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DescriptionWorld War I "Christy Girl" Recruiting Poster (U.S. Navy, 1917). Very Fine+. Howard Chandler Christy Poster (27" X 41") "Gee, I Wish I Were a Man." 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. He was especially famous for his idealized portraits of the modern woman of the early 1900s, now known as the "Christy Girls." With some of the brightest colors we've ever seen in this poster, there has been no touchup applied to mild edge wear with small tears, a few thin corner creases, and a very small chip in the upper right corner. Very Fine+ on Linen.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.
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