1945 Hasten The Homecoming Buy Victory Bonds Norman Rockwell
Artist: Rockwell, Norman
Size (in): 28.875” x 20.125
Size (cm): 73.4 x 51.1
Linen backed: No
This vintage original WWII poster was created by the prolific illustrator Norman Rockwell and issued just after the end of WWII to help promote the sale of Victory Bonds, the eighth and final of the war loan drives that ran from October 29 to November 8, 1945.
Rockwell creates an image, typical of his work, that depicts a folksy but touching scene of everyday American life. A solider returns from the war to his modest working class brick home and is greeted by thrilled family, friends and neighbors. A pretty girl with a bow in her hair peaks coyly from around the corner. Every face is expressive and has a story to tell except the soldier whose face we don’t see. This painting was titled Homecoming G.I. and was used as the cover artwork for the May 26, 1945 issue of The Saturday Evening Post and has a caption printed in the lower left hand corner that reads “From The Saturday Evening Post Cover By Norman Rockwell”.
This vintage original poster was issued folded and looks unused with just slight handling wear and modest toning from age. The original owner made a brief written notation on the back of the poster which does not show through to the front side. The poster has strong color and displays beautifully. Overall condition is very good.