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Auction Description for Louis J. Dianni, LLC: 5th Annual Palm Beach Auction-Day 1 of 3

5th Annual Palm Beach Auction-Day 1 of 3

by Louis J. Dianni, LLC


461 lots | 460 with images

February 15, 2014

Live Auction

150 Australian Ave

West Palm Beach , FL, 33406 USA

Phone: 954-895-8727

Fax: 888-371-4620

Email: ljdmarine01@gmail.com

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WWI Liberty Bonds Will Do It! Porter

Lot 101: WWI Liberty Bonds Will Do It! Porter

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Description: Artist: PorterArtist Dates: N/ASigned Within Plate: Yes "Porter"Date of Work: 1914-1918Description: Poster reads "It's awful lonesome round our house since Daddy's gone away- Please help bring him back to us. Liberty Bonds will do it! Buy Bonds to your utmost. Ask your foreman" by F.B. Kelly Co. Inc Rochester, NY.This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 17.75" H x 11.75" WWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible). Minor discoloration on left edge and boys shirt.Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Liberty Bonds Will Do It! Porter

Lot 102: WWI Liberty Bonds Will Do It! Porter

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Description: Artist: PorterArtist Dates: N/ASigned Within Plate: Yes "Porter"Date of Work: 1914-1918Description: Poster reads "It's awful lonesome round our house since Daddy's gone away- Please help bring him back to us. Liberty Bonds will do it! Buy Bonds to your utmost. Ask your foreman" by F.B. Kelly Co. Inc Rochester, NY.This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve.Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 17.75" H x 11.75" WWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed. Minor repaired separations.Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Buy Liberty Bonds to Your Utmost, Porter

Lot 103: WWI Buy Liberty Bonds to Your Utmost, Porter

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Description: Artist: PorterArtist Dates: N/ASigned Within Plate: Yes, "Porter"Date of Work: 1914-1918Description: Poster reads "Hurray for the boys in the shop at home- they're buin' bonds again. Make our boys over there as proud of you as you are of them. Buy Liberty Bonds to your utmost. Ask your foreman." by F.B. Kelly Co. inc Rochester, NY.This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve.Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 18" H x 12" WWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed.Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Buy Liberty Bonds to Your Utmost, Porter

Lot 104: WWI Buy Liberty Bonds to Your Utmost, Porter

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Description: Artist: PorterArtist Dates: N/ASigned Within Plate: Yes "Porter"Date of Work: 1914-1918Description: Poster reads "Hurray for the boys in the shop at home- they're buin' bonds again. Make our boys over there as proud of you as you are of them. Buy Liberty Bonds to your utmost. Ask your foreman." by F.B. Kelly Co. inc Rochester, NY.This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 18" H x 12" WWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI, Boost! Boy Scout Week, Norman Rockwell

Lot 105: WWI, Boost! Boy Scout Week, Norman Rockwell

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Description: Artist: Norman RockwellArtist Dates: (1894 - 1978)Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1918Description: Poster reads "Boost! Boy Scout Week Jun 8th to 14th Painting by Norman Rockwell" This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 14" H x 9" WWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Has not been exposed to sunlight. Recently linen backed.Artist Biography: The following is by Mary Moline. She is the author of the NORMAN ROCKWELL ENCYCLOPEDIA, the first chronological catalog of the artist's work, published in 1978 by The Curtis Publishing Company and author of six editions of the NORMAN ROCKWELL COLLECTIBLES VALUE GUIDE.Mr. Rockwell began his illustrious career with immediate success when he painted Christmas cards, for his first commission, at age sixteen, and illustrated his first book one year later. Aglow with success, the determined young man signed his name in blood, swearing never to do advertising jobs. He kept that promise until his first known advertisement for H. J. Heinz Company, Pork'n Beans, appeared in the 1914 edition of the Boy Scout Handbook.The first advertisement by Norman Rockwell to appear in The Saturday Evening Post was January 13, 1917. His first Post cover was published on May 20, 1916.Much of Rockwell's prodigious output was painted for magazine reproduction and never intended to provide enduring examples of his work. Due to his own technique of using a special compound between layers of paint, some of his originals have yellowed with age, but the aging hasn't diminished his popularity nor the demand for "anything Rockwell."After many years of being scorned as an unworthy imitator, Norman Rockwell's human interpretation of the American scene survived the criticism of art connoisseurs. His work was revered, year after year on magazine covers by two generations of Rockwell watchers: Those who recalled and those too young to remember. Although Norman Rockwell, himself, eventually became as recognizable as one of his illustrations, such recognition was too little and very late. His first photograph accompanied illustrations in a 1914 Boys' Life magazine, but few biographical sketches appeared prior to 1945. The Saturday Evening Post first printed information about Rockwell in 1926, ten years and 82 covers after their association began.Rockwell made no secret of his lifetime preference for countrified realism--"Things happen in the country, but you don't see them. In the city you are constantly confronted by unpleasantness. I find it sordid and unsettling."He believed the time he spent in the countryside was a great influence on his idyllic approach to storytelling on canvas. Though Rockwell was unrepentant about his rural preference, he was surprisingly charitable toward contemporaries who shunned his technique in favor of modern art.Perhaps the most provocative opinion on Rockwell's work was expressed in a November 13,1970 issue of Life Magazine. When the editors brought the dilemma of Rockwell's art popularity and lack of recognition, to their reading public in a one page article, posing the question: "If We All Like It Is It Art?" Their readers promptly responded.The resulting action from ordinary people around the world created the first -man art revolution in America, far surpassing Currier and Ives. A few months later, the first Norman Rockwell plate, The Family Tree, was fired; the Rockwell Revolution had started, and the first of millions of collectibles were offered to Rockwell loving minions. It was then that author, Thomas Buechner and publisher, Harry Abrams moved Rockwell out of the closet, and onto the world's coffee tables. The rest is art history.By 1978, at the height of his popularity, and the year of his death, forty books and 140 articles chronicling Rockwell's accomplishments had appeared in over 56 publications. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI, 3rd Liberty Loan, James Montgomery Flagg

Lot 106: WWI, 3rd Liberty Loan, James Montgomery Flagg

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Description: Artist: James Montgomery FlaggArtist Dates: (1877 - 1960)Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1914â€"1918Description: Poster reads "Say Folks! If you lend us a hand now then you won't be ashamed to meet us with the good old hand-shake when we get our job finished. From Us. Ask your foreman about the 3rd Liberty Loan." by F.B. Kelly Co. Inc. Rochester, NY. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 17.5" H x 12" WWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed. Repair lower middle edge approximately 0.5" x 0.5"Artist Biography: During a long and fruitful career, James Montgomery Flagg produced an immense and varied amount of artwork. A popular social gadabout and the life of a party, Flagg was constantly sketching friends, celebrities and politicians and always surrounded by beautiful models and sycophants. He clearly enjoyed his own ability at humor and satire as well as his fame as an illustrator. By the age of twelve he was selling his drawings and cartoons to St. Nicholas magazine. At the age of fifteen, he was a staff artist for both Judge and Life magazines, two of the nation¹s most successful periodicals. Flagg grew up in the period when pen and ink ruled and printing technology was limited. When halftone printing was accepted as a reproduction process, Flagg created images of beautiful women, which supplanted the portrait artists of previous decades. It is true that Gibson had created a sensation with his early notion of a beautiful American girl, but Christy, Fisher and Flagg did likewise, with each of them producing early versions of coffee table books and magazine illustrations heralding a new world of fashion, styles, and beauty. The society portraits created by John Singer Sargent were thusly thrown asunder and whole new prototypes of American beauty were created-bustles and chastity were disappearing and the illustrators ushered in a new era. Flagg studied at the Art Students League in New York City (1894-1898), and then in London and Paris (1898-1900). He was an active member of the Society of Illustrators, The Players Club, The Dutch Treat Club, and the Lotos Club-where he personally hung his poignant editorial cartoons in the grille room. In 1898, he went to England to further his art studies and enrolled at the Herkomer School in Bushey, Hertfordshire an art school founded by Professor Hubert von Herkomer, the art critic who heralded Maxfield Parrish¹s work in critical reviews.Upon his return from Europe, he created a comic strip 'Nervy Nat,' which gained immediate popularity winning him the commission for P.G. Wodehouse's stories where he created the visual characterization for the character 'Jeeves'. The first book he illustrated was Yankee Girls Abroad (1900), with pretty gals abounding who were superficially similar to The Christy Girl and Fisher's American Girl. Flagg's notion was yet another example of what American's thought our women should look like. His commissions ranged from cartoons, posters, magazine covers and inside illustrations, and advertisements to serious portraits, which were exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1900 alongside the academic painters from the Academie Julian. Books illustrated include An Orchard Princess, Simon the Jester, City People, Brinkley Manor, The Adventures of Kitty Cobb and in 1932 the seminal pin-up work, Virgins in Cellophane. In 1946, his published his autobiography, Roses and Buckshot. The magazines with his works included Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Hearst's International, Judge Magazine, Liberty, Life, McClures Magazine, Photoplay, Redbook, Saturday Evening Post, The American Weekly, Women¹s Home Companion, and many others.Flagg was a favorite illustrator of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst and due to their relationship he gained numerous other commissions including humorous short story illustrations (which he enjoyed doing most), and rapid portrait studies of Hearst's friends. Most of his sitters were generally upper-class society scions and celebrities including: actor John Barrymore and his sister Ethel, cartoonist Ham Fisher, unique humorist Rube Goldberg, and illustrator Charles Dana Gibson.However, James Montgomery Flagg remains best known for a single painting, his iconic illustration of Uncle Sam proclaiming, 'I Want You' for a US Army Recruiting poster, an image still vivid to a vast majority of Americans. Between the years of 1917-1919, Flagg produced forty-six posters for the United States Government, including the companion watercolor for 'I Want You,' entitled Miss Columbia. Flagg's Uncle Sam image is still used over and over. Mayor Rudy Giuliani's face was substituted for Uncle Sam just after 9/11 when New York City asked for help after the World Trade Center tragedy. The model for Uncle Sam was Monty Flagg himself-a self-portrait.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Buy Liberty Bonds, Uncle Sam

