Lithographed poster, 27.5 x 40.75 in., mounted on linen, 29 x 42 in. Designer unknown. War Exposition / Presented by the United States and Allied Governments. Cleveland, OH: The Otis Lithograph Co., 1918.
A scarce war exposition poster printed at the apex of the United States’ involvement in World War I. The poster features two sailors peeking their heads out from portholes. Below, a soldier operates a large machine gun on a tripod, possibly a St. Étienne Mle 1907 or similar model, alongside the copy, “Here is one of the fastest spit-fires of all machine guns - a French Mitrailleuse, part of the exhibit of the French Government."
Professionally mounted. Small tears along lower left edge, repair noted in upper right corner. Colors bright and vivid.
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