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Title:
Fighting Benson
Size:
28 x 42"
Medium:
Stone-Lithograph
Price:
$650
INV. #:
12877
 
Vintage linen backed original poster text reads: ""Fighting Benson" The World's Greatest Orator, ("And not a bad soldier"), Served with the colors in France, Twice Wounded, Condemned to death as a spy by the Germans in Belgium, Tells how he escaped. Author from "Back from Hell", hear him!"
Printed by: signed "Greenwich Litho Company, J.V. Ritchey, Pres. 370e" (see close up photo of printer's mark)
Age: 1918
Condition: A condition, linen mounted, stunning, beautiful condition.
A large poster! Samuel Cranston Benson, also known as S.C. Benson (or SC Benson) was an author who published is bio or memoirs called "Back from Hell," printed in Chicago by A.C. McClurg & Company, 1918, with 250 pages. Mr. Benson was a pacifist preacher or pastor in Patton, Pennsylvania, who was against war when he went, having been raised by a minister father and family.

The book chronicles his changing views when confronted by the atrocities of the Huns in World War One. Benson served in the ambulance Corps on the Western front, and came back to publish the book and a speaking tour of his experiences. The poster was made to advertise that tour.
A COA (Certificate of Authenticity) is included with each poster purchase which also includes an embedded image..