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Lots related to AMERICAN%20REVOLUTION%20CLINTON%20GEORGE%20Autograph for sale at auction

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H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937). DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 41x27 inches, 106x70 cm.

Lot 39: H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937). DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 41x27 inches, 106x70 cm.

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Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937) DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 41 3/4x27 3/4 inches, 106x70 1/2 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases, abrasions and minor restoration in margins and image; staining in lower left corner. "One of the most striking American posters issued during the war" (Picture This p. 68), this fantastic World War I recruitment poster distills the horrors of a German invasion of America into a savage, primitive, sexually charged theme. A red-tongued and drooling gorilla, whose helmet reads "Militarism," is clutching a desperate maiden with her dress torn off in one paw and a bloody club, reading 'kultur,' in the other. He is stepping over the sea into America, leaving a burned down and ravaged Europe behind him. "The phallic and bloody cudgel and the beast's power over the half naked girl give urgency to the enlistment call. As the beast steps onto American shores, recruits are invited both to fight militarism and to vie for the eroticized figure of raped Liberty" (Picture This p. 69). Popular folklore has it that this image was the influence for King Kong. Rawls p. 66, Paret 32, Borkan cov. and 16, Beauty and the Beast p. 5, Picture This p. 69.

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HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915. 37x27 inches, 94x68 cm.

Lot 42: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915. 37x27 inches, 94x68 cm.

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915. 37x27 inches, 94x68 1/2 cm. Condition A: minor creases and restoration in image. Matted and framed. An early sexy, taunting, challenging and daring recruitment poster, done two years before the United States entered World War I. The artist plays upon "the confusion of genders [that] provided posters with provocative images like this . . . whose purpose is the seduction of men into service" (Paret p. 64). Rawls p. 249, Paret 89, Theofiles 66, Borkan p. 39, American Style 64.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LEND YOUR MONEY TO YOUR GOVERNMENT / SECOND LIBERTY LOAN OF 1917. 33x45 inches, 85x115 cm. [American Lithographing Co

Lot 50: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LEND YOUR MONEY TO YOUR GOVERNMENT / SECOND LIBERTY LOAN OF 1917. 33x45 inches, 85x115 cm. [American Lithographing Co

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN LEND YOUR MONEY TO YOUR GOVERNMENT / SECOND LIBERTY LOAN OF 1917. 33 3/4x45 1/4 inches, 85 3/4x115 cm. [American Lithographing Co., New York.] Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; trimmed. An exceptional rendering of the Treasury building in Washington D.C., which in 1917 was still surrounded by unpaved roads. Unlike other bond posters, this image makes the clear explanation that the "U.S. Treasury will pay you interest every six months." Rawls attributes this as an attempt to educate the American public, most of whom were innocent in the ways of high finance and to whom "bonds were something quite new" and who would often ask when they had to make interest payments! (Rawls p. 196). Theofiles 130.

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JONAS LIE (1880-1940). ON THE JOB FOR VICTORY. Circa 1918. 39x55 inches, 99x139 cm. W.F. Powers Co. Lith, New York.

Lot 51: JONAS LIE (1880-1940). ON THE JOB FOR VICTORY. Circa 1918. 39x55 inches, 99x139 cm. W.F. Powers Co. Lith, New York.

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: JONAS LIE (1880-1940) ON THE JOB FOR VICTORY. Circa 1918. 39x55 inches, 99x139 3/4 cm. W.F. Powers Co. Lith, New York. Condition B+ / A-: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; minor restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image. With the Emergency Fleet Coorporation rushing to put as many ships into the water as possible at the outset of the war, this image, with its impressive display of technology, might must have struck pride in the hearts of American workingmen. This is the larger of two formats. Rawls pp. 186-187, Theofiles 270, Borkan p. 57, Paret fig. 115, p. 80.

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WILLIAM DODGE STEVENS (1870-1942). TEAMWORK BUILDS SHIPS. Circa 1918. 36x50 inches, 91x127 cm. Forbes, Boston.

