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Recruitment Poster for Women of War Services by Neysa McMein

US$5,400

About

Paris, more than ever, the capital of the world, the capital of the Allies at War, and in August 1918, the City of Lights became the capital of the Allied Women on War Services. A mass meeting was held at the Champs-Elysee Theatre where the nations of war were officially represented by women. The meeting was presided over by Lord Derby, British Ambassador and addressed by M. Stephan Pinchon, French Foreign Minister. This poster is a call to action for American women to come to Paris, to gather, and influence the world's politics. The poster's artist, Neysa McMein, was one of the most popular and productive American illustrators in the 1920s and 1930s. As a young woman, McMein pursued multiple artistic avenues, including painting, acting, and music. In her mid-20s, after moving to New York City, she focused on creating illustrations for magazine covers and commercial advertisements. She created all the covers for McCall’s from 1923 to 1937. Perhaps her most famous commercial design was the 1936 portrait of Betty Crocker, the fictional character that General Mills used to promote its baking products. In the late 1930s, McMein became increasingly involved in portraiture, and her subjects included U.S. presidents Harding and Hoover, actor Charlie Chaplin, and designer Ferdinand von Zeppelin.

Details

  • Creator
    Neysa McMein (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42.25 in. (107.32 cm)Width: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1918
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Lithograph in colors, printed by Devambez, Paris, France circa 1918. Light folds, backed on linen and framed.
  • Seller Location
    Los Gatos, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 110731stDibs: LU85531326746

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