The United States Food Administration published this poster in 1917 specifically addressed to the many immigrants who had come to the U.S. during the early years of the 20th century. It was produced in Yiddish, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian and English (and Greek ?) with its Yiddish version arguably the most famous Yiddish poster ever published in the United States (We also have a copy of the Yiddish poster listed for sale elsewhere). This is the Italian version of the famous poster.
Immigrants on a ship that has come into New York Harbor are celebrating their first view of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline. A rainbow in the sky signifies the joy of the occasion. The lithographed poster was designed by Charles E. Chambers (1883-1941).
The poster, backed onto linen, was originally folded into quarters and the folds are still faintly visible. With only a small repaired tear on the top edge at the old fold the condition is very good
height – 30 ¾”; width – 20 7/8”