Lot 107: WWI Buy Liberty Bonds, Uncle Sam

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Description: Artist: N/AArtist Dates: N/ASigned Within Plate: NoDate of Work: 1914-1918Description: Poster reads "Let Uncle Sam take this- and he will pay back this- All he asks you to do is keep your bond. Buy Liberty Bonds and keep them. Ask your foreman by F.B. Kelly Co. Inc. Rochester N.Y.This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 18" H x 12" WWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI It's Up To You to Help America Win

Lot 108: WWI It's Up To You to Help America Win

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Description: Artist: RB CaneArtist Dates: N/ASigned Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1914â€"1918Description: Poster reads "How much of your pay do you think you can keep if Germany wins this war? Its up to you to help America win Buy Liberty Bonds ask your foreman" by F.B. Kelly Co. Inc Rochester, NY.This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 17.5" H x 12" WWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible). Minor loss and tears along right side edge. Minor discoloration along edge.Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Don't Get Hurt, Safety Week

Lot 109: WWI Don't Get Hurt, Safety Week

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Description: Artist: AmonymousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1921-1922Description: Poster states "Don't Get Hurt, Safety Week. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 28"L x 42"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: poster has original fold marks. Minor wear on lettering. Loss (.8"L x .2"W upper letter T"). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors.Artist Biography: N/A Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Lend! Carey Print Litho NY

Lot 110: WWI Lend! Carey Print Litho NY

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Description: Artist: AnonymousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1917Description: Poster states "Lend!" in red background and white lettering. poster conveys message to US citizens investing during the war. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 27"L x 17.5"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster does not have fold lines. Minor repair on left border 1"L x .5"W. Poster has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/A Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Victory Liberty Loan, Vic Forsythe

Lot 111: WWI Victory Liberty Loan, Vic Forsythe

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Description: Artist: Vic ForsytheArtist Dates: 1885-1962Signed Within Plate: yesDate of Work: 1918Description: This poster shows a wounded Doughboy with his rifle balanced over his shoulder. He is grinning because he carries several German helmets as trophies. Vic Forsythe was the very popular creator of the newspaper strip ‘Joe Jinks’, which first appeared in the New York World in 1918 under the name ‘Joe’s Car’. Its title character is a balding, agitated man with a passion for automobiles (later airplanes), and his nagging wife, Blanche. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 30"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has minor pin holes and loss on upper left corner (1"L x 0.2"W), repair on upper border (2"L), and fold mark (45 Degree Angle). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Clyde (Vic) Forsythe entered the comic strip world prior to World War I. His most successful feature was the long-running Joe Jinks, which dealt successively with automobiles, aviation, and boxing. He drew a number of other strips, and for a time, shared a studio with Norman Rockwell.Victor Clyde Forsythe was born in Southern California in 1885. Writing, drawing, and sports were among his early interests, and he combined all three when he got a job doing sports cartooning and reporting for a local paper. In the second decade of the century, he headed for New York City to work for The World. Among his earliest creations were a daily gag strip about boxing titled The Great White Dope and a Sunday Western titled Tenderfoot Tim. Briefly in 1916 and 1917, he did a daily called Flicker Films. This kidded the movies in week long continuities and was laid out in the two-tier formal later used by Ed Wheelan on Minute Movies. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI YMCA, His Home Over There, Albert Herter

Lot 112: WWI YMCA, His Home Over There, Albert Herter

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Description: Artist: Albert HerterArtist Dates: 1871â€"1950Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1918Description: WWI YMCA, "His Home Over There" by Albert Herter. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 27"L x 41"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Minor repair on left border (1"L). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed.Artist Biography: Albert Herter (1871â€"1950) was an artist and painter. He was born in New York, New York, and studied in Paris and then in New York's Art Students League. He had come from an artistic family; before Albert was born, his father, Christian Herter, and his father's half-brother Gustave formed Herter Brothers, a prominent New York interior design and furnishings firm.Albert Herter's paintings include Young Girl, Garden of the Hesperides, and Still Life with Flowering Dogwood and Japanese Figurines; he was commissioned to execute many portrait paintings and he created a number of civic and private murals. He married fellow artist Adele McGinnis. Their son Christian Herter became a politician, serving as governor of Massachusetts and later as Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI YMCA, His Home Over There, Albert Herter

Lot 113: WWI YMCA, His Home Over There, Albert Herter

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Description: Artist: Albert HerterArtist Dates: 1871â€"1950Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1918Description: Albert Herter's paintings include Young Girl, Garden of the Hesperides, and Still Life with Flowering Dogwood and Japanese Figurines; he was commissioned to execute many portrait paintings and he created a number of civic and private murals. He married fellow artist Adele McGinnis. Their son Christian Herter became a politician, serving as governor of Massachusetts and later as Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 27"L x 41"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold mark (horizontal) and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible). Minor repair (1"L on upper border).Artist Biography: Albert Herter (1871â€"1950) was an artist and painter. He was born in New York, New York, and studied in Paris and then in New York's Art Students League. He had come from an artistic family; before Albert was born, his father, Christian Herter, and his father's half-brother Gustave formed Herter Brothers, a prominent New York interior design and furnishings firm.Albert Herter's paintings include Young Girl, Garden of the Hesperides, and Still Life with Flowering Dogwood and Japanese Figurines; he was commissioned to execute many portrait paintings and he created a number of civic and private murals. He married fellow artist Adele McGinnis. Their son Christian Herter became a politician, serving as governor of Massachusetts and later as Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI YMCA, His Home Over There, Albert Herter

Lot 114: WWI YMCA, His Home Over There, Albert Herter

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Description: Artist: Albert HerterArtist Dates: 1871â€"1950Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1918Description: Albert Herter (1871â€"1950) was an artist and painter. He was born in New York, New York, and studied in Paris and then in New York's Art Students League. He had come from an artistic family; before Albert was born, his father, Christian Herter, and his father's half-brother Gustave formed Herter Brothers, a prominent New York interior design and furnishings firm.Albert Herter's paintings include Young Girl, Garden of the Hesperides, and Still Life with Flowering Dogwood and Japanese Figurines; he was commissioned to execute many portrait paintings and he created a number of civic and private murals. He married fellow artist Adele McGinnis. Their son Christian Herter became a politician, serving as governor of Massachusetts and later as Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve.Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 27"L x 41"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Repair on upper left corner (1" x 1", paint). Tear on upper right corner (4" in L, repaired) and fold line repair (3"L on right side of horizontal fold line). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Albert Herter (1871â€"1950) was an artist and painter. He was born in New York, New York, and studied in Paris and then in New York's Art Students League. He had come from an artistic family; before Albert was born, his father, Christian Herter, and his father's half-brother Gustave formed Herter Brothers, a prominent New York interior design and furnishings firm.Albert Herter's paintings include Young Girl, Garden of the Hesperides, and Still Life with Flowering Dogwood and Japanese Figurines; he was commissioned to execute many portrait paintings and he created a number of civic and private murals. He married fellow artist Adele McGinnis. Their son Christian Herter became a politician, serving as governor of Massachusetts and later as Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Universal Membership Week, Red Cross

