Fight For Her Poster

Photo Credit: Library and Archives Canada

What a strange one. An advertisement for the Irish Canadian Rangers, using an incredibly familiar mother figure as recruit-bait.

Perrigard, a relatively well known Canadian painter in the (for lack of a better term) French-Canadian Pastoral style, has gone to great efforts to recreate Arrangement in Gray and Black: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, or, as it’s more commonly known Whistler’s Mother.

It’s interesting to note that when browsing through the Library and Archives Canada Photostream on Flickr you’ll find Perrigard was responsible for a few pieces of early 20th century Canadian poster art, all of them better than this—and yet, for its barefaced appropriation, clichéd messaging and Irish Pub Poster styling, this one really sticks out.

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