Essargee

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Title:
STOP LOOSE TALK TO STRANGERS
Size:
21.75 x 27.75
Medium:
Offset-Lithograph
Price:
$875
INV. #:
12935
 
Original, excellent condition, linen backed WWII vintage war poster: STOP LOOSE TALK TO STRANGERS ENEMY EARS ARE ALERT.
Stop Loose Talk to Strangers: Enemy Ears Are Alert, the 1940s U.S. World War II (WWII) Home Front poster ("This poster is published by the House of Seagram as part of its contribution to the National Victory Effort") asking soldiers, civilians and workers to be careful about what they say in public and featuring art of a hand indicating to stop by Essargee. Printed for the war effort by Seagram Distillers Corp. N.Y.C. Issued by Seagram Distillers, this poster was one of many created specifically for use in bars and taverns, warning those imbibing to keep their mouths shut even when under the influence.
The artist is listed as Essargee, but this name was a pseudonym. The artist was probably Seymour Golf, the Art Director for the Seagram Company at that time.