Saturday, October 20, 2012

Poster Artist Adolph Treidler

Above In an earlier post, we featured a World War I poster by American illustrator Adolph Treidler (1886-1981), showing a dazzle-camouflaged ship, with the heading "Shoot Ships to Germany and help America Win." Treidler and other prominent illustrators designed wartime propaganda, recruiting and Liberty Loan posters. But, as shown here, it was also not unheard of to use the same illustration on more than one poster, with a different text and headline. Both of these posters were printed and distributed by the Publications Section of the US Shipping Board, Philadelphia (c1917), which regulated merchant ships.