Lot 115: WWI Universal Membership Week, Red Cross

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Description: Artist: Harrison Fisher & A.E. FrArtist Dates: 1877-1934Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1918Description: WWI era Red Cross poster that is targeting a membership drive during Christmas week. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 42"L x 8.5"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has minor loss on right corner (1"L x .2"H) Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Fisher was born in Brooklyn, New York City and began to draw at an early age. Both his father and his grandfather were artists. Fisher spent much of his youth in San Francisco, and studied at the San Francisco Art Association. In 1898 he moved back to New York and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator. He became known particularly for his drawings of women, which won him acclaim as the successor of Charles Dana Gibson. Together with fellow artists Howard Chandler Christy and Neysa McMein he constituted the Motion Picture Classic magazine's, "Fame and Fortune" contest jury of 1921/1922, who discovered the It-girl, Clara Bow. Fisher's work appeared regularly on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine from the early 1900s until his death.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Universal Membership Week, Red Cross

Lot 116: WWI Universal Membership Week, Red Cross

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Description: Artist: Harrison Fisher & A.E. FrArtist Dates: 1877-1934Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1918Description: WWI era Red Cross poster that is targeting a membership drive during Christmas week. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 42"L x 8.5"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Fisher was born in Brooklyn, New York City and began to draw at an early age. Both his father and his grandfather were artists. Fisher spent much of his youth in San Francisco, and studied at the San Francisco Art Association. In 1898 he moved back to New York and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator. He became known particularly for his drawings of women, which won him acclaim as the successor of Charles Dana Gibson. Together with fellow artists Howard Chandler Christy and Neysa McMein he constituted the Motion Picture Classic magazine's, "Fame and Fortune" contest jury of 1921/1922, who discovered the It-girl, Clara Bow. Fisher's work appeared regularly on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine from the early 1900s until his death.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Americans All, Howard Chandler Chrisey

Lot 117: WWI Americans All, Howard Chandler Chrisey

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Description: Artist: Howard Chandler ChristyArtist Dates: 1872 - 1952Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1919Description: The V loan was launched in April 1919, more than 5 months after the war ended. But 2 million men were still overseas and the government needed more money. The illustration is an allegorical â€aeChristy Girl” standing in front of the American flag, holding a wreath over an â€aeHonor roll” consisting of last names from different nationalities who had family perish in combat. Christy began as a war artist following Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba. Preferring the depiction of pretty girls over men at war, his â€aeChristy Girl” took her place in the mind of America and countless calendars, magazine covers, book illustrations and collectibles. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 26.5"L x 40"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: No visible fold lines. Minor tear (repaired) on upper side of border (2.5"L) and right side (2"L max), both repaired.Artist Biography: Howard Chandler Christy' was one of America's most distinguished illustrators, whose work, like that of Norman Rockwell, successfully captured the pulse of the nation. His career was established when he worked for Scribner's and Leslie's Weekly doing illustrations of American troops in Cuba during the Spanish American War. After that, he was most sought after for his sumptuous, lush portraits of women, although he also painted other notables that included President Calvin Coolidge, General Douglas McArthur, Eddie Rickenbacker, Douglas MacArthur, Amelia Earhart, Herbert Hoover, and Benito Mussolini. He was also a muralist and much sought-after teacher, giving classes in New York City at Cooper Union, the Chase School, the New York School of Art, and the Art Students League.Christy was born on January 10, 1872 in Morgan County, Ohio as reflected in the court records of that county. Thus the often cited birth date of 1873 seems to be an error, likely perpetuated by Christie himself, as he stated that 1873 was his birth year in his 1920's passport and even on a handwritten letter that he penned. Only in his later years did Christy learn that he was born in 1872, not in 1873 as he had thought. By that time, the damage had been done, and the public believed he was born in 1873. However, one only has to look at his gravestone at Ferncliff Cemetery in Westchester, New York to unravel the century old mystery. It says he was born in 1872.Christy grew up on his family farm. At age sixteen, he went to New York City to study at the Art Student's League, and after less than four years, he entered the National Academy of Design where he won two prizes in draughtsmanship. He worked for Scribner's Magazine as an illustrator for a number of years beginning in 1898. In addition to illustrating articles and stories, he traveled to Cuba and Puerto Rico and sent back illustrations of Spanish-American War activity. It was through this work as a commercial artist that he became a nationally known illustrator. After his return to the United States, he taught for a brief time in New York; however, he soon returned to his hometown of Duncan Falls. There he built a studio and summer home and divided his time between painting and entertaining visiting authors and publishers. While living in Ohio, he became famous for his stylized depictions of women, popularly known as "Christy Girls." These illustrations appeared in many publications and print art, and were eventually used on recruitment posters for Word War I. By 1915, he had returned once again to New York City and soon took up portrait painting. Later in life Christy began painting large historical murals. In 1945, he was commissioned by the state of Ohio to paint The Signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville, which today hangs in the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. His most famous of these large compositions, The Signing of the Constitution of the United States is located above the grand staircase in The Capitol in Washington DC. Christy died in 1952 at his apartment in New York.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI The Greatest Mother In The World, Red Cross

Lot 118: WWI The Greatest Mother In The World, Red Cross

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Description: Artist: Alonzo E. ForingerArtist Dates: 1878-1948Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1918Description: Who is the greatest mother in the world should be worded as what organization does the best mothering. Featuring a Red Cross nurse holding an injured soldier, the poster is strikingly similar to Michelangelo’s sculpture of Mary holding Jesus. The poster helped encourage more than 16 million Americans to join the Red Cross during a week-long Christmas Drive campaign. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 28"L x 42.5" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: No visible fold marks.Poster has repair on lower right corner (1.25"L x 1"W). Minor tape marks on bottom border (1"L max). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the original colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Born in Kaylor, Pennsylvania, Foringer spent the early part of his life in Armstrong County.Foringer received artistic training from Horatio S. Stevenson in Pittsburgh, then Henry Siddons Mowbray and Edwin Howland Blashfield in New York City. Later, he would move to Saddle River, New Jersey. A perpetual bachelor, Foringer household included his brother, T. Milton, and his sisters, Lilian, Ire, and Edith. The Foringer name was important in local politics between Alonzo's art career and Milton's 31 year career on the Saddle River borough council. He died December 8, 1948 in Saddle River, following an illness. Foringer's former home in Saddle River is now a historic landmark on the National Historic Registry.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI The Hun His Mark, Blot It Out, Allen St. John

Lot 119: WWI The Hun His Mark, Blot It Out, Allen St. John

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Description: Artist: James Allen St. JohnArtist Dates: 1872-1957Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1919Description: This is the first poster to call the Germans Huns. The bloody hand print identifies their cruelty. The image reflects a growing anti-German sentiment in the U.S, and was one of a number of posters equating the Hun with limitless bloodshed. St. John became well known as an artist for his later illustrations in pulp magazines, especially those with a fantasy and mystical theme. He is known as the â€aeGodfather” for modern fantasy art and his most popular illustrations are those for the works of â€aeTarzan” creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 26.5"L x 40.5"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has minor loss on upper right corner, repaired with paint (2"L x 2.5" W). Repair on upper border with paint (2" in L)Artist Biography: James Allen St. John was born October 1, 1872 in Chicago. His friends called him "Jim St. John." His father, Dr. Jospehus Allen St. John, was born 1831 in East Hubbarston, Vermont. His first published illustrations were for The New York Herald in 1898, where he continued to work for several years. This exposure led to illustrating several novels. He began to work as a commercial artist for publishers in the Chicago mid-western region. He illustrated books, newspapers and magazines. In 1904 he illustrated The Face in the Pool for A. C. McClurg Company of Chicago, which led to his important association with this publisher. In 1915 he illustrated chapter headings for The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs for McClurg Publishing. The dust-jacket was painted by N. C. Wyeth. In 1916 he drew the story illustrations as well as the dust-jacket cover for The Beasts of Tarzan. This was the first of many painted covers for Tarzan books, for which the artist is most renowned.In 1917 he began to teach Painting and Illustration classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. He continued to teach for the rest of his life.In 1917 at the age of forty-six he was too old to serve in The Great War. He produced several patriotic posters for recruitment and Liberty Bonds to support the war effort. In the 1940s and the 1950s he worked for Amazing Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Fate, Other Worlds, and Mystic Magazine. In the 1950s he taught Life Class and Illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. J. Allen St. John died at age eighty-four in Chicago on May 23, 1957.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI The Hun His Mark, Blot It Out, Allen St. John

