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Lot 354: I Want You for U.S. Army. 1917
30 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960) Size: 29 3/4 x 40 3/8 in./75.6 x 102.6 cm Leslie-Judge Co., NY Although Flagg was already a successful and prolific illustrator by the time World War I started, this poster was to become "his greatest public triumph." Using himself as the model, his "rendering was originally used on a Leslie's Magazine cover in late 1916, and was quickly adopted by the Army when the war broke out. All told nearly 5 million were printed in both world wars (Theofiles, p. 9). (wwi)
Condition Report: B/ Slight tears at edges; unobtrusive folds; slightly light stained. Framed.
Dimensions: 29 3/4 x 40 3/8 in./75.6 x 102.6 cm
Artist or Maker: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960)