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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."
    Over 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, an internationally recognized war illustrator and creator of the famous "Christy Girls." Now professionally conserved, this piece once showed a couple of pinholes, minor chips in the borders, and edge wear with small tears. There were a couple of vertical tears from the top border into the upper background, a horizontal tear that ran along the right side of the top border, and there were a couple of slight creases and tears in the girl's image. The borders and part of the upper left background were airbrushed. Fine+ on Linen.


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