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Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
THE JEWS THE WORLD OVER LOVE LIBERTY / HAVE FOUGHT FOR IT & WILL FIGHT FOR IT. Circa 1917.
40 3/4x26 3/4 inches, 103 1/2x28 cm. Montreal Litho. Co., Limited, Montreal. Condition A-: repaired tears at top edges. Framed.
A rare Canadian World War I image imploring Jews to enlist in the army. This poster is an extraordinary call to arms, employing three separate persuasive techniques - patronizing expectation: "Britain expects every son of Israel to do his duty," historical association: "The Jews the world over love liberty, have fought for it & will fight for it," and following a visual example: the man pictured is saying "you have cut my bonds and set me free - now let me help you set others free!" This is the English version, it was also printed in Yiddish. Not in Magnes.