c.1917 U.S. MARINES Three-In-One Service Land Sea and Sky WWI USMC San Diego
Size (in): 26" x 18"
Size (cm): 64.5 x 45.7
Linen backed: Yes
This is an original WWI era United States Marine Corps recruiting poster depicting a group of Marines marching forward on a tropical island carrying American and Marine Corps flags with text that reads
U.S. MARINES – Three-in-one Service – Land, Sea and Sky – For Full Information Apply At 1025 Fourth Street, San Diego, Cal.
This poster is overprinted with address of the Marine Corps recruiting office in San Diego. San Diego’s special relationship with the United States Marine Corps dates back to the Mexican American War. On July 29, 1846 Marines from the Sloop-of-War USS Cyane came ashore, captured San Diego’s Old Town Plaza and raised an American flag there for the first time. The Marine Corps has maintained a strong attachment to the city ever since giving this San Diego imprint a special significance to those that love the Marine Corps.
The artist is unknown. This poster has professionally linen backed with some expert touchup and repair as needed including mitigation of creasing in the image area and light staining on the margins in places. The poster displays very nicely. Overall condition is very good for this antique original.