?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
RICHARD FAYERWEATHER BABCOCK (1887-1954)
JOIN THE NAVY / THE SERVICE FOR FIGHTING MEN. 1917.
41 1/2x28 1/4 inches, 105 1/2x71 3/4 cm. Condition B+: tears, repaired tears and creases at margins; foxing in bottom left corner; creases in image; recruiting ink stamp in bottom margin. Paper.
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.