Aug 01, 2018 - Sale 2484

Sale 2484 - Lot 28

Price Realized: $ 1,062
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA / JOIN. 1919.
30x20 inches, 76 1/4x58 3/4 cm. Forbes, Boston.
Condition B+: tears and repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; archival tape on verso; minor creases and abrasions at edges. Paper.
Angelic and patriotic, a nurse wrapped in the American flag calls on people to join the Red Cross. During the war, the Red Cross labored not only to raise money (which, in the course of two separate pledge drives raised more than $297 million), but also to enroll members. By the end of the war, Red Cross membership "had grown to thirty million, almost one-third of the entire population" (Rawls p. 128). Theofiles 242, Borkan p. 149.