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Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960)
TELL THAT TO THE MARINES! 1918.
40 1/4x30 inches, 102 1/4x76 1/4 cm. Condition B: repaired tears, replaced losses, creases and overpainting in margins.
The expression, "Tell that to the Marines," had originally been an insult, implying that the Marines would believe anything, but Flagg's poster turned that around and made it into a veritable battle cry. The image of a man reading a chilling headline and instantly preparing to face off against an opponent, is a visceral allegory of an angry America springing to action to preserve what is right in the world. Flagg p. 82, Rawls p. 166, Theofiles 72, Borkan p. 35.