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Original WWI poster — "Books wanted for our men in camp and over there" — Framed, with museum-grade acrylic


This World War I poster entitled, "Books wanted for our men in camp and 'over there.' Take your gifts to the public library." Created by Charles Buckles (C.B.) Falls in 1918.

In the lower left-hand corner you'll see what I assume was pasted into the inside of every donated book.

Of the many WWI posters I’ve seen, I especially like the composition and message, bringing forward another aspect of life in the trenches “over there.” In a brushed aluminum frame with a museum-grade, non-glare, UV-protecting acrylic for glazing.

— Lee Wright | Founder

Size: 28" x 42"

Shipping: $95. Will be shipped via UPS. Please allow one week shipping. (The big factor driving the shipping cost is the size, and $95 doesn't even completely cover the UPS charge.) 

About the artist

Charles Buckles Falls, also known as C. B. Falls (December 10, 1874 – April 15, 1960), was an American artist and member of the Decorative Designers, most known for his illustrations and writings. He is the author and illustrator of several books, including The ABC Book. He is also known for his World War I poster advertisements, such as "Books Wanted."


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