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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
AUGUST WILLIAM HUTAF (1879-1942)
TREAT 'EM ROUGH! / JOIN THE TANKS. 1918.
41x28 inches, 104 1/4x71 cm. Condition A-: small loss at upper right corner; minor tears at edges; minor creases at bottom right corner and along vertical and horizontal folds. Paper.
"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 the larger format, without printing in text box. Rawls 254 (var), Theofiles 14 (var), War Posters 98 (var), Borkan p. 45 (var), Paret 76, Pollack p. 12.