Lot 120: WWI The Hun His Mark, Blot It Out, Allen St. John

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Description: Artist: James Allen St. JohnArtist Dates: 1872-1957Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1919Description: This is the first poster to call the Germans Huns. The bloody hand print identifies their cruelty. The image reflects a growing anti-German sentiment in the U.S, and was one of a number of posters equating the Hun with limitless bloodshed. St. John became well known as an artist for his later illustrations in pulp magazines, especially those with a fantasy and mystical theme. He is known as the â€aeGodfather” for modern fantasy art and his most popular illustrations are those for the works of â€aeTarzan” creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 28" L x 42" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has minor losses along upper edges (maximum 0.8" in L). Poster has some tape marks on upper border (2.5" L max, repaired). No visible fold marks. Poster has been kept out of sunlight, thus preserving original colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: James Allen St. John was born October 1, 1872 in Chicago. His friends called him "Jim St. John." His father, Dr. Jospehus Allen St. John, was born 1831 in East Hubbarston, Vermont. His first published illustrations were for The New York Herald in 1898, where he continued to work for several years. This exposure led to illustrating several novels. He began to work as a commercial artist for publishers in the Chicago mid-western region. He illustrated books, newspapers and magazines. In 1904 he illustrated The Face in the Pool for A. C. McClurg Company of Chicago, which led to his important association with this publisher. In 1915 he illustrated chapter headings for The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs for McClurg Publishing. The dust-jacket was painted by N. C. Wyeth. In 1916 he drew the story illustrations as well as the dust-jacket cover for The Beasts of Tarzan. This was the first of many painted covers for Tarzan books, for which the artist is most renowned.In 1917 he began to teach Painting and Illustration classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. He continued to teach for the rest of his life.In 1917 at the age of forty-six he was too old to serve in The Great War. He produced several patriotic posters for recruitment and Liberty Bonds to support the war effort. In the 1940s and the 1950s he worked for Amazing Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Fate, Other Worlds, and Mystic Magazine. In the 1950s he taught Life Class and Illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. J. Allen St. John died at age eighty-four in Chicago on May 23, 1957.

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WWI The Hun His Mark, Blot It Out, Allen St. John

Lot 121: WWI The Hun His Mark, Blot It Out, Allen St. John

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Description: Artist: James Allen St. JohnArtist Dates: 1872-1957Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1919Description: This is the first poster to call the Germans Huns. The bloody hand print identifies their cruelty. The image reflects a growing anti-German sentiment in the U.S, and was one of a number of posters equating the Hun with limitless bloodshed. St. John became well known as an artist for his later illustrations in pulp magazines, especially those with a fantasy and mystical theme. He is known as the â€aeGodfather” for modern fantasy art and his most popular illustrations are those for the works of â€aeTarzan” creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 28" L x 42" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has minor tape marks maximum 2" in L. Poster has no visible fold lines and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the original colors. Recently linen backed.Artist Biography: James Allen St. John was born October 1, 1872 in Chicago. His friends called him "Jim St. John." His father, Dr. Jospehus Allen St. John, was born 1831 in East Hubbarston, Vermont. His first published illustrations were for The New York Herald in 1898, where he continued to work for several years. This exposure led to illustrating several novels. He began to work as a commercial artist for publishers in the Chicago mid-western region. He illustrated books, newspapers and magazines. In 1904 he illustrated The Face in the Pool for A. C. McClurg Company of Chicago, which led to his important association with this publisher. In 1915 he illustrated chapter headings for The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs for McClurg Publishing. The dust-jacket was painted by N. C. Wyeth. In 1916 he drew the story illustrations as well as the dust-jacket cover for The Beasts of Tarzan. This was the first of many painted covers for Tarzan books, for which the artist is most renowned.In 1917 he began to teach Painting and Illustration classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. He continued to teach for the rest of his life.In 1917 at the age of forty-six he was too old to serve in The Great War. He produced several patriotic posters for recruitment and Liberty Bonds to support the war effort. In the 1940s and the 1950s he worked for Amazing Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Fate, Other Worlds, and Mystic Magazine.In the 1950s he taught Life Class and Illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.J. Allen St. John died at age eighty-four in Chicago on May 23, 1957.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Lend The Way They Fight Buy Liberty Bonds

Lot 122: WWI Lend The Way They Fight Buy Liberty Bonds

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Description: Artist: AnonynousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1918Description: WWI Poster states "Lend the Way they Fight, Buy Liberty Bonds to your Utmost." This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 28"L x 42" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has no visible fold marks. Poster has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the original colors. minor losses on bottom let corner (0.1" x 0.2" in L) with two tape marks on bottom right edge. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

Lot 123: WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

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Description: Artist: Henry Patrick RaleighArtist Dates: 1880-1944Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1918Description: This First Liberty Loan poster shows a terrified young mother clutching her two young children as she points toward the sky. A wash bowl and pitcher rest along the right side of this image. Raleigh was born into poverty and died destitute, but in between he lived in opulence painting mostly for the rich and powerful. He also drew illustrations and covers for the Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 30" W x 40" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has no visible fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed. Losses on upper right side (.2" L) on border. Lower right side border loss (.2" x .1" in L)Minor tears 3" (repaired) L bottom left side.Artist Biography: Born into a broken and destitute family, Raleigh began working at age 9 to support his mother and sisters. By the age of 12, he quit school altogether and found work on the docks of San Francisco, processing shipments of coffee beans from South America. Here, rough sailors and roustabouts filled his head with colorful and bawdy stories of life in far off places. At age 17, his knack for drawing landed him a job as a newspaper artist for the San Francisco Bulletin where he was assigned to some of the most seamy and gruesome aspects of the city, including executions, fires and fatal accidents. He later recalled learning a lot about human anatomy at the morgue sketching "promising looking corpses."Raleigh's work soon attracted the attention of art directors and publishers who offered him better assignments. He moved to New York where he gradually progressed from newspapers to top magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Colliers and Saturday Evening Post. Surprisingly, his trademark became his pictures of glittering parties and fashionable society life. He was sought after by some of the greatest writers of his day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote a fan letter saying, "Honestly, I think they're the best illustrations I've ever seen!"Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

Lot 124: WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

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Description: Artist: Henry Patrick RaleighArtist Dates: 1880-1944Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1918Description: This First Liberty Loan poster shows a terrified young mother clutching her two young children as she points toward the sky. A wash bowl and pitcher rest along the right side of this image. Raleigh was born into poverty and died destitute, but in between he lived in opulence painting mostly for the rich and powerful. He also drew illustrations and covers for the Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 30" W x 40" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has tear on bottom border (2" L, repaired). Tear on upper left border (1.4"L, repaired). Poster has no visible fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Born into a broken and destitute family, Raleigh began working at age 9 to support his mother and sisters. By the age of 12, he quit school altogether and found work on the docks of San Francisco, processing shipments of coffee beans from South America. Here, rough sailors and roustabouts filled his head with colorful and bawdy stories of life in far off places. At age 17, his knack for drawing landed him a job as a newspaper artist for the San Francisco Bulletin where he was assigned to some of the most seamy and gruesome aspects of the city, including executions, fires and fatal accidents. He later recalled learning a lot about human anatomy at the morgue sketching "promising looking corpses."Raleigh's work soon attracted the attention of art directors and publishers who offered him better assignments. He moved to New York where he gradually progressed from newspapers to top magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Colliers and Saturday Evening Post. Surprisingly, his trademark became his pictures of glittering parties and fashionable society life. He was sought after by some of the greatest writers of his day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote a fan letter saying, "Honestly, I think they're the best illustrations I've ever seen!"Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

Lot 125: WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

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Description: Artist: Henry Patrick RaleighArtist Dates: 1880-1944Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1918Description: This First Liberty Loan poster shows a young mother clutching her two young children as she points toward the sky. A wash bowl and pitcher rest along the right side of this image. Raleigh was born into poverty and died destitute, but in between he lived in opulence painting mostly for the rich and powerful. He also drew illustrations and covers for the Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 30" W x 40" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has tear on bottom border (5"L and 1.5"L, both repaired) Upper left border has tear (2" L, on bottom border, repaired with pinholes) and loss (.5" x .3" in L). Poster has no visible fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving original colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Born into a broken and destitute family, Raleigh began working at age 9 to support his mother and sisters. By the age of 12, he quit school altogether and found work on the docks of San Francisco, processing shipments of coffee beans from South America. Here, rough sailors and roustabouts filled his head with colorful and bawdy stories of life in far off places. At age 17, his knack for drawing landed him a job as a newspaper artist for the San Francisco Bulletin where he was assigned to some of the most seamy and gruesome aspects of the city, including executions, fires and fatal accidents. He later recalled learning a lot about human anatomy at the morgue sketching "promising looking corpses."Raleigh's work soon attracted the attention of art directors and publishers who offered him better assignments. He moved to New York where he gradually progressed from newspapers to top magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Colliers and Saturday Evening Post. Surprisingly, his trademark became his pictures of glittering parties and fashionable society life. He was sought after by some of the greatest writers of his day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote a fan letter saying, "Honestly, I think they're the best illustrations I've ever seen!"Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

