"Under the Shadow of Their Wings, Our Lands Shall Dwell Secure" Vintage WWII Poster, 1944
This is an original World War II era poster, produced in circa 1944. The poster was released by General Cable as part of the famous "Fight Talk" series, which promoted the importance of communication, safety, security, and job performance. It was designed by watercolor artist and illustrator Cecil C. Beall.
This poster was produced as a tribute to the Air Force soldiers on the front lines during WWII. The poster shows wounded, yet good spirited, bomber crewmen giving an "OK" hand gesture. They stand in front of a background of landing and shot-up B25s. White block text at the bottom of the poster reads, "Under The Shadow Of Their Wings/Our Land Shall Dwell Secure." The poster served as a reminder to the citizens back home that the servicemen of the Air Force would protect the country from danger.
Cecil Calvert (C. C.) Beall (1892–1970) was an American commercial illustrator. He worked in watercolors and illustrations, and produced drawings for magazines and comic books such as the Saturday Evening Post, Vanity Fair and Reader's Digest. Beall also designed posters for the United States government for war loan drives during WWII. One of Beall's most recognizable works is his "Now All Together" 7th Liberty Loan poster, which depicts the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima from Joe Rosenthal's famous photo of the scene.
Overall good condition. Color is vibrant. Paper has full margins. Has been professionally restored and backed with linen. Unframed dimensions: 37" H x 27" W.
Poster is archivally presented in a custom-built frame with UV Conservation clear glass.
Framed dimensions: 42 1/2 H x 33 W x 1 1/2 D.