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"Clear The Way!" WWI Christy Girl War Bond Poster by Howard Chandler Christy (1918)

"Clear The Way!" WWI Christy Girl War Bond Poster by Howard Chandler Christy (1918)

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.

"Christy 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 to support the war effort.

Fun Fact: This poster came from the estate of John D. F. Black, a screenwriter/producer/director for the original Star Trek series. This poster hung in the production offices for the series.

Size*: 20" x 29.5"
Condition: Good

Rolled. Linen backed. Inks are significantly faded (you can compare to other Christy posters we have). No other apparent damage that we can see.

Regular price $1,395.00 USD
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Poster Text:  Clear The Way!! Buy Bonds Fourth Liberty Loan - Howard Chandler Christy - 10-B - Niagara Litho. Co. Buffalo - New York
Tags: WWI   Christy Girls   Home Front   Bonds and Stamps   Women In Wartime  
Produced by:  Fourth Liberty Loan  
Artist/Designer(s): Howard Chandler Christy  
* Sizes are approximate and given in good faith. Sizes are also given for the area of the item itself. Linen backing posters may slightly stretch the poster size, in addition posters often have a larger linen border that extends beyond the poster area. Measurements are for poster alone. Please contact us if you have any questions or you need to confirm exact size.
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