Aug 07, 2019 - Sale 2515

Sale 2515 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 1,062
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Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
AUGUST WILLIAM HUTAF (1879-1942) TREAT 'EM ROUGH! / JOIN THE TANKS. Window card. 1918.
14x9 3/4 inches, 35 1/2x24 3/4 cm.
Condition B+ / A-: water stains along right margin. Printed on thin board.
"Black Tom," the mascot of the newly formed U.S. Tank Corps, seen here living up to the Corps' motto, the title of the poster. "In this improbable version of tank warfare, the flaming colors, the Black Tomcat mascot with its vicious claws . . . project an image of sexual energy" (Paret p. 56). This is a small format window card. Rawls 254 (var), Theofiles 14 (var), War Posters 98 (var), Borkan p. 45 (var).