Lot 52: WILLIAM DODGE STEVENS (1870-1942). TEAMWORK BUILDS SHIPS. Circa 1918. 36x50 inches, 91x127 cm. Forbes, Boston.

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: WILLIAM DODGE STEVENS (1870-1942) TEAMWORK BUILDS SHIPS. Circa 1918. 36x50 inches, 91 1/2x127 cm. Forbes, Boston. Condition A: minor restoration at edges; soft crease through lower right corner. Emphasizing "concentrated human energy" (Paret p. 80), this poster embodies American industrial power in its rawest form. Issued by the U.S. Shipping Board, the image is a precursor to the industrial photographs of the following decade, in which work by Lewis Hine and Margaret Bourke-White captured the same intensity and power within the factories of America. Rawls p. 76, Paret 114, Theofiles 256, Borkan p. 53.

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JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960). WAKE UP AMERICA DAY. 1917. 41x27 inches, 104x70 cm.

Lot 53: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960). WAKE UP AMERICA DAY. 1917. 41x27 inches, 104x70 cm.

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960) WAKE UP AMERICA DAY. 1917. 41x27 3/4 inches, 104x70 1/2 cm. Condition B+: abrasions in image; repaired tears and overpainting in margins; vertical and horizontal folds. On April 6, 1917, the United States Congress declared war on Germany. Over the next two weeks, the Recruiting Committee of the Mayor's Committee on National Defense organized one of New York's largest public recruiting campaigns in history (a campaign that was also nationwide). The day chosen to "Wake Up America" was April 19, the anniversary of the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord. It was on the night prior to these two historic battles that Paul Revere took to his horse and made his famous ride announcing to American colonists that the British were coming. The event, to be held on the 142nd anniversary of Revere's ride, was a giant parade down 5th Avenue, which attracted over 60,000 spectators. Airplanes, "the Paul Reveres of the skies," dropped appeals for recruits all over the city. Flagg supervised the construction of ten floats for the parade, several of which he actually designed himself. Given the short time between the declaration of war and the massive event, Flagg had to design this poster very quickly, which likely explains why it is composed of fewer colors than his normal lithographic work. The image, evoking a female Paul Revere emerging from the darkness, was not just a graphic flight of fancy. The "Wake Up America Day" celebrations began at midnight with a reenactment of Paul Revere's ride made by a young woman. Jean Earle Mohle, dressed as a Continental soldier, rode south through the streets of Manhattan "summoning the men of America to respond to their country's call" (New York Times, April 19, 1917). This is an image which Flagg, in his "only attempt at modernity" (Meehan 20), captures magnificently. Flagg 69, Modern American 25, Rawls 136, Borkan p. 178.

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JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960). WAKE UP, AMERICA! 1917. 41x28 inches, 105x71 cm. The Hegeman Print, New York.

Lot 54: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960). WAKE UP, AMERICA! 1917. 41x28 inches, 105x71 cm. The Hegeman Print, New York.

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Description: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960) WAKE UP, AMERICA! 1917. 41 1/2x28 inches, 105 1/2x71 cm. The Hegeman Print, New York. Condition B+: repaired tears and overpainting in margins and text; minor creases in margins and image. Framed. America remained removed, both psychologically and physically, from the widening horror of the war in Europe through 1917. Yet, as distant and isolated as America was, the winds of war were not ignored by all. Before the United States officially entered the war, private groups of concerned citizens and businessmen took it upon themselves to begin preparing America for the upcoming conflict. 1915 saw the foundation of the Mayor's Committee on National Defense, a New York Committee of concerned business and lay-people, who, in turn, helped establish similar organizations across the country. Their work was a combination of raising awareness and retooling American industry to handle the needs of a war. Here, in a potent allegory of a country unaware of any danger, Columbia is rendered peacefully sleeping on her front porch. Behind her, the flames and smoke of war can be seen in the distance. This poster epitomizes the "key historic process . . . the New World turnaround from innocent neutrality to innocent all out war" (Rawls p. 9). Printed and distributed in New York City, this poster is substantially rarer than most other World War I images, which were printed in numbers intended for national distribution. Given the care and attention Flagg paid to the design and printing of this image, he clearly had more time to work on it than his other Wake Up America Day poster (see previous lot), indicating that this poster would have been printed in the months following April 1917. Flagg p. 68, Rawls, cover and frontispiece, Theofiles 7.

