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    World War I Liberty Loan (US Government, 1919). Howard Chandler Christy Poster (27" X 40"). "Americans All."
    Noted 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 a great 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. Posters for this period are some of his best known, and this lot contains one of the most beautiful pieces he created. It's for the 1919 Victory Liberty Loan campaign, and it emphasizes that all Americans should donate regardless of their family's original nationality. Indeed, there are 14 names for different ethnic backgrounds. It's a moving image of the "Christy Girl" clutching a large American flag in one hand, while holding up the laurel wreath in the other. A very clean copy with just a small chip in the right border, mild edge wear with small tears, some small border tears with tape on the verso, and a small tear in the bottom through the lettering. Fine/Very Fine.


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    July, 2011
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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