Aug 01, 2018 - Sale 2484

Sale 2484 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 2,750
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) GEE!! I WISH I WERE A MAN. 1918.
40 3/4x27 inches, 103 1/2x68 1/2 cm.
Condition B+ / B: loss in lower left corner; minor tears, creases and pin holes in margins; creases along horizontal folds; staining in margins and image; paper remnant affixed to verso. Printed on thick paper.
One of two posters by Christy featuring this particular illustration of a woman. The other, 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!" Rawls p. 80, Theofiles p. 46, Weill 216, Darracott 5, Rickards 32, Borkan p. 24, War Posters 99.