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    World War I Propaganda by James Montgomery Flagg (Leslie-Judge Co., 1917). Poster (30" X 40.25") "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 was even revived for WWII. This stone litho icon of American history has had touchup applied to the folds, edge wear with mild tears, and slight border chips. The poster had some diagonal creases and a tear from the left border into the background. The outer white border has been airbrushed. Very Fine- on Linen.


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