Lot 126: WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

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Description: Artist: Henry Patrick RaleighArtist Dates: 1880-1944Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1918Description: This First Liberty Loan poster shows a young mother clutching her two young children as she points toward the sky. A wash bowl and pitcher rest along the right side of this image. Raleigh was born into poverty and died destitute, but in between he lived in opulence painting mostly for the rich and powerful. He also drew illustrations and covers for the Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve.Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 30" W x 40" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Left side of poster (5"L). Bottom left corner has repair 3"L. White drops of paint? towards center of poster. (.05" x .1" in L) Upper border has tear repair (2" in L). Poster has no visible fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the original colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Born into a broken and destitute family, Raleigh began working at age 9 to support his mother and sisters. By the age of 12, he quit school altogether and found work on the docks of San Francisco, processing shipments of coffee beans from South America. Here, rough sailors and roustabouts filled his head with colorful and bawdy stories of life in far off places. At age 17, his knack for drawing landed him a job as a newspaper artist for the San Francisco Bulletin where he was assigned to some of the most seamy and gruesome aspects of the city, including executions, fires and fatal accidents. He later recalled learning a lot about human anatomy at the morgue sketching "promising looking corpses."Raleigh's work soon attracted the attention of art directors and publishers who offered him better assignments. He moved to New York where he gradually progressed from newspapers to top magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Colliers and Saturday Evening Post. Surprisingly, his trademark became his pictures of glittering parties and fashionable society life. He was sought after by some of the greatest writers of his day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote a fan letter saying, "Honestly, I think they're the best illustrations I've ever seen!"Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

Lot 127: WWI Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain

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Description: Artist: Henry Patrick RaleighArtist Dates: 1880-1944Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1918Description: This First Liberty Loan poster shows a young mother clutching her two young children as she points toward the sky. A wash bowl and pitcher rest along the right side of this image. Raleigh was born into poverty and died destitute, but in between he lived in opulence painting mostly for the rich and powerful. He also drew illustrations and covers for the Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 30" W x 40" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold mark on right side. Upper left border has minor losses (.7", .5"L, .2"L) Bottom left corner has tear (2.25"L, repaired).Artist Biography: Born into a broken and destitute family, Raleigh began working at age 9 to support his mother and sisters. By the age of 12, he quit school altogether and found work on the docks of San Francisco, processing shipments of coffee beans from South America. Here, rough sailors and roustabouts filled his head with colorful and bawdy stories of life in far off places. At age 17, his knack for drawing landed him a job as a newspaper artist for the San Francisco Bulletin where he was assigned to some of the most seamy and gruesome aspects of the city, including executions, fires and fatal accidents. He later recalled learning a lot about human anatomy at the morgue sketching "promising looking corpses."Raleigh's work soon attracted the attention of art directors and publishers who offered him better assignments. He moved to New York where he gradually progressed from newspapers to top magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Colliers and Saturday Evening Post. Surprisingly, his trademark became his pictures of glittering parties and fashionable society life. He was sought after by some of the greatest writers of his day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote a fan letter saying, "Honestly, I think they're the best illustrations I've ever seen!"Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Lend The Way They Fight, Buy Liberty Bonds

Lot 128: WWI Lend The Way They Fight, Buy Liberty Bonds

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Description: Artist: AnonynousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1918Description: WWI Poster states "Lend the Way they Fight, Buy Liberty Bonds to your Utmost." This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 28"L x 42" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Minor tape mark on right side (1"L and top 1"L.) Lower side of poster has tape mark (10"L). Minor pinholes on upper left edge. Minor loss on bottom left edge (.2" x .1") and wrinkling, tear (upper left side - repair 5"L) Poster has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the original colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Lend The Way They Fight, Buy Liberty Bonds

Lot 129: WWI Lend The Way They Fight, Buy Liberty Bonds

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Description: Artist: AnonynousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1918Description: WWI Poster states "Lend the Way they Fight, Buy Liberty Bonds to your Utmost." This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 28"L x 42" HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has no visible fold marks. Minor tape mark on right side 1"L and top 1"L. Bottom left corner has minor loss (.2" x .2") Poster has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the original colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda. N/A

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WWI Boost! Boy Scout Week, Norman Rockwell

Lot 130: WWI Boost! Boy Scout Week, Norman Rockwell

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Description: Artist: Norman RockwellArtist Dates: 1894-1978Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1925Description: One day in the fall of 1912, a talented 18-year-old art student named Norman Rockwell walked into the offices of Boy’s Life looking for work. When he left, he had his first commission to do a magazine illustration and had begun a relationship with the Boy Scouts of America that would last for more than 60 years. Rockwell became the visual spokesman for Scouting, bringing its spirit and ideals to life through hundreds of now-classic paintings. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Tears on upper border (1"L, repaired). Tear towards bottom center (3"L, repaired). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: In 1925, the Norman Rockwell Boy Scouts calendar began. Brown & Bigelow, the country's largest calendar producer, printed an annual Boy Scout calendar. For 52 years, each featured a Norman Rockwell Boy Scouts painting. The Boy Scout calendar was America's most popular calendar for many years.Until 1929, Rockwell did the paintings at no charge to the Boy Scouts. After 1929, Brown & Bigelow paid Rockwell for the painting. After the calendar was published, Boy Scouts of America was given all reproduction rights for the painting.Some of Scouting's most moving and memorable pictures were painted by Norman Rockwell for the Boy Scouts.Born in New York City in 1894, Norman Rockwell always wanted to be an artist. At age 14, Rockwell enrolled in art classes at The New York School of Art (formerly The Chase School of Art). Two years later, in 1910, he left high school to study art at The National Academy of Design. He soon transferred to The Art Students League, where he studied with Thomas Fogarty and George Bridgman. Fogarty’s instruction in illustration prepared Rockwell for his first commercial commissions. From Bridgman, Rockwell learned the technical skills on which he relied throughout his long career.Rockwell found success early. He painted his first commission of four Christmas cards before his sixteenth birthday. While still in his teens, he was hired as art director of Boys’ Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, and began a successful freelance career illustrating a variety of young people’s publications.At age 21, Rockwell’s family moved to New Rochelle, New York, a community whose residents included such famous illustrators as J.C. and Frank Leyendecker and Howard Chandler Christy. There, Rockwell set up a studio with the cartoonist Clyde Forsythe and produced work for such magazines as Life, Literary Digest, and Country Gentleman. In 1916, the 22-year-old Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, the magazine considered by Rockwell to be the â€aegreatest show window in America.” Over the next 47 years, another 321 Rockwell covers would appear on the cover of the Post. Also in 1916, Rockwell married Irene O’Connor; they divorced in 1930. The 1930s and 1940s are generally considered to be the most fruitful decades of Rockwell’s career. In 1930 he married Mary Barstow, a schoolteacher, and the couple had three sons, Jarvis, Thomas, and Peter. The family moved to Arlington, Vermont, in 1939, and Rockwell’s work began to reflect small-town American life.In 1943, inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s address to Congress, Rockwell painted the Four Freedoms paintings. They were reproduced in four consecutive issues of The Saturday Evening Post with essays by contemporary writers. Rockwell’s interpretations of Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear proved to be enormously popular. The works toured the United States in an exhibition that was jointly sponsored by the Post and the U.S. Treasury Department and, through the sale of war bonds, raised more than $130 million for the war effort.Although the Four Freedoms series was a great success, 1943 also brought Rockwell an enormous loss. A fire destroyed his Arlington studio as well as numerous paintings and his collection of historical costumes and props.In 1953, the Rockwell family moved from Arlington, Vermont, to Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Six years later, Mary Barstow Rockwell died unexpectedly. In collaboration with his son Thomas, Rockwell published his autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator, in 1960. The Saturday Evening Post carried excerpts from the best-selling book in eight consecutive issues, with Rockwell’s Triple Self-Portrait on the cover of the first.In 1961, Rockwell married Molly Punderson, a retired teacher. Two years later, he ended his 47-year association with The Saturday Evening Post and began to work for Look magazine. During his 10-year association with Look, Rockwell painted pictures illustrating some of his deepest concerns and interests, including civil rights, America’s war on poverty, and the exploration of space.In 1973, Rockwell established a trust to preserve his artistic legacy by placing his works in the custodianship of the Old Corner House Stockbridge Historical Society, later to become Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge. The trust now forms the core of the Museum’s permanent collections. In 1976, in failing health, Rockwell became concerned about the future of his studio. He arranged to have his studio and its contents added to the trust. In 1977, Rockwell received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.In 2008, Rockwell was named the official state artist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, thanks to a dedicated effort from students in Berkshire County, where Rockwell lived for the last 25 years of his life.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Boost! Boy Scout Week, Norman Rockwell

