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    World War I "Christy Girl" Recruiting Poster (U.S. Navy, 1917). Howard Chandler Christy Poster (27" X 41")."I Want You for the Navy."
    Painter and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy first became internationally famous when he was sent to cover the Spanish American War by Scribner's Magazine. Upon meeting Teddy Roosevelt, Christy drew many illustrations of the "Rough Riders." His extreme patriotism was rewarded during WWI when he was chosen to create a set of posters for the US government to promote the Red Cross, enlistment, and Victory Liberty Loan campaigns. This lovely example of his work features what became known as the "Christy Girls." There is a "Forbes, Boston" printer's stamp in the lower right corner. Professional restoration has addressed pinholes in the corners, tears in the top left corner, and left and top border. Collectors of World War I era posters should not miss this rarely seen, highly presentable piece. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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