Rare c. 1920 Ludwig Hohlwein Steel Helmet Recruitment Poster "Komm Mit Jung Stahl Helm"

Rare c. 1920 Ludwig Hohlwein Steel Helmet Recruitment Poster
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Price: $2,200.00

Description

Description: We offer an original recruitment poster for the Jung Stahl Helm or Steel Helmets designed by Ludwig Hohlwein. It was produced between WWI and WWII, with institutions listing this with a 1920-1923 range.

It is 33” x 23” backed with linen and housed in a fine black frame with the outside dimensions 38 ½” x 27 ½”. The text along the bottom reads “Herausgerber der Stahlhelm, Bund Der Frontsoldaten, Druck, Herm, Sonntag & Co., Munchen.” A young Steel Helmet cadet with a shadowy half smile looks out at the viewer, “KOMM MIT” the poster demands. The ominously striking composition is representative of Hohlwein’s groundbreaking style. Item #PR00334.

Ludwig Hohlwein (1874-1949) was a German poster artist, a pioneer of the Sachplakat style.

Condition: There are two light dampstains in the left margin, otherwise very good.