Lot 131: WWI Boost! Boy Scout Week, Norman Rockwell

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Description: Artist: Norman RockwellArtist Dates: 1894-1978Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1925Description: One day in the fall of 1912, a talented 18-year-old art student named Norman Rockwell walked into the offices of Boy’s Life looking for work. When he left, he had his first commission to do a magazine illustration and had begun a relationship with the Boy Scouts of America that would last for more than 60 years. Rockwell became the visual spokesman for Scouting, bringing its spirit and ideals to life through hundreds of now-classic paintings. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Wear around border. Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed.Artist Biography: In 1925, the Norman Rockwell Boy Scouts calendar began. Brown & Bigelow, the country's largest calendar producer, printed an annual Boy Scout calendar. For 52 years, each featured a Norman Rockwell Boy Scouts painting. The Boy Scout calendar was America's most popular calendar for many years.Until 1929, Rockwell did the paintings at no charge to the Boy Scouts. After 1929, Brown & Bigelow paid Rockwell for the painting. After the calendar was published, Boy Scouts of America was given all reproduction rights for the painting.Some of Scouting's most moving and memorable pictures were painted by Norman Rockwell for the Boy ScoutsBorn in New York City in 1894, Norman Rockwell always wanted to be an artist. At age 14, Rockwell enrolled in art classes at The New York School of Art (formerly The Chase School of Art). Two years later, in 1910, he left high school to study art at The National Academy of Design. He soon transferred to The Art Students League, where he studied with Thomas Fogarty and George Bridgman. Fogarty’s instruction in illustration prepared Rockwell for his first commercial commissions. From Bridgman, Rockwell learned the technical skills on which he relied throughout his long career.Rockwell found success early. He painted his first commission of four Christmas cards before his sixteenth birthday. While still in his teens, he was hired as art director of Boys’ Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, and began a successful freelance career illustrating a variety of young people’s publications.At age 21, Rockwell’s family moved to New Rochelle, New York, a community whose residents included such famous illustrators as J.C. and Frank Leyendecker and Howard Chandler Christy. There, Rockwell set up a studio with the cartoonist Clyde Forsythe and produced work for such magazines as Life, Literary Digest, and Country Gentleman. In 1916, the 22-year-old Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, the magazine considered by Rockwell to be the â€aegreatest show window in America.” Over the next 47 years, another 321 Rockwell covers would appear on the cover of the Post. Also in 1916, Rockwell married Irene O’Connor; they divorced in 1930. The 1930s and 1940s are generally considered to be the most fruitful decades of Rockwell’s career. In 1930 he married Mary Barstow, a schoolteacher, and the couple had three sons, Jarvis, Thomas, and Peter. The family moved to Arlington, Vermont, in 1939, and Rockwell’s work began to reflect small-town American life.In 1943, inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s address to Congress, Rockwell painted the Four Freedoms paintings. They were reproduced in four consecutive issues of The Saturday Evening Post with essays by contemporary writers. Rockwell’s interpretations of Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear proved to be enormously popular. The works toured the United States in an exhibition that was jointly sponsored by the Post and the U.S. Treasury Department and, through the sale of war bonds, raised more than $130 million for the war effort.Although the Four Freedoms series was a great success, 1943 also brought Rockwell an enormous loss. A fire destroyed his Arlington studio as well as numerous paintings and his collection of historical costumes and props.In 1953, the Rockwell family moved from Arlington, Vermont, to Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Six years later, Mary Barstow Rockwell died unexpectedly. In collaboration with his son Thomas, Rockwell published his autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator, in 1960. The Saturday Evening Post carried excerpts from the best-selling book in eight consecutive issues, with Rockwell’s Triple Self-Portrait on the cover of the first.In 1961, Rockwell married Molly Punderson, a retired teacher. Two years later, he ended his 47-year association with The Saturday Evening Post and began to work for Look magazine. During his 10-year association with Look, Rockwell painted pictures illustrating some of his deepest concerns and interests, including civil rights, America’s war on poverty, and the exploration of space.In 1973, Rockwell established a trust to preserve his artistic legacy by placing his works in the custodianship of the Old Corner House Stockbridge Historical Society, later to become Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge. The trust now forms the core of the Museum’s permanent collections. In 1976, in failing health, Rockwell became concerned about the future of his studio. He arranged to have his studio and its contents added to the trust. In 1977, Rockwell received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.In 2008, Rockwell was named the official state artist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, thanks to a dedicated effort from students in Berkshire County, where Rockwell lived for the last 25 years of his life.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI See Him Through, Help Us to Help the Boys

Lot 132: WWI See Him Through, Help Us to Help the Boys

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Description: Artist: Burton RiceSigned Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1919Description: This World War One poster is unique because it is for a fund raising campaign for the week of November 11, 1918, the day the Germans signing the Armistice document. Nevertheless the message was relevant because soldiers were still oversees and needed help to see them through until their return. The sponsor of the poster was the Knights of Columbus United War Work Campaign. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Tape marks around border (1"L). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with linen.Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Hun or Home, Buy More Liberty Bonds, 1917

Lot 133: WWI Hun or Home, Buy More Liberty Bonds, 1917

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Description: Artist: Henry Patrick RaleighArtist Dates: 1880-1944Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1917Description: Shortly after the USA entered the First World War in 1917, tales of (largely unfounded) atrocities, such as rape, child murder and mutilation and abuse of soldiers’ bodies, were behind many of the images for these powerful posters. In this one, the German soldier, identifiable by his spiked helmet, looms up like an ape toward a female figure. The imminence of horror is intensified by the fact that she is clutching a baby and seems, by her pigtail and short skirt, to be merely a girl herself.This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 30"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Tear on bottom right corner. Recently linen backed.Artist Biography: Henry Patrick Raleigh was born in Portland, Oregon in 1880. Henry dropped out of school when he was 12, to help support his family. At first he sold newspapers, then he got a job with coffee-importing firm. He worked at the San Francisco docks alongside sailors from around the world. His young imagination pictured the distant ports as the sailors filled his ears with amazing tales. He was anxious to transfer these vivid images on to paper. He started to sketch and found pleasure sharing his drawings. He was able to impress the dock workers as well as his boss, Colonel Clarence Bickford. Bickford took a liking to this bright child and offered to pay Raleigh’s tuition to attend the renowned San Francisco art school, the Hopkins Academy. From the beginning of his art education, he outpaced the other students.In three short years he graduated from Hopkins and got a job with the San Francisco Bulletin newspaper. As an â€aeon the scene” newspaper artist, he saw life in its most extreme and emotionally charged aspects. Raleigh honed his skills as a sketch artist. His abilities grew and at the age of nineteen he was among the highest paid newspaper artists in San Francisco. William Randolph Hearst discovered Henry and asked him to relocate to New York City to work for the Journal. Nine months later, The World offered him a position, with an exceptional salary increase, to focus on illustrating Special Features. This new position required him to work only three days a week. He covered all of the society events to sketch the well-dressed men and beautiful women of New York society. Working a short week gave him the opportunity and the time he needed to expand his career into magazine illustration.Early assignments came from Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazar, Collier’s, and Saturday Evening Post. Henry had just turned thirty and he was making more money than he could have imagined. He traveled to Europe at least once a year because he found that traveling to exotic locations was the one thing that would balance his life. Travel was the revitalization tonic that stoked the fire of passion for illustration. WWI was in its third year and Raleigh’s â€aeHunger Poster” was selected by the government for a distribution of 5 million copies. He subsequently illustrated four additional abstract and emotionally charged war posters. In 1914 Raleigh was chosen by Collier’s to provide illustrations for a five-part serialized story by the most popular author of the period, H. G. Wells. The â€aeBealby” story was immensely important for Collier’s and overnight made Raleigh one of the most sought after illustrators in America.The 1920’s was age of optimism. The magazines of the period grew in readership and profitability and so did the artists. Raleigh worked at a feverish pace. By his twenty-fifth year as a commercial artist he had published over 20,000 illustrations. During the depression and for three decades his average income was well over $100,000 per year. He has often been referred to as the most prolific commercial artist of the period. In a 1925 article rebounded Art Critic, Evert Shinn proclaimed him â€aeAmerica’s greatest illustrator”. He was praised in articles in International Studio, Harper’s and Vanity Fair, periodicals not usually impressed with the art of illustration. He was the star of the famous Westport, Conn, art colony. He had a reputation for generosity and supported three families. For almost thirty years, most issue of the Saturday Evening Post featured the drawings of Henry Raleigh. In all he was called upon to illustrate over five hundred Post stories for such revered authors as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Agatha Christie, Stephen Vincent Benet, William Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis, and Somerset Maugham.

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WWI Clear The Way, Buy Bonds,4th Loan, Christy

Lot 134: WWI Clear The Way, Buy Bonds,4th Loan, Christy

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Description: Artist: Howard Chandler ChristyArtist Dates: 1873-1952Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1917Description: The All American â€aeChristy Girl” floats above the soldiers preparing a gun on a naval ship. This is one of Christy’s most popular and sought after original posters. Christy began as a war artist following Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba. Preferring the depiction of pretty girls over men at war, his â€aeChristy Girl” took her place in the mind of America and countless calendars, magazine covers, book illustrations and collectibles. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Loss on lower border (0.2"L x 0.2"W). Loss on upper border (0.1"x 0.1"). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: was an American artist and illustrator famous for the "Christy Girl", similar to a "Gibson Girl".He was born in Morgan County and attended early school in Duncan Falls, Ohio. He then studied in New York at the National Academy and the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase.

