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Sale 2515 Lot 22
HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915.
39 3/4x28 inches, 101x71 cm.
Condition B+: repaired tears and overpainting in margins; creases and light foxing in margins and image.
An early taunting and daring recruitment poster done two years before the United States entered World War I. Christy played upon "the confusion of genders [that] provided posters with provocative images like this . . . whose purpose is the seduction of men into service" (Paret p. 64). Rawls p. 249, Paret 89, Theofiles 66, Borkan p. 39, American Style 64.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800