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    World War II Propaganda (H.M. Stationery Office, London, England, 1940s). Auxiliary Territory Service Poster (19" X 29") "Join the ATS."
    Doreen Murphy became known as "The Blonde Bombshell" after posing for this poster, which graced the walls of many U.K. recruiting offices during World War II. Designed by Abram Games (b. 1914), who became Britain's only official war poster artist, the piece was eventually deemed to "frivolous" by Parliament and replaced with another version. Games created more than 100 official posters during the war years, and although this one featuring Ms. Murphy was pulled from circulation, the originals are resurfacing. In 2013, England's National Army Museum acquired a collection of Games' signed work from his daughter. Light edge wear along the top, diagonal creases, and a pinpoint center crossfold separation. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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    March, 2015
    28th-29th Saturday-Sunday
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