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

Identifier: 1992.
The Hun--his Mark.  Blot It Out with Liberty Bonds.

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. The poster was created and reproduced as a lithograph at the time of it’s distribution.


  • Creation: 1917



This material is open for research use by any registered reader.


1 item ; 76.4 x 50.3 cm

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from PBA Galleries (October 2001). 2001-016.

Physical Description

Minor creasing.


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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