“LEND TO DEFEND THE RIGHT TO BE FREE”: POWERFUL BRITISH WORLD WAR II POSTER
(WORLD WAR II). Poster: Lend to Defend the Right to Be Free. Buy Defence Bonds. London: H.M. Stationery Office, circa 1940. Original color broadside poster, measuring 20 by 30 inches, closely framed, measures 22-1/2 by 32-1/2 inches. $4000.
Powerful original World War II poster depicting a woman factory worker with the shadow of a Red Cross nurse behind her, accompanied by the words: "Lend to Defend the Right to Be Free. Buy Defence Bonds."
This original 1940s poster features a lovely color illustration by wartime propaganda artist John Pimlott. In the foreground, a woman factory worker in a kerchief works on a military vehicle while the silhouette of a Red Cross nurse shadows her in the background. The "Lend to Defend" campaign was an important war bonds initiative and the phrase was used on both sides of the Atlantic. De-accessioned by The Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia.
A few small closed tears to edges, faint folding creases. Near-fine condition.