1943 A Careless Word Another Cross John Atherton WWII OWI Poster No. 23
Artist: Atherton, John
Size (in): 40 x 28.5
Size (cm): 101.5 x 72.5
Linen backed: No
This WWII poster by the artist John Atherton was issued as OWI Poster No. 23 in 1943. The heartbreaking image of a lone white cross draped with cartridge belt and helmet represent the battlefield burial marker of another GI who gave the last full measure of devotion. The poster’s solemn title “a careless word…another cross” adds emphasis to the all important message that wartime secrets must be kept. This is full one sheet size version of this iconic WWII poster.
This vintage original poster has bold color and only modest evidence of handling including a short tear of about an inch on the left edge and light bumped edges in places. Overall condition is very good. This poster was issued folded and ships folded.