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JOSEPH CLEMENT COLL (1881-1921)
THE TIDAL WAVE / 95 SHIPS LAUNCHED. 1918.
30x20 1/4 inches, 76 1/451 1/2 cm. Thomsen-Ellis Co., Baltimore. Condition B+ / A-: minor creases and repaired tears in margins; repaired pin holes in corners.
Under the Emergency Fleet Corporation, created in 1916 to build up America's merchant fleet to wartime levels, a goal of launching 100 new ships a day was set. This goal was practically met on July 4th, and became the subject of this "especially dramatic poster" (Rawls p. 77). Rawls p. 77 (and rear cover), Theofiles 269, Borkan p. 52.