Aug 07, 2019 - Sale 2515

Sale 2515 - Lot 22

Price Realized: $ 1,250
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915.
39 3/4x28 inches, 101x71 cm.
Condition B+: repaired tears and overpainting in margins; creases and light foxing in margins and image.
An early taunting and daring recruitment poster done two years before the United States entered World War I. Christy played upon "the confusion of genders [that] provided posters with provocative images like this . . . whose purpose is the seduction of men into service" (Paret p. 64). Rawls p. 249, Paret 89, Theofiles 66, Borkan p. 39, American Style 64.