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JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960). I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY. 1917. 39x29 inches, 101x75 cm. Leslie-Judge Co., New York.

Lot 55: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960). I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY. 1917. 39x29 inches, 101x75 cm. Leslie-Judge Co., New York.

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Description: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960) I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY. 1917. 39 3/4x29 3/4 inches, 101x75 1/2 cm. Leslie-Judge Co., New York. Condition B+ / A-: repaired tear through right margin into image; abrasions, restoration and overpainting at edges; minor creases in image; ink stamp in lower left corner. "The best known American poster of all time" (Darracott xviii) and clearly "a cultural icon" (Power of the Poster p. 162) of 20th century imagery and propaganda. Flagg p. 80 and cover, American Style 60, IWM p. 27, Rawls p. 13, Theofiles 11, Darracott 13, Rickards 14, Borkan p. 13, Word & Image p. 48, Modern American 24, Power of The Poster 156, War Posters 18.

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JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960). THE NAVY NEEDS YOU! DON'T READ AMERICAN HISTORY - MAKE IT! 1917. 40x28 inches, 101x71 cm. H.C. Mine

Lot 57: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960). THE NAVY NEEDS YOU! DON'T READ AMERICAN HISTORY - MAKE IT! 1917. 40x28 inches, 101x71 cm. H.C. Mine

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Description: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960) THE NAVY NEEDS YOU! DON'T READ AMERICAN HISTORY - MAKE IT! 1917. 40x28 inches, 101 1/2x71 cm. H.C. Miner Litho. Co., New York. Condition A-: minor restoration at edges; horizontal fold; Navy Recruiting Station ink stamp in image. Matted and framed. Aimed at armchair warriors, Flagg uses both guilt and the promise of a place in history to encourage men to join. Flagg p. 65, Rawls p. 75, Theofiles 30, Rickards 3, Borkan p. 22.

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GEORGE MATHER RICHARDS (1880-1958). THE SALVATION ARMY LASSIE. 1918. 39x28 inches, 99x73 cm. Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation, New York.

Lot 61: GEORGE MATHER RICHARDS (1880-1958). THE SALVATION ARMY LASSIE. 1918. 39x28 inches, 99x73 cm. Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation, New York.

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Description: GEORGE MATHER RICHARDS (1880-1958) THE SALVATION ARMY LASSIE. 1918. 39x28 3/4 inches, 99x73 cm. Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation, New York. Condition B+ / B: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; skinning, abrasions and minor creases in margins and image; vertical and horizontal folds. Rawls p. 61, Das Politische Plakat np.

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A.O. MAKSIMOV (DATES UNKNOWN). [WAR LOAN / FORWARD FOR THE MOTHERLAND!] 1916. 38x26 inches, 97x67 cm.

Lot 76: A.O. MAKSIMOV (DATES UNKNOWN). [WAR LOAN / FORWARD FOR THE MOTHERLAND!] 1916. 38x26 inches, 97x67 cm.

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: A.O. MAKSIMOV (DATES UNKNOWN) [WAR LOAN / FORWARD FOR THE MOTHERLAND!] 1916. 38 1/2x26 1/2 inches, 97 3/4x67 1/4 cm. Condition A-: restored loss in lower left edge; minor abrasions and restoration in margins and image; light staining in lower right corner. A medieval Russian knight is galloping off to battle carrying a flag bearing the Romanov coat of arms. As one of the last attempts of Tsarist Russia to raise funds for their doomed involvement in World War I, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in March 1917. As a result, the Bolsheviks took power. Whether the Russian aristocracy rose to the occasion and contributed to this loan is unclear, but what is certain is that the loan was never paid back. In March 1918, Russia signed a peace treaty with Germany, left the war and repudiated all Allied war loans. Copies of this poster were sent to America from Russia and used (with English text banners) "in conjunction with a film to benefit the work of an American medical relief group" (Theofiles p. 143). Theofiles 194 (var).

