I WANT YOU FOR THE U.S. ARMY, 1917. Original vintage WW1 (30 x 40″, 98 x 131cms) recruitment poster for sale. This ubiquitous design has been replicated, reused and repurposed many times since it’s creation in 1917 by James Montgomery Flagg. Flagg was a prolific artist and illustrated for magazines of the period such as Saturday Evening Post, Colliers and Judge but he best remembered for this poster which was actually inspired by a similar poster used in England depicting Lord Kitchener requesting Britons to Join the Army. This particular poster was used at Tremont Row which was a short street near, Scollay Square in Boston Massachusetts. A red stamp appears near the base – other posters we have dealt with have had a street address of 22 on Tremont Row.
Artist: James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960)
Photo: By Boston Public Library – Army and Navy marching, first men to World War l, Tremont Street at the corner of Dover Street and Berkeley Street, CC BY 2.0,
Prior to linen backing this poster had some damage to the bottom left, the lower and bottom right margins and a hole near the “U”. We have cleaned, linen backed and restored this poster at our studios and this is a very rare opportunity to acquire what perhaps what is one of the most famous posters ever to be made!
Condition C8 – For Sale $10,500 Linen Backed & Restored.
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