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World War I "Public Warning" Poster

Auction:
3191T
Lot:
1119
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3191T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 12, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

World War I "Public Warning" Poster, Sir Joseph Causton and Sons, Ltd., London, 1915, made and displayed to educate the public, whom the poster advises to "familiarise themselves with the appearance of British and German Airships and Aeroplanes, so that they may not be alarmed by British aircraft and may take shelter if German aircraft appear," (creased where folded, minor losses), in a black frame, overall dimensions 41 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.

Note: Jared Bowen writes: "History is fascinating to me, but never more so than when you have access to tangible materials like this sobering poster from World War II. It's at once a conversation piece and cautionary tale."
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Sons, Ltd., Jared Bowen, Frederic Sharf, Jean Sharf, Airship, Causton, Communication design, Graphic design, Grey literature, Human behavior, Posters, Visual arts, London

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