Title: Drive That Wedge To
Comments: This poster has a wonderful image of a wedge
being driven into the Nazi swastika. After Dunkirk and the Blitzkrieg
began, Americans opened their homes, hearts and wallets to the British and
among the volunteer organizations formed was the British American
Ambulance Corps. This poster was a recruitment poster for the Ambulance
Corps and very few of these remain (None are on the Internet).
The President of the Ambulance Corp, noted on the poster was Wall
Street professional, William V. C. Ruxton, who is more famous for having a
1920s automobile named after him despite the fact that he was not an
investor in it. I've provided a picture of a Ruxton below.
Artist: H. Gilbert Levine
Date: C. 1940
Size: 19 x 24
Condition: Good, unbacked, with some edge tears and paper loss
on top left corner as shown.
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