poster’s slogan “Free A Man To Fight – Offices, Stations, Trains, Shops”. This poster is one of the best in the genre of WWII posters that called for women to step forward and take over daunting but vital wartime jobs traditionally done by men. This poster has a 1943 copyright by the New York Central System printed in the lower margin along with “Litho In U.S.A. By Brett Lithographing Company”.
This vintage original poster is mounted to a cardboard sheet and appears to have been issued that way. This poster has bright color and looks almost unused with just very light evidence of handling. Overall condition is excellent.