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Four (4) World War II United States war bonds propaganda posters by artists including Allen Saalburg and Lawrence Beall Smith. 1st item: Poster titled "Don't Let That Shadow Touch Them – Buy War Bonds" depicting three children playing in a green meadow with fearful looks and a swastika-shaped shadow on the ground around them. Artist's signature in bottom left corner "Lawrence Beall Smith '42."Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Writing en verso reads "12 to Anne Pegeau – 15 to Knoxv. Mail Room." Unframed. 20" H x 14 1/4" W. 2nd item: Poster titled "Your War Bonds are a Stake in the Future" depicting an engraved stone plaque with an eagle and shield above the text against a red brick wall with a United States flag wrapped on a pole covering the upper right corner and side of the plaque. Artist's signature in bottom left corner "Allen Saalburg." Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Unframed. 28" H x 20" W. 3rd item: Poster titled "I Gave a Man! – Will you give at least 10% of your pay in War Bonds?" with a black and white photograph of a mother holding her young child while her daughter hugs her mother and sibling and a red band with text at the bottom. Artist's signature in bottom right "Sarra." Unframed. 22" H x 16 3/4" W. 4th item: Poster titled "To Have and to Hold – Buy War Bonds" featuring a color photograph of a young girl staring directly out. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office. "Official U.S. Treasury Poster" printed at the bottom. Unframed. 28" H x 20" W. CONDITION: Edge, 1/2" loss to bottom left corner. Foxing and toning along fold lines on back. 2nd item: Sharp edges and bright color. Some losses and separations along fold lines, largest 1". Foxing and toning on back. Tear in upper left corner at top, 2 3/4". 3rd item: Overall good condition with minor wear to edges and isolated, small separations along fold lines. Foxing and toning along fold lines on back. 4th item: Overall good condition, light wear to edges. Light ink transfer at top from folding. Foxing and toning along top fold lines on back. Isolated small losses and separations along fold lines, largest 1/4".