Re: poster for sale
Patrick G Skelly (scoutldr@AOL.COM)
Thu, 10 Feb 1994 03:12:35 EST
Here is more information on that poster (it sounded familiar), from "Norman
Rockwell's World of Scouting" by William Hillcourt (1978, publ: Harry N
"... J. C. Leyendecker had made a spectacular painting for the 'Post' to back
the Government's Liberty Bond drive: it was entitled 'Weapons for Liberty'
and depicted a Boy Scout, kneeling on one knee, presenting a sword emblazoned
with the legend "Be Prepared" to a dramatic and determined young woman
representing Liberty. The 'Post' had turned the painting into a poster for
distribution and sale throughout the country. ..."
The picture is reproduced, about postcard size, on page 82 of the book.
I'd love to have it for our library, but, alas, cash flow rears its ugly head
again ... and again.
- Pat Skelly, "Scout_Ldr@AOL.com"
Grand Canyon Council, BSA (Phoenix)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City