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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1872-1952)
IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915.
40 1/4x30 inches, 102 1/4x76 1/4 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears and creases at edges and horizontal fold; minor creases in text and image; minor overpainting at edges.
An early sexy, taunting, challenging 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.