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    Clear The Way! (Lot of 11) 30" x 20" Artist: Howard Chandler Christy. Printed for the Fourth Liberty Loan, this poster depicts Miss Liberty with a flag standing over sailors at gun. Just as TV commercials today spread catch phrases overnight, printed advertising and posters had the same effect in the early part of the 20th Century. This dynamic image of a flag-draped Miss Liberty, seeming to protect a naval gun battery, was designed by Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952), who was at the height of his fame when it appeared. He earned his spurs as a wartime artist when he accompanied U.S. troops to Cuba in 1898, an experience that stood him in good stead when he was called on to create his famed series of patriotic WWI posters. His Christy's Girls are still known world-wide for their almost mysterious sensuality and emotive expressions. Their dreamy expressions enticed numerous young men to take up arms and enlist, and numerous Americans to empty their pockets! A wonderful poster by a prolific artist. Any serious collector knows what an offer this lot is!

    Condition: Posters 1-10- Fine; cockling from severe fold memory, several have 1 severe tear.
    Poster 11- Superior; upper right corner slighty worn.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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