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    World War II U.S. Naval Aviation (U.S. Navy, c. 1943). Rolled & Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Aviation Training Posters (3) (39" X 59") Photography by Horace Bristol, Under the Direction of Edward Steichen.
    Collectors of military history take note, these large format training posters from the U.S. Navy's aviation program are an exceptionally rare find, as many were no longer of any use after the war and were subsequently discarded. Offered for the first time at Heritage, these posters highlight the strategically important Aleutian Islands Campaign, a retaking of the only two sites of Japanese invasion on U.S. soil during the war, as well as the Navy's impressive escort carrier ships and patrolling K-class blimps. Famed Life magazine and Naval combat photographer Edward Steichen led and handpicked the talented team of photographers behind these images, including Horace Bristol, who captured the "Baby Flat-Top" image of the USS Santee. Indications of use include edge wear, some creasing, small tears, and minor chips. There are also a couple of dust shadows at the edges as well as a few unobtrusive stains. The "Navy Blimps" has a horizontal fold and all of the posters have a tear at the top braced with archival tape on the verso. Rolled and Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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

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    27th Saturday 5:20 pm CT
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    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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