1917 The Girl On The Land Serves The Nation's Needs by Edward Penfield WWI
Artist: Penfield, Edward
Size (in): 29.75” x 25.25”
Size (cm): 75.5 x 64
Linen backed: Yes
This beautiful poster was created by the artist Edward Penfield who many consider to be the “Father of the American Poster”. This poster is unique in that it extolls the huge contribution made by women on the Home Front during the First World War with the slogan “The Girl on the Land Serves the Nation’s Need” and an image in Penfield’s unmistakable style of women working the land. The viewer is invited to apply through the Y.M.C.A. and Penfield’s name is signed in the image in the lower left hand corner. This poster has been professionally linen backed with expert touch up as needed including repaired tears on the edges and restoration of small amounts of paper loss along the upper margin. This poster is truly among the artistically greatest and most effective American propaganda posters of the WWI era.