1945 Lets Go! Where’s That Landing Boat? Howard Scott WWII Paperboy
Artist: Scott, Howard
Size (in): 40” x 28”
Size (cm): 101.6 x 71
Linen backed: No
This vintage original WWII poster was created by the artist Howard Scott and issued in 1945 to help promote the US Treasury Department program that encouraged newspaper delivery boys or "newsies" to sell War Savings Stamps to their route customers. This Treasury Department program was a huge success that resulted in paperboys selling almost $1.7 billion in War Saving Stamps during the war. This poster depicts and image of an American soldier hanging off the side of a ship waiting to board a landing craft with a text block that reads:
Newspaper Boys: Back Him to the Limit! The battle for the beaches is on in the Pacific. Invasion Craft are needed to put our armed forces ashore to meet and crush the Japs on their home grounds. Our national goal is 200 Landing Boats…DO YOUR PART!
This vintage original has no tape or pinholes and doesn’t look like it was ever used. The poster has a small one inch “U” shaped closed tear without loss near the center which does not really show when the poster is laid flat and the poster is otherwise in near mint condition.