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SKETCH BY ANNA HYATT HUNTINGTON (1876-1973)
BETSY ROSS CORPS / MERCY FROM THE SKIES. Circa 1931.
20x12 3/4 inches, 50 3/4x32 1/2 cm. Condition A: minor abrasions at edges. Paper.
Huntington was a prominent and award-winning sculptor who worked predominantly in New York City. She became most famous for her realistic bronze animals, for which she conducted preparatory sketches at zoos. Her Joan of Arc sculpture, located on Riverside Drive at 93rd Street, was the city's first monument dedicated to a historical woman, in 1915 - also the city's first public monument by a woman. This rare poster for the Betsy Ross Corps puts Huntington's sculptural prowess on display in two-dimensional form, as the designer of the Corps' trophy. The paramilitary organization of female pilots was founded in 1931 by Opal Kunz, to support the Army Air Corps, but was never formally recognized by the U.S. Military.