Obverse - 2

Obverse - 2




L'Emprunt De La Liberation by artist Faivre

Sub-collection: Maps & Prints

L'Emprunt De La Liberation by artist Georges Faivre- French war loan poster, WWI.
This poster features a Prissian soldier that resembles Kaiser Wilhelm II with a white moustache who is wearing a white helmet and a cape. He is holding a sword that is broken and he is kneeling dejectedly with his head bowed down. A large group of flags of the Allied states can be seen above and behind him.

It is important to point out that not all posters are influenced by the main artistic movement of the period they belong to, which is in this case L'art Nouveau. Some are instead inspired by the style of the artist, by those who simply refuse conformism and by a different art movement.

The style of visual arts and architecture known as Art Nouveau originally developed in Europe and North America as the 19th century came to a close. It employs many plant motifs and it is easily recognizable as it is characterized by flowing, curvilinear forms. Art Nouveau artworks are ornamental and are usually asymmetrical.

It is thought that Art Nouveau was produced in response to the Industrial Revolution. Its style deplores the shoddiness of machine-made objects that are mass produced. The overall standards of beauty were applied to everyday goods in this art period. The scope of the Art Nouveau movement was extremely broad. Its principles were applied to all items that appear within a building as well as the overall design. The barriers between fine and applied arts were broken by the Art Nouveau movement. No matter how utilitarian, no objects were ever overlooked. The stunning entrances to the Metro in Paris made from wrought iron were designed by Hector Guimard and are the perfect example of the Art Nouveau style.

Originally executed in 1916 Georges Faivre altered the poster for a second edition after the U.S. joined the Allies by adding the Stars and Stripes into the design.

ZFC Important Flag


Art Nouveau really understood the seasons, Paris Posters, May 29, 2012, From: http://www.parisposters.com/blog/the-art-nouveau-artists-really-understood-spring

L'Emprunt de la Libération, UNT Digital Library, May 29, 2012, From: http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc216/

OAI 2.0 Request Results, UNT Digital Liberar, May 29,2012, From: http://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/WWI/oai/?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_dc

Hoist & Fly

Width of Hoist 44
Length of Fly 31


Is it framed? no


Are there stars on obverse? no
Are there stars on reverse? no


Has a Blood Stripe? no


Nation Represented France


Fabric Cardboard


All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.


Condition Excellent
Displayable yes