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ONSV6546

Original French WWI We shall get them! Propaganda Poster by Abel Faivre

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Original Item: Only One Available. Dating from 1916 this is a totally original French World War One Propaganda poster that measures 45" L x 31.5" W. It dears a French soldier and reads "On les Aura! " (We shall get them!) and translates to read "Subscribe to the 2nd National Defense Loan." The poster was designed by artist Jules Abel Faivre for the Second French National Defense War Loan in 1916. Poster is in good condition with solid vibrant colors, due to the age of the paper it is delicate and does have some minor damage along the edges.

Jules Abel Faivre was born in Lyon, France. He attended École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon for three years. He then attended the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and Académie Julian. He was a member of the Société des Artistes Français. He lived in La Croix-Valmer. Professionally, he created propaganda posters for the French Army in World War I. He drew comics for Le Rire, L'Écho de Paris, and Le Figaro.

Posters during World War I were designed to instill in the people a positive outlook, a sense of patriotism and confidence. They linked the war in trenches with the war at home. From a practical point, they were used to encourage all Americans to help with the war effort. The posters called upon every man, woman, and child to endure the personal sacrifice and domestic adjustments to further the national agenda. They encouraged rationing, conservation and sacrifice. In addition, the posters were used for recruitment, productivity, and motivation as well as for financing the war effort. The stark, colorful graphic designs elicited strong emotions. The posters played to the fears, frustrations, and faith in freedoms that lingered in people's minds during the war.

This is a rare and wonderful example of such a poster.

Note- This poster will shipped rolled in a protective tube with full insurance.
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