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GINO BOCCASILE (1901-1952). I DELITTI INHUMANI DEI

Lot 83: GINO BOCCASILE (1901-1952). I DELITTI INHUMANI DEI "GANGSTERS PILOTI." Circa 1940s. 38x27 inches, 97x68 cm. Grafico Ripalta, Milan.

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Description: GINO BOCCASILE (1901-1952) I DELITTI INHUMANI DEI "GANGSTERS PILOTI." Circa 1940s. 38 1/2x27 inches, 97 3/4x68 1/2 cm. Grafico Ripalta, Milan. Condition B: expert extensive overpainting in margins and image; repaired tears, restored losses, sharp creases and abrasions in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds. Framed. One in a powerful series of anti-American propaganda images designed by Boccasile during World War II. Zeman p. 114.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. ITALIAN POLITICAL PROPAGANDA. Group of 5 posters. Circa 1953. Sizes vary.

Lot 84: VARIOUS ARTISTS. ITALIAN POLITICAL PROPAGANDA. Group of 5 posters. Circa 1953. Sizes vary.

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Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS ITALIAN POLITICAL PROPAGANDA. Group of 5 posters. Circa 1953. Sizes vary. Condition varies, generally B+ / B. Paper. Group includes: Anche i Bambini lo Capiscono; I Comunisti Votano Cosi; Donna Italiana / Democrazia Christiana; Salva i Tuoi Figli / Democrazia Christiana; and Fiamma Missina / Democrazia Christiana. with - The Rome Daily American [Newspaper] and L'Unita [Newspaper], both from March 6, 1953, announcing the death of Josef Stalin.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. ITALIAN POLITICAL PROPAGANDA. Group of 5 posters. Circa 1953. Sizes vary.

Lot 85: VARIOUS ARTISTS. ITALIAN POLITICAL PROPAGANDA. Group of 5 posters. Circa 1953. Sizes vary.

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Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS ITALIAN POLITICAL PROPAGANDA. Group of 5 posters. Circa 1953. Sizes vary. Condition varies, generally B+ / B. Paper. Group includes: Anche i Bambini lo Capiscono; I Comunisti Votano Cosi; Donna Italiana / Democrazia Christiana; Salva i Tuoi Figli / Democrazia Christiana; and Fiamma Missina / Democrazia Christiana. with - The Rome Daily American [Newspaper] and L'Unita [Newspaper], both from March 6, 1953, announcing the death of Josef Stalin.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. 1939. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm.

Lot 93A: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. 1939. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm.

