Souscrivez Au Iveme Emprunt WWI Poster. Hansi, Jean-Jacques Waltz.

Souscrivez Au Iveme Emprunt WWI Poster

Softcover, Paris: Lapina, 1918. Good+. Original WWI poster by the Alsatian artist known as Hansi. Hansi's real name was Jean-Jacques Waltz. Hansi was born in Alsace in 1873 (after the Germans took it in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871). He became an artist and author who used his work to attack the Germans. He became very popular in France and hated by the Germans. Hansi was arrested several times by the Germans for making fun of them in print. In WWI, Hansi fled to Paris and worked as a translator and artist for the French. The Library of Congress translation of the title is "Subscribe to the 4th Loan and the French Flag, at Strasbourg, will announce the reign of peace, of liberty, of justice. " Strasbourg cathedral, in the capital of Alsace, is shown flying the French flag. The main body of the poster is bright and colorful. The border is chipped with some tears. There is a tear through the main body of the poster. The poster is currently professionally protected on posterboard and behind plastic. If professionally mounted, the tear through the main part of the poster will not be noticeable. There is no loss to the illustration. This is an original WWI poster. Not a copy. [Item #59552]

Price: $400.00

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