Art: Posters for Britain

Two months ago, shortly after the U. S. Government had carried out its destroyers-for-bases deal with England, William Allen White's Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies decided to hold a competition for a poster to help publicize its work. The Committee was promptly swamped by some 1,000 entries. Last week the Committee put 90 of them on exhibition in Manhattan, asked the public to help a gilt-edged jury pick the winners. On their choice for first prize both public and jury agreed. It was a picture of a bleak, bare no man's land on which a solitary, leafless tree...

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