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    World War I Propaganda by James Montgomery Flagg (Leslie-Judge Co., 1917). Poster (30" X 40") "I Want You for U.S. Army."
    At the top of his career, James Montgomery Flagg was the highest paid magazine illustrator in America. This important recruitment poster for the U.S. Army was perhaps the crowning achievement of his great body of work. Using his own image to avoid having to hire a model (adding only some age and a white goatee), he fashioned one of the most successful recruitment posters ever printed. Indeed, it was a design that saw millions of copies printed through the years, and was even revived for WWII. There has been touchup to a chip in the top border, edge wear and small chips in the left border, and a 4" tear in the right border that extends into the background. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    November, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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