Kenyon Cox (1856 - 1919)

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The Sword is Drawn (Navy)
27 x 41.5
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Rare original World War 1 vintage poster. Linen backed and in excellent condition. "The sword is drawn, the Navy upholds it!" Painted by Kenyon Cox, N.A. Poster showing figure of Liberty holding a sword and a scroll inscribed "We can do no otherwise." A battleship sails in the background. The original version of this color lithograph was 103 x 68 cm. Created in New York by The H. C. Miner Litho. Co., in 1917. U.S. Navy Recruiting Station, 34 East 23rd Street, New York. This maybe the only chance to ever own this original antique vintage poster. The poster is showing Lady Liberty in a red cloak holding a sword and the scroll inscribed "We can do no otherwise". The poster was folded at one time but all of the original fold marks were pressed out during linen backing.