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"Fight Or Buy Bonds" WWI Christy Girl Poster by Howard Chandler Christy (1917)

"Fight Or Buy Bonds" WWI Christy Girl Poster by Howard Chandler Christy (1917)

Renowned American artist, Howard Chandler Christy, designed this 1917 poster for the Third Liberty Loan campaign in support of World War I efforts. Published in Boston, MA by Forbes & Co., the piece features a figure representing America with a patriotic banner, conveying the message to join the military or purchase bonds to fund the war. As one of America's most renowned artists prior to the war, Christy designed a range of WWI-era 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.

Size*: 30" x 40"
Condition: Good

Single Fold. Some staining on the margins. Many small tears and edge wear around poster. Many of these are repaired from the back with tape that may or may not be acid free (not masking or cellophane tape). Color on this 100+ year old poster is really strong and bright. This is a good candidate for restoration, however, it would also frame and hang nicely as is.

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Poster Text:  Fight or buy bonds. Third Liberty Loan. Howard Chandler Christy 1917. 2A - Forbes - Boston
Tags: WWI   Bonds and Stamps   Home Front   Christy Girls   Women In Wartime  
Produced by:  Third 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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