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WWI Remember Belgium, 4th Liberty Loan, Young

Lot 135: WWI Remember Belgium, 4th Liberty Loan, Young

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Description: Artist: Ellsworth YoungArtist Dates: 1866-1952Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: c. 1915-19Description: After Germany invaded Belgium in 1914, the German soldier was often depicted as a savage â€aeHun,” an offensive term harking back to the nomadic tribe that had terrorized Europe under their barbaric leader, Attila, in the fifth century A.D. Ellsworth Young’s illustration portrays an evil German soldier as a Hun, leading an innocent Belgian girl off. The dark shadowed figures contrast sharply with the mottled green background and fire. Young was a noted magazine and book editor and was most known for his painting of landscapes. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Ellsworth Young (1866 Albia, Iowa â€" 1952 Evanston, Illinois) was an American magazine and book illustrator, and a noted painter of landscapes. He worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Collection of the Illinois State Museum, and was employed by the Denver Times and The Chicago Tribune as an editorial illustrator. Ellsworth Young studied at The Art Institute of Chicago with Oliver Dennett Grover and John Vanderpoel. Young, an Illinois artist, was a member of the Chicago Painters and Sculptors and the Oak Park River Forest Art League. He painted several posters for the war effort of World War I, his best-known probably being "Remember Belgium". The Allied Nations made use of images of supposed German atrocities to bolster their propaganda machine.In 2010 Western Illinois University began looking at stored works of art to refurbish, and discovered a rolled-up painting which held â€aetremendous historical significance.” It was a painting by Young of a river landscape in autumn, and had been commissioned in 1934 to hang in Monroe Hall (later known as Grote Hall) and remaining there for some 60 years until the Hall was demolished in 1991. The painting was sent to the Chicago Conservation Center to be restored.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Remember Belgium, 4th Liberty Loan, Young

Lot 136: WWI Remember Belgium, 4th Liberty Loan, Young

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Description: Artist: Ellsworth YoungArtist Dates: 1866-1952Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: c. 1915-19Description: After Germany invaded Belgium in 1914, the German soldier was often depicted as a savage â€aeHun,” an offensive term harking back to the nomadic tribe that had terrorized Europe under their barbaric leader, Attila, in the fifth century A.D. Ellsworth Young’s illustration portrays an evil German soldier as a Hun, leading an innocent Belgian girl off. The dark shadowed figures contrast sharply with the mottled green background and fire. Young was a noted magazine and book editor and was most known for his painting of landscapes. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Tape marks on bottom border 1"L. Repairs on upper border (cover tears, 2" to 3"L). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Ellsworth Young (1866 Albia, Iowa â€" 1952 Evanston, Illinois) was an American magazine and book illustrator, and a noted painter of landscapes. He worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Collection of the Illinois State Museum, and was employed by the Denver Times and The Chicago Tribune as an editorial illustrator. Ellsworth Young studied at The Art Institute of Chicago with Oliver Dennett Grover and John Vanderpoel. Young, an Illinois artist, was a member of the Chicago Painters and Sculptors and the Oak Park River Forest Art League. He painted several posters for the war effort of World War I, his best-known probably being "Remember Belgium". The Allied Nations made use of images of supposed German atrocities to bolster their propaganda machine.In 2010 Western Illinois University began looking at stored works of art to refurbish, and discovered a rolled-up painting which held â€aetremendous historical significance.” It was a painting by Young of a river landscape in autumn, and had been commissioned in 1934 to hang in Monroe Hall (later known as Grote Hall) and remaining there for some 60 years until the Hall was demolished in 1991. The painting was sent to the Chicago Conservation Center to be restored.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Over The Top For You, Buy Liberty Loans

Lot 137: WWI Over The Top For You, Buy Liberty Loans

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Description: Artist: Sidney Harry RiesenbergArtist Dates: 1885-1962Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1918Description: In this poster, asking Americans to buy bonds for the Third Liberty Loan, we see a youthful soldier largely surrounded by a U.S. flag. He is advancing toward the viewer and his open mouth suggests that he is vocally enlisting the support of anyone who will see him. Riesenberg achieved success as an artist for pulp novels and later as a painter of landscapes. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 30"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Loss on upper right border (2"L x 0.5"W). Loss on upper left corner (1"L) with pinholes and small tears. Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Sidney Harry Riesenberg was born December 12, 1885 in Chicago, IL. His father, Wilhelm Henrich Riesenberg, had immigrated from Germany in 1880, and worked for The Chicago Daily News. His mother, Emily Schorb, was from Wisconsin and also wrote a cooking column for several Chicago newspapers. They raised two sons and two daugthers. The older son, Felix Riesenberg, became a world famous explorer, sea captain and author of sea stories. He was the navigator of the airship America in the first attempt to reach the North Pole by dirigible in 1907.Sidney studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. His family moved to Yonkers New York in 1905. Sidney worked at the Hudson River Museum of Art in Yonkers. He taught art classes at the Westchester Arts Association, where he met the artist John Newton Howitt, who lived in nearby White Plains, NY.In 1912, Riesenberg's first illustrations were published in People's Home Journal and he was soon doing interiors for The Saturday Evening Post, as well as covers for Harper's Weekly and Boy's Life. In 1914 he did a cover for The Popular Magazine.During WWI he designed posters for the Marine Corps and the Liberty Loan campaign.Sidney Riesenberg painted pulp covers for Sea Stories, High Seas Adventures, Pirate Stories, Submarine Stories, War Birds, Sky Riders, War Novels, Action Stories, Danger Trail, All Adventure, Short Stories, Complete Detective, West, Western Romances, Complete Western Book, Western Novels & Short Stories, Western Story, and Frontier Stories.He never married. He lived with his older sister Elsa. After their younger sister, Edith Atheling, died of Leukemia in 1944, they raised her daughter, Anne Atheling.After WWII the Riesenbergs moved to 25 Amherst Drive, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, where the artist pursued his enthusiasm for painting landscapes. He also painted a few commissioned portraits. He was an art instructor at the Westchester Workshop in White Plains, NY.In his retirement years he and his sister moved in with their neice's family on a farm in Cambridge, MA. Sidney Riesenberg died at age 86 on October 1, 1971.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Boy Scouts, Third Liberty Loan, Leyendecker

Lot 138: WWI Boy Scouts, Third Liberty Loan, Leyendecker

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Description: Artist: Joseph LeyendeckerArtist Dates: 1875-1951Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1918Description: rare WWI propaganda poster showcases a boy scout bending at the sword as if being knighted by Lady Liberty. Lady Liberty holds the shield while the scout wields the sword inscribed with the Boy Scouts of America motto â€aeBe Prepared.” The boy scouts, both in America & Britain, were the first group to paste up WWI Posters at thousands of public locations. Leyendecker’s illustrations graced 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post and he is sometimes credited with inventing the whole idea of modern magazine design. Additionally, Leyendecker was also was responsible for some of the technical advances made in lithographic printing. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Losses around border. (0.1" x 0.1"). Tear running down from upper to left side of face (4"L, repaired). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Joseph Christian Leyendecker (March 23, 1874 â€" July 25, 1951) was one of the pre-eminent American illustrators of the early 20th century. He is best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations, the trade character known as The Arrow Collar Man, and his numerous covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Between 1896 and 1950, Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers. During the Golden Age of American Illustration, for The Saturday Evening Post alone, J. C. Leyendecker produced 322 covers, as well as many advertisement illustrations for its interior pages. No other artist, until the arrival of Norman Rockwell two decades later, was so solidly identified with one publication. Leyendecker "virtually invented the whole idea of modern magazine design."Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Boy Scouts, Third Liberty Loan, Leyendecker

Lot 139: WWI Boy Scouts, Third Liberty Loan, Leyendecker

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Description: Artist: Joseph LeyendeckerArtist Dates: 1875-1951Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: 1918Description: rare WWI propaganda poster showcases a boy scout bending at the sword as if being knighted by Lady Liberty. Lady Liberty holds the shield while the scout wields the sword inscribed with the Boy Scouts of America motto â€aeBe Prepared.” The boy scouts, both in America & Britain, were the first group to paste up WWI Posters at thousands of public locations. Leyendecker’s illustrations graced 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post and he is sometimes credited with inventing the whole idea of modern magazine design. Additionally, Leyendecker was also was responsible for some of the technical advances made in lithographic printing. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Tear running through upper face (4"L) and losses along border (0.1"L to 0.2"L). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: Joseph Christian Leyendecker (March 23, 1874 â€" July 25, 1951) was one of the pre-eminent American illustrators of the early 20th century. He is best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations, the trade character known as The Arrow Collar Man, and his numerous covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Between 1896 and 1950, Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers. During the Golden Age of American Illustration, for The Saturday Evening Post alone, J. C. Leyendecker produced 322 covers, as well as many advertisement illustrations for its interior pages. No other artist, until the arrival of Norman Rockwell two decades later, was so solidly identified with one publication. Leyendecker "virtually invented the whole idea of modern magazine design."Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

