Three (3) World War I French chromolithograph propaganda posters. 1st item: Poster depicting a solemn soldier on guard in a trench at nighttime, with French text, which translates as "Standing in the trench as the dawn illuminates the soldier dreams of victory and his home. Subscribe to the 3rd National Defense Loan." Printed by Berger-Levrault, Paris-Nancy after an illustration by Second Lieutenant Jean Droit, 226th Infantry Regiment (French, 1884-1961). 2nd item: Poster depicting a solider in helmet and uniform on the Marne River battlefield, against a fiery orange and yellow sky with French text translating as "They shall not pass! 1914 1918" and "Two times I have held and been victorious on the Marne. My civilian brother, the underhanded offensive of the "white peace" is going to assail you all. Like me, you will need to hold and be victorious, be strong and cunning. Don't trust the hypocrisy of the German". Printed by Devambez Paris. 3rd item: Poster depicting an enthusiastic young soldier holding a rifle in one hand, the other over his head with French text translating as "LetÕs get 'em" and "Subscribe to the 2nd National Defense Loan", printed by Devambez Paris. All housed under glass in wooden frames. Sight – 44 5/8" H x 31" W. Framed – 48 1/2" H x 34 7/8" W. Early 20th century. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee estate. CONDITION: Overall good condition with tears, largest 11 3/8", surface abrasions, stains, toning, areas of repair, largest 4" x 1/2" to surface of posters. Not examined outside of frames.
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