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    World War I "Christy Girl" Recruiting Poster (U.S. Navy, 1918). 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. This lovely example of his work features what became known as the "Christy Girls." The poster displays beautifully after restoration, which addressed some chips in the bottom border, top right chip, tears in the left, right and bottom border that extend into the background. Fine on Linen.


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