?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960)
BE LOYAL TO AMERICA / CIVILIZATION CALLS. 1917.
41 3/4x28 1/4 inches, 106x71 3/4 cm. Condition B+: replaced losses, repaired tears and overpainting in margins; repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds. Framed.
A rare variant of Flagg's famous Wake Up, America! poster. Not only does the text differ, changing the poster's message to one of loyalty instead of preparedness, but the entire blue plate has been removed from the printing process. Here, Columbia does not have blue stars on her hat or a blue blouse, nor is the sky blue. The words "Wake Up, America!" are faintly visible beneath the text at top. Rawls, cover and frontispiece (var). Theofiles 7 (var), Flagg p. 68 (var).