Ernest Hamlin Baker (1889 - 1975)

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Title:
Locomotives & Shrapnel
Size:
12 1/4 x 18 3/4
Medium:
Lithograph
Price:
$525
INV. #:
8850
 
Grade A; Rare, original , linen backed, red, white & blue poster. Our nation needs locomotives as much as shrapnel. Helping our country in the war with Germany.
Our Nation needs locomotives as much as shrapnel.....
Ordinarily, 15 percent of all the locomotives on our railroads are in the repair shop. By reducing that percentage to 10 we can add 3325 locomotives to the number available for use on our railroads. If we can keep more locomotives in good running order, we will help our country in the war with Germany. The nation is counting on you.
Very scarce poster issued by the railroad industry to promote worker productivity. Baker later became one of the great illustrators of Fortune Magazine covers in the 1930s