Lot 270 of 392:
World War I French Canadian poster  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$840
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Attendrons-nous que les nôtres brûlent? Enrôlons-nous et tout de suite dans le 178ième Bataillon Canadien Français
Author:
Place:
Hamilton, Canada
Publisher:
Howell Lith.
Date:
1915
Description:

Color lithograph poster. Initialed W.H. in the stone. 110x68 cm (43¼x26¾"), mounted on modern linen backing.

Rare recruiting poster for French Canadians, showing Marianne, personification of France, reaching out, as a cathedral burns under artillery attack. The poster was commissioned by Lieutenant Colonel René Arthur Girouard, who had enlisted in the 22nd Battalion in October 1914, and after being wounded by shrapnel he returned to Canada where he was given command of the 178th Battalion. OCLC/Worldcat lists only two examples, at the Library of Congress and the Pritzker Military Library.

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Lot Amendments
Condition:
A few old creases and short tears repaired when backed, outer border retouched in places; very good.
 
Item number:
275128
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