Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 206

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500


Group of 4 proposed U.S. Army post card designs including "I Want You."

Proposed but unpublished designs. Graphite and ink wash on paper. 216x140 mm; 8 1/2x5 1/2 inches, sheets. Each initialed "J.M.F." in pencil, lower left corner. With two original descriptive sales and property slips by the A.D. Steinbach & Sons department store, New Haven, Ct on their letterhead.

The first image is a sly, self-referential work showing a soldier enthusiastically saluting Uncle Sam in Flagg's own famous "I Want You" recruitment poster, the most iconic of all World War Two posters.