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[Vintage World War II Poster]: A CARELESS WORD ... A NEEDLESS SINKING by  Anton Otto [(1882-1962) artist] Fischer - Office of War Information / GPO - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT70194)

[Vintage World War II Poster]: A CARELESS WORD ... A NEEDLESS SINKING

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[Vintage World War II Poster]: A CARELESS WORD ... A NEEDLESS SINKING

by Fischer, Anton Otto [(1882-1962) artist]

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Washington, DC, Office of War Information / GPO. 1942. Folio color photolithographic broadside (37 x 29", 94 x 70 cm). Folded, as issued. Faint tanning to folds on blank verso, otherwise a lovely, fresh, unused copy. One of the several dramatic posters published by the OWI and other agencies based on paintings by Fischer focusing on the service of the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine after the US's entry into the war. This poster emphasizes the importance of maintaining secrecy surrounding the sailings of merchant vessels. In the foreground, a crew of seamen, two of them badly injured, pull away in a life boat from a flaming and largely destroyed ship that fills the background. This is the larger format of two in which this poster was printed. The German-born Fischer, who left his home country at the age of 15, was sworn in as a Lt. Commander in the Coast Guard, and based on his talent as a commercial illustrator, assigned the duty of portraying visually the involvement of the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine in the war effort. Fischer's civilian career included assignments for top US periodicals, as well as illustrating editions of MOBY DICK and other classic works of sea literature.

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[Vintage World War II Poster]: A CARELESS WORD ... A NEEDLESS SINKING
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Fischer, Anton Otto [(1882-1962) artist]
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Washington, DC
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Office of War Information / GPO
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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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folio
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description....[more]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

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