Lot 580: Victory Girls. ca. 1918
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) Size: 21 3/4 x 27 1/2 in./55 x 69.8 cm While occasionally lacking a solid definition, a Victory Girl was typically a young woman or teenager who patriotically offered her services during the war. By World War II, this term would come to be synonymous with a "good time girl; however, here, it still maintains all the wholesomeness expected in a Penfield poster, simply showcasing a girl rowing her way toward (American) victory amidst the choppy waters. (wwi)
Condition Report: A-/ Slight stains & creases at edges. Framed.
Dimensions: 21 3/4 x 27 1/2 in./55 x 69.8 cm
Artist or Maker: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925)
Date: ca. 1918