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    World War I "Christy Girl" Recruiting Poster (U.S. Navy, 1917 ). Howard Chandler Christy Poster (25" X 41"). "I Want You for the Navy."
    Nearly a century has passed since its printing, but this poster still evokes the sentiments of a time that is growing increasingly distant in the American imagination. It captures the prevailing sense of innocence, patriotism, and national pride of the early 20th century, as WWI took its toll. This lovely poster was the work of Howard Chandler Christy, creator of the famous "Christy Girls." There is a "Forbes, Boston" printer's stamp in the lower right corner. The poster had pinholes in the corners, light staining on the left side, three small chips in the bottom border, slight tears in the top border and one in the top section that goes minimally into the wording, and a subtle gouge in the bottom right. All of these minor imperfections have been addressed with excellent restoration. Collectors of World War I era posters shouldn't miss this rarely seen piece. Printer:
    Fine- on Linen.


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