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RICHARD FAYERWEATHER BABCOCK (1887-1954)
JOIN THE NAVY - THE SERVICE FOR FIGHTING MEN. 1917.
39x26 1/4 inches, 99x66 1/2 cm. Condition B: water stain in lower left corner, into text; creases in margins, text and image. Paper. Framed.
Replete with masculinity and adventure, a sailor is riding bareback on a torpedo. This is an image that may have inspired the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. Rawls 72, Theofiles 32, Rickards 161, Borkan p. 23, War Posters 100.