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HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952)
GEE!! I WISH I WERE A MAN / I'D JOIN THE NAVY. 1918.
40x25 3/4 inches, 101 1/2x65 1/2 cm. Condition A: minor creases in margins and image. Paper. Framed.
One of two posters by Christy featuring this particular beauty. The other, in the next lot, with a tan background, pushes for service in the Naval Reserve or Coast Guard. This one has a narrower focus, seeking recruits for just the Navy, with a more blatant challenge to the public's masculinity, "Be a Man and Do It!" This poster features the overprint for McCormick Block, Trinidad. Rawls p. 80, Theofiles p. 46, Weill 216, Darracott 5, Rickards 32, Borkan p. 24.