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    Tell That to the Marines. 29" x 40" Artist: James Montgomery Flagg. Flagg produced over 46 posters during World War I and World War II. His Uncle Sam, "I Want You" poster is possibly one of the most recognized and famous images ever produced. This poster actually turned an negative phrase around to a positive. People would jokingly remark "Tell that to the Marines" citing their penchant for believing tall tales (which likely originated in the British Navy). Flagg took this phrase and turned it into an image which depicts a man, outraged by reading a newspaper, ripping off his jacket to go enlist in the fight. A powerful image, by a powerful artist. A great buy.

    Condition: Fine- soiling on edges, as is common with this fine white stock; small tear on left edge, repaired; linen backed.


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    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
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