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WORLD WAR I "I WISH I WERE A MAN" RECRUITMENT POSTER

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Estimate $600 - $800
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Chromolithograph color overlaid with a letterpress halftone poster on coated paper. Iconic Navy recruitment poster bearing text "Gee!! I Wish I Were A Man / I'd Join The Navy." Signed in-the-plate "Howard Chandler Christy 1917." Footer text relates: Be A Man And Do It / United States Navy / Recruiting Station / 62 Cannon Street, Bridgeport. Lower left corner bears four "H.D. Betts, Jr." rubber hand stamps. An early example of psycho-sexual gender reversal in advertising. Dimensions:41" H x 27" W; Provenance: Dr. Alan York Estate
Americana: Estate of Dr. Alan York & Others
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Roland NY

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New York, NY, USA
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