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    World War I Propaganda (U.S. Navy, 1917). Poster (27" X 41") "I Want You for the Navy."
    Collectors of World War I era posters will certainly not want to miss out on this. Painter and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy became famous when he was sent to cover the Spanish American War by Scribner's Magazine, and he would draw several illustrations of the "Rough Riders" upon meeting Teddy Roosevelt. Thanks to his incredible talent and patriotism, Christy was chosen to create a set of posters to promote the Red Cross, enlistment, and Victory Liberty Loan campaigns. His masterful depictions of beautiful women became known as "Christy Girls," and he would use them in several of his works, including this terrific example for the Navy. Prior to professional restoration, this poster had a tear in the upper border into the background, a small tear in the "U" of "You," chipping in the left, upper, and right border, and paper loss in the left corners not into the image. The yellow background and borders have been airbrushed. Fine+ on Linen.


    Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.

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    July, 2013
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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