Hope all those here in the States had a great 4th of July. For us it was a wonderful, relaxing day of food, family and fireworks.
This is one of my favorite patriotic posters. This was done by illustrator JC Leyendecker during WWI for a Boy Scout war bond drive. Leyendecker is one of my all time favorite illustrators. His style incorporates such great design. Most people don’t know that he did around 300 covers for the Saturday Evening Post and in his time was enormously popular, as much so as Norman Rockwell. I have a Leyendecker illustrated coffee ad hanging in my kitchen that is often mistaken for a Rockwell. Their styles are actually very different but sometimes have a similar appeal and feel to them. I love this image of Lady Liberty about to do battle. Who wouldn’t buy war bonds after looking at that?