"YOU BUY 'EM WE'LL FLY 'EM!": AMERICAN WORLD WAR II POSTER RAISING MONEY TO BUY AIRPLANES
(WORLD WAR II) WILKINSON, J. Walter and WILKINSON, Walter G. Poster: "You buy 'em we'll fly 'em!" [Washington]: Government Printing Office, 1942. Chromolithographic poster, measuring 10 by 14 inches, matted and framed, entire piece measures 16-1/2 by 20-1/2 inches. $3800.
Bright original World War II poster depicting a pilot giving the thumbs up sign and asking the viewer to buy defense bonds and stamps to fund the purchase of new planes.
This original 1942 poster uses the catchy slogan "You buy 'em, we'll fly 'em!" to encourage the purchase of defense bonds and stamps. Illustrated by the Wilkinsons, father and son artists who were very active during the war, the poster depicts a ruggedly handsome American pilot giving the thumbs up sign. In the background, a U.S. Army squadron flies in formation while a member of ground crew prepares more planes to take off on the ground. This poster also features a small emblem reading "The more bonds you buy, the more planes will fly" with a black-and-white illustration of a Concord minuteman.