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    I Want You For The Navy 41 1/2" x 27" Artist: Howard Chandler Christy. Possibly one of Christy's most famous posters. Ripe with sexuality this Christy girl, dressed in Marlene Dietrich-esque androgenous clothes, provocatively asks men to join the Navy. S.J Woolf once said of Christy's girls, "They represented the awakening female, no longer content to preside over the kitchen, to be forbidden the golf course or the vote. The way Christy drew her, she was popular with the males because of her charm, while the young women liked her because she embodied their dreams of emancipation." In a time where sexuality and sensual images were just emerging into society, this poster hit upon a fresh untouched market of impressionable young men. Provoked by sexuality was a good enough excuse for any recruiting officer. This poster is one which should not be missed by any collector.

    Condition-Fair; major tears on upper edge which extend into the graphic, bottom edge shows heavy wear from from storage, water damage present on poster face, small tear on the uniform of the girl, has been stamped on the bottom with an actual recruiting station location.




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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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