Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952)

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Title:
I Want You for the Navy
Size:
26.5" x 41"
Medium:
Offset-Lithograph
Price:
$5,250
INV. #:
10287
 
Original. Linen Backed. Rare. I WANT YOU FOR THE NAVY. Promotion for anyone enlisting apply any recruiting stations or postmaster.

Forbes Boston
(Apr 1918 in bottom left corner) Would be flawless with out the Apr 1918 on bottom corner.)

The patriotism he displayed in the Spanish-American war was rekindled during WWI. He drew upon that fervor and his tremendous talent to create posters for the war effort. Among the most popular were his Red Cross and Navy images, both featuring the famous Christy Girl.
Reference: Rawls p.78, Paret 74, Borkan 24, Rickards 14.