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St. John, J. Allen (James Allen), 1872-1957



  • Existence: 1872-10-01 - 1957-05-23


James Allen St. John was an American author, artist and illustrator. He is especially remembered for his illustrations for the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, although he illustrated works of many types. He taught at the Chicago Art Institute and with the American Academy of Art. He is considered by many to be 'The Godfather of Modern Fantasy Art'.

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The Hun -- his Mark. Blot It Out with Liberty Bonds, 1917

Identifier: 1992.
Scope and Contents This poster depicts a bloody German handprint with the note that supporting the war effort through buying liberty bonds will help ensure victory over the Germans. Underneath the hand is the inscription “The Hun- his Mark”. This statement is one of the earliest written mentions of the Germans as Huns. The poster was commissioned in 1917 by the United States Treasury from James Allen St. John. St. John was a famous American illustrator and was known especially for his illustrations for novels....
Dates: 1917