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    Sale 2515 | Lot 35
    Estimate: $700 - $1,000
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      Sale 2515 Lot 35

      E.M. ASHE (1876-1941) AFTER THE WELCOME HOME - A JOB! Circa 1919.
      39x26 inches, 99x66 cm. [Heywood Strasser & Voigt, New York.]
      Condition B+: margins trimmed; repaired tear at top edge into image; unobtrusive repaired pin holes in corners.
      With the First World War over, American soldiers began returning home (340,000 troops returned in June of 1919 alone); finding employment for them was of utmost importance to the Department of Labor. In this image, a soldier is framed, literally, within a window of opportunity. Against an industrial cityscape and arable fields, the doughboy is removing his uniform in anticipation of all the work waiting for him. Rawls 274, Borkan p. 187.

      Estimate $700 - 1,000