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    L'Italia 28" x 20" Artist: Illian. Printed by the United States Food Administration. This poster, written in Italian says: "L'Italia ha bisogno di carne-frumento-grasso & zucchero. Mangiate poco di questo cibo perche deve andare al nostro popolo e le truppe d'Italia." The translation reads: "Italy needs meat, wheat, fats, and sugar- Eat less of these foods because our people need it and so do the troops of Italy!" This poster is much like the Polish version also featured in this sale. Above the text is a portrait of Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy during WWI. He was mockingly known as "sciaboletta," or "little saber," allegedly because his short stature required his uniform to be equipped with a saber shorter than the normal length. A great lot featuring a little known monarch! A must have!

    Condition-Good; corners worn badly by tears and wrinkling, dirt stains and residue on lower edge, water damage stains on left edge.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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