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Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. 1939. 29 3/4x20 inches, 75 1/2x50 3/4 cm. Condition A-: light creases at edges and in image; minor tears at edges. Paper. With Britain formally declaring war on Germany on September 3, 1939, the newly re-formed British Ministry of Information immediately began working on a giant poster publicity campaign to prepare the British populace for what the ministry feared would be an "appalling series of shocks, resulting in shattered nerves, a lack of confidence in ultimate success, and therefore a lack of will to work for victory" (Lewis, Rebecca. Keep Calm and Carry On and Other Second World War Posters. PhD dissertation. http://ww2poster.co.uk/2009/04/1939-3-posters/, 2004). The posters were intended as "general reassurance material" (ibid.). Three slogans were chosen and put into production on broadsides with white text against boldly colored backgrounds. Instead of a photograph or an illustration, each poster bore a depiction of the crown of King George VI at the top as an indication that the messages came from the King himself. The first two of these posters, Freedom is in Peril / Defend it With All Your Might, and Your Courage Your Cheerfulness Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory, were distributed and posted around Britain during the end of September and October, 1939. The third, and now most famous of these slogans was kept back in anticipation of a truly horrific incident, such as the invasion of Britain by German forces or a severe air raid. As it turned out, the first eight months after the British and French declared war on Germany (September 1939 - May 1940) proved to be largely uneventful for both the military and civilians. This time, now referred to as the "Phoney War," was a period in which none of the Allied forces engaged the enemy in any serious land offensive. To paper the country with posters encouraging the populace to defend freedom and to project optimism, while keeping their stiff upper lips firmly in place when nothing was happening, turned out to be something of a public relations disaster. The public did not respond well to the first two posters. "The wording of 'Your Courage… will bring us victory' was criticised. There was some evidence the combination of 'your' and 'us' 'suggested to many people that they were being encouraged to work for someone else,' with the 'your' referring to the civilian, the 'us' to the Government. 'Freedom is in Peril' was also deemed ineffective, blamed on 'the abstractness of the words, not one of which had any popular appeal'" (ibid.). The Times had described the posters as 'egregious and unnecessary exhortations', 'insipid and patronising invocations,' which were unneeded and wasteful of funds (ibid.). Since the expected, immediate German attack never materialized, and because the earlier posters had been met with such derision, Keep Calm and Carry On was never posted and was kept in storage for years. After the war the remainders were scrapped for their pulp. Contemporary reports cite that almost two and half million copies of the poster were printed. An HMSO (His Majesty's Stationary Office) printing slip order form for the job breaks down that number, showing that the poster was printed in 12 different sizes, and that in this 30x20 inch format, only 496,500 were printed (http://ww2poster.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/keep-calm-and-carry-on-production-numbers/). Several versions of the poster have come up for auction recently, including one large 40x60 inch horizontal format version. All but one of them were a much smaller 5x9 inch version. This is only the second copy in this size to come up for public sale.

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JEAN CARLU (1900-1997). AMERICA'S ANSWER! / PRODUCTION. 1942. 29x39 inches, 75x101 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C

Lot 105: JEAN CARLU (1900-1997). AMERICA'S ANSWER! / PRODUCTION. 1942. 29x39 inches, 75x101 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C

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Description: JEAN CARLU (1900-1997) AMERICA'S ANSWER! / PRODUCTION. 1942. 29 3/4x39 3/4 inches, 75 1/2x101 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Condition A- / B+: slight discoloration, creases and minor tears along sharp vertical and horizontal folds. Paper. Designed and issued six months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. Government later reissued this poster on a larger scale the following year, when the war machine was heavily reliant on the mighty output from American factories. Here, power, technology and strength are combined in a modern, almost mechanical style. This is certainly one of the most spectacular American posters produced during World War II. Aside from the date, the only difference between the two printings is that the latter was always folded for distribution. Carlu 49, Word & Image p. 93, Modern American 45, Modern Poster 197, Design for Victory p. 24, Zeman p. 69, The Poster 312.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. [WORLD WAR II.] Group of 6 posters. Circa 1940. Sizes vary.

Lot 116: VARIOUS ARTISTS. [WORLD WAR II.] Group of 6 posters. Circa 1940. Sizes vary.

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Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS [WORLD WAR II.] Group of 6 posters. Circa 1940. Sizes vary. Condition varies, generally A- / B+: folded as issued. Paper. Group includes: Tools Are Weapons!; Time Saved on Your Job Saves Lives on His!; Americans! / Share the Meat ; Keep it Up Brother; United We Win; and Women in the War / We Can't Win Without Them.

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JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1877-1960). JAP . . . YOU'RE NEXT! / BUY EXTRA BONDS. 1945. 28x20 inches, 71x51 cm.

Lot 118: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1877-1960). JAP . . . YOU'RE NEXT! / BUY EXTRA BONDS. 1945. 28x20 inches, 71x51 cm.

