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Lot 464

464: Victory Girls. ca. 1918

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Description

Artist: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) Size: 21 3/4 x 27 5/8 in./55.2 x 70.2 cm "During the United War Work campaign [the] aim was to call attention to the needs of the Y.M.C.A., the Knights of Columbus, the Salvation Army, the Jewish Welfare Board, the American Liberty Association, the Y.W.C.A., and the War Camp Community Service in providing comfort and support to doughboys here and 'over there'" (Rawls, p. 165). While occasionally lacking a solid definition, a Victory Girl was typically a young woman or teenager who patriotically offered her services during the war. By World War II, this term would come to be synonymous with a 'good time girl'; however, here, it still maintains all the wholesomeness expected in a Penfield poster, simply showcasing a girl rowing her way toward victory amidst the choppy waters.

Condition

A/ Framed.

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Estimate $1,200 – $1,500
Starting Bid $900
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