Aug 01, 2018 - Sale 2484

Sale 2484 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 1,375
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915.
40 1/2x30 inches, 103x76 1/4 cm.
Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and minor overpainting in margins; repaired pin holes in corners.
A 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.