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    World War I "Christy Girl" Recruiting Poster (U.S. Navy, 1917). Howard Chandler Christy Poster (27" X 41") "I Want You for the Navy."
    Painter and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy first became internationally famous when he was sent to cover the Spanish American War by Scribner's Magazine. Upon meeting Teddy Roosevelt, Christy drew many illustrations of the "Rough Riders." His extreme patriotism was rewarded during WWI when he was chosen to create a set of posters for the US government to promote the Red Cross, enlistment, and Victory Liberty Loan campaigns. This lovely example of his work features what became known as the "Christy Girls." There are several border tears which extend into the field, both left corners are missing and only the upper extending into the yellow field, there is a very small chip in the top right corner, and there are small creases in the image, all of which has been smoothed over with professional restoration, including airbrushing in the borders. Very Good+ on Linen.


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