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Allegorical America

A sailor is saluting. Behind him is a woman dressed in the American flag, she is holding a trident. Behind her is a battleship.
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Edwin Howland Blashfield; C. 1918; Framed Dimensions 39H X 32W
Accession #: 07-830-A
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World War I coincided with the later years of the “Golden Age Of Illustration,” a time of particular excellence in the quality of book and poster images.  The artists of this era contributed their considerable skills in the creation of materials supporting the war effort.  This painting by noted muralist Edwin Howland Blashfield was the original design for a wartime billboard in New York City created by O. J. Gude Company.  The accompanying text read “For Democracy and the Freedom of the Seas … Enlist in the Navy.”

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
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