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    World War I "Christy Girl" Recruiting Poster (U.S. Marines, 1915). Howard Chandler Christy Poster (29.5" X 40")."If You Want to Fight! Join the Marines."
    Nearly a century has passed since its printing, but this poster still evokes the sentiments of a time that is growing increasingly distant in the American imagination. It captures the prevailing sense of innocence, patriotism, and national pride of the early 20th century, as WWI took its toll. This lovely poster was the work of Howard Chandler Christy, creator of the famous "Christy Girls." The poster has not been folded and shows light creasing, a small tear in the girl's uniform, and the colors are lightly faded. Light touchup has been applied to a chip in the upper right background. Collectors of World War I era posters shouldn't miss this rarely seen piece. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    March, 2012
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
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