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    World War I Propaganda by James Montgomery Flagg (Leslie-Judge Co., 1917). Very Good/Fine on Linen. Recruitment Poster (30" X 40.5"), "I Want You for the U.S. Army."
    At the top of his career, James Montgomery Flagg was the highest paid magazine illustrator in America. This important recruitment poster for the U.S. Army was perhaps the crowning achievement of his great body of work. Using his own image to avoid having to hire a model (adding only some age and a white goatee), he fashioned one of the most successful recruitment posters ever printed. Indeed, it was a design that saw millions of copies printed through the years, and was even revived for WWII. Now professionally restored, this poster once showed edge wear, pinholes, some tears into the interior, and some chips in the borders. Also addressed was paper loss in the lower left corner, but this did not affect any of the text. The outer white borders, red borders, the red portions of the text, and some of the upper background have been airbrushed. The poster still shows some slight color fading that has not been addressed.


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