Lot 140: WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

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Description: Artist: AnonymousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1918Description: This poster contains a small photograph of President Woodrow Wilson, from whom the text on the poster is attributed. The text was from a President Wilson speech that inspired patriotism and war cooperation. It is rimmed by a stars and stripes frame. The poster was published by the New York American newspaper. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 22"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

Lot 141: WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

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Description: Artist: AnonymousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1918Description: This poster contains a small photograph of President Woodrow Wilson, from whom the text on the poster is attributed. The text was from a President Wilson speech that inspired patriotism and war cooperation. It is rimmed by a stars and stripes frame. The poster was published by the New York American newspaper. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 22"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

Lot 142: WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

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Description: Artist: AnonymousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1918Description: This poster contains a small photograph of President Woodrow Wilson, from whom the text on the poster is attributed. The text was from a President Wilson speech that inspired patriotism and war cooperation. It is rimmed by a stars and stripes frame. The poster was published by the New York American newspaper. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 22"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Light white colored line on upper left side of poster. Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

Lot 143: WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

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Description: Artist: AnonymousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1918Description: This poster contains a small photograph of President Woodrow Wilson, from whom the text on the poster is attributed. The text was from a President Wilson speech that inspired patriotism and war cooperation. It is rimmed by a stars and stripes frame. The poster was published by the New York American newspaper. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 22"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

Lot 144: WWI President Wilson's Appeal for 4thLiberty Loan

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Description: Artist: AnonymousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1918Description: This poster contains a small photograph of President Woodrow Wilson, from whom the text on the poster is attributed. The text was from a President Wilson speech that inspired patriotism and war cooperation. It is rimmed by a stars and stripes frame. The poster was published by the New York American newspaper. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 22"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI The A.E.F to the President 1918

Lot 145: WWI The A.E.F to the President 1918

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Description: Artist: C. LeRoy BaldridgeArtist Dates: 1889-1977Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: c. 1918Description: "If the folks back home fall short on the billions you need, Mr. President, call on us for the balance. We like our pay - but if we have to we can go without it. Yours for Victory, A.E.F France, Sept. 7, 1918. Top Margin reads: Straight from the Trenches. Originated and produced for the Liberty Loan Committee entirely by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Bottom Margin reads: 4th Liberty Loan Additional margin text includes: F.309. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Tape mark on lower border. No fold marks. Has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: He was an artist, illustrator, author and adventurer. He was born to William Baldridge and Eliza Burgdorf Baldridge, in Alton, New York in 1889. When very young, his mother left his father and began a nomadic life as a traveling sales person, selling kitchen equipment from town to town. Devoted to this strong and independent woman, Baldridge’s personality absorbed from her a spirit of quite exceptional individualism.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI The A.E.F to the President 1918

Lot 146: WWI The A.E.F to the President 1918

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Description: Artist: C. LeRoy BaldridgeArtist Dates: 1889-1977Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: c. 1918Description: "If the folks back home fall short on the billions you need, Mr. President, call on us for the balance. We like our pay - but if we have to we can go without it. Yours for Victory, A.E.F France, Sept. 7, 1918. Top Margin reads: Straight from the Trenches. Originated and produced for the Liberty Loan Committee entirely by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Bottom Margin reads: 4th Liberty Loan Additional margin text includes: F.309. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Tape mark on lower border (1"L). No fold marks. Has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: He was an artist, illustrator, author and adventurer. He was born to William Baldridge and Eliza Burgdorf Baldridge, in Alton, New York in 1889. When very young, his mother left his father and began a nomadic life as a traveling sales person, selling kitchen equipment from town to town. Devoted to this strong and independent woman, Baldridge’s personality absorbed from her a spirit of quite exceptional individualism. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI The A.E.F to the President 1918

Lot 147: WWI The A.E.F to the President 1918

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Description: Artist: C. LeRoy BaldridgeArtist Dates: 1889-1977Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: c. 1918Description: "If the folks back home fall short on the billions you need, Mr. President, call on us for the balance. We like our pay - but if we have to we can go without it. Yours for Victory, A.E.F France, Sept. 7, 1918. Top Margin reads: Straight from the Trenches. Originated and produced for the Liberty Loan Committee entirely by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Bottom Margin reads: 4th Liberty Loan Additional margin text includes: F.309. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Tape mark on lower border (1"L). No fold marks. Has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: He was an artist, illustrator, author and adventurer. He was born to William Baldridge and Eliza Burgdorf Baldridge, in Alton, New York in 1889. When very young, his mother left his father and began a nomadic life as a traveling sales person, selling kitchen equipment from town to town. Devoted to this strong and independent woman, Baldridge’s personality absorbed from her a spirit of quite exceptional individualism.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI The A.E.F to the President 1918

Lot 148: WWI The A.E.F to the President 1918

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Description: Artist: C. LeRoy BaldridgeArtist Dates: 1889-1977Signed Within Plate: YesDate of Work: c. 1918Description: "If the folks back home fall short on the billions you need, Mr. President, call on us for the balance. We like our pay - but if we have to we can go without it. Yours for Victory, A.E.F France, Sept. 7, 1918. Top Margin reads: Straight from the Trenches. Originated and produced for the Liberty Loan Committee entirely by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Bottom Margin reads: 4th Liberty Loan Additional margin text includes: F.309. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Tape marks on lower border (1"L, maximum) and repairs on upper side. No fold marks. Has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently backed with archival paper (reversible).Artist Biography: He was an artist, illustrator, author and adventurer. He was born to William Baldridge and Eliza Burgdorf Baldridge, in Alton, New York in 1889. When very young, his mother left his father and began a nomadic life as a traveling sales person, selling kitchen equipment from town to town. Devoted to this strong and independent woman, Baldridge’s personality absorbed from her a spirit of quite exceptional individualism.Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Think What You Can Afford to Give, Red Cross

Lot 149: WWI Think What You Can Afford to Give, Red Cross

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Description: Artist: AnonymousArtist Dates: UnknownSigned Within Plate: NoneDate of Work: 1917Description: This poster is pleading with Americans to give double what they can to the Red Cross. Below the iconic symbol, the text reads â€aeA Life May Depend On It, Do You Dare Do Less?” Between 1914 and 1917, the Red Cross grew from 17,000 to over 20 million adult and 11 million Junior Red Cross members. The public contributed $400 million in funds and material to support Red Cross programs during the war and recruited 20,000 registered nurses to serve the military. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has wear and tear along border (repaired). Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed.Artist Biography: N/AMeta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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WWI Daddy Bought Me a Government Bond

Lot 150: WWI Daddy Bought Me a Government Bond

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Description: Artist: Henry Patrick RaleighArtist Dates: 1880-1944Signed Within Plate: AttributedDate of Work: 1918Description: This poster shows a smiling young blonde girl with a red ribbon in her hair, clutching a government bond. Occasionally, posters were directed at children and adults alike, most imploring adults to act to save their children from a horrible future. This poster is unique in that it clearly places the burden of persuasion on other children. The cute little girl pictured on the poster was given the most special gift by her daddy and when other girls saw this poster, they would put pressure on their daddies to get them the same special gift. Raleigh was born into poverty and died destitute, but in between he lived in opulence painting mostly for the rich and powerful. He also drew illlustrations and covers for the Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan. This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores.Size: 20"L x 28"HWeight: Provenance: Dr. David OrzeckCondition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently linen backed.Artist Biography: Born into a broken and destitute family, Raleigh began working at age 9 to support his mother and sisters. By the age of 12, he quit school altogether and found work on the docks of San Francisco, processing shipments of coffee beans from South America. Here, rough sailors and roustabouts filled his head with colorful and bawdy stories of life in far off places. At age 17, his knack for drawing landed him a job as a newspaper artist for the San Francisco Bulletin where he was assigned to some of the most seamy and gruesome aspects of the city, including executions, fires and fatal accidents. He later recalled learning a lot about human anatomy at the morgue sketching "promising looking corpses."Raleigh's work soon attracted the attention of art directors and publishers who offered him better assignments. He moved to New York where he gradually progressed from newspapers to top magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Colliers and Saturday Evening Post. Surprisingly, his trademark became his pictures of glittering parties and fashionable society life. He was sought after by some of the greatest writers of his day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote a fan letter saying, "Honestly, I think they're the best illustrations I've ever seen!"Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

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