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5p180 I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY linen 30x40 WWI war poster '17 Uncle Sam by James Montgomery Flagg!

Date Sold 3/3/2015
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An Original Vintage Linenbacked World War I Military Recruitment Poster (measures 29 3/4" x 40 1/4" [76 x 102 cm]) (Learn More)

I Want You For U.S. Army, the 1917 U.S. World War I (WWI) recruitment poster ("Nearest Recruiting Station") encouraging men to join the United States Army and featuring classic artwork of Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer by James Montgomery Flagg. Note that this is the original 1917 poster (surely this is one of the most reproduced poster images there is, and also it is likely the single most recognizable poster image ever created!). Note that the U.S. Army re-used this image in subsequent wars, but they slightly changed the background color of the poster and the size.
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Artist: James Montgomery Flagg

Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster was never folded. It had tiny tears down the left and right borders, with some tiny bits of paper loss in the right blank border. It had small paper loss in the top of the "T" of "WANT" in the title. It had a few tiny pinholes in the white background areas and small tears in Uncle Sam's sleeve. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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