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Description: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1877-1960) JAP . . . YOU'RE NEXT! / BUY EXTRA BONDS. 1945. 28x20 inches, 71x51 cm. Condition A-: minor repaired tears and restoration at edges; restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. A "muscular and aggressive," (Paret p. 196) and therefore unusual image of Uncle Sam. Here, our kindly Uncle has taken his jacket off, displaying his star spangled vest and red striped pants, and is rolling up his sleeve in preparation to fight. Even in this powerful image, the threat is not one of violence, but rather of increased American production, as seen by the wrench in his hand. Paret 277, Rhodes p. 173 (var).

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CHARLES COINER (1898-1989). GIVE IT YOUR BEST! 1942. 20x28 inches, 50x72 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

Lot 120: CHARLES COINER (1898-1989). GIVE IT YOUR BEST! 1942. 20x28 inches, 50x72 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

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Description: CHARLES COINER (1898-1989) GIVE IT YOUR BEST! 1942. 20x28 1/2 inches, 50 3/4x72 1/2 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Condition A-: creases and light time-staining along vertical and horizontal folds. Paper. The Stars and Stripes in red, white and blue splendor, and powerful in their simple and bold presentation, this poster is, by some accounts, a forerunner of the series of paintings by Jasper Johns. "The best American designs utilize the vernacular tradition, the style of the carnival or the parade" (Judd p. 38). This is the smallest of three formats. Word & Image p. 91, Berman 43, Design for Victory p. 13, Posters for Victory p. 10, Judd 2.12.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. AMERICANS! / SHARE THE MEAT / AS A WARTIME NECESSITY. 1942. 28x21 inches, 71x53 cm. Government Printing Office, [Wash

Lot 126: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. AMERICANS! / SHARE THE MEAT / AS A WARTIME NECESSITY. 1942. 28x21 inches, 71x53 cm. Government Printing Office, [Wash

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN AMERICANS! / SHARE THE MEAT / AS A WARTIME NECESSITY. 1942. 28x21 inches, 71x53 1/4 cm. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.] Condition A-: minor creases and light time-staining along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins. Paper.

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GEORGES SCHREIBER (1904-1977). KEEP HIM FLYING! / BUY WAR BONDS. 1943. 27x22 inches, 70x56 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washin

Lot 132: GEORGES SCHREIBER (1904-1977). KEEP HIM FLYING! / BUY WAR BONDS. 1943. 27x22 inches, 70x56 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washin

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Description: GEORGES SCHREIBER (1904-1977) KEEP HIM FLYING! / BUY WAR BONDS. 1943. 27 3/4x22 inches, 70 1/2x56 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington D.C.] Condition B+: repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; minor loss and time-staining at bottom edges; light foxing in margins and text. This is the smaller format.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KEEP US FLYING! / BUY WAR BONDS. 1943. 27x20 inches, 70x50 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.]

Lot 133: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KEEP US FLYING! / BUY WAR BONDS. 1943. 27x20 inches, 70x50 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.]

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN KEEP US FLYING! / BUY WAR BONDS. 1943. 27 3/4x20 inches, 70 1/2x50 3/4 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.] Condition B+: repaired tears, abrasions, minor restored losses and overpainting along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image. One of the very few World War II posters to promote African American servicemen, and the first to promote the now famous Tuskegee Airmen. War Posters 263, Design for Victory p. 36.

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NORMAN ROCKWELL (1894-1978). [THE FOUR FREEDOMS.] Group of 4 posters. 1943. Each 56x39 inches, 142x100 cm. U.S. Government Printing Off

Lot 145: NORMAN ROCKWELL (1894-1978). [THE FOUR FREEDOMS.] Group of 4 posters. 1943. Each 56x39 inches, 142x100 cm. U.S. Government Printing Off

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Description: NORMAN ROCKWELL (1894-1978) [THE FOUR FREEDOMS.] Group of 4 posters. 1943. Each 56x39 1/2 inches, 142 1/4x100 1/4 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.] Condition varies, generally A- / B+: folded as issued. Paper. On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the United States Congress about the escalating threat to American security caused by the war raging in Europe. In this now famous "Four Freedoms" speech, Roosevelt encouraged America to step up war production and adopt the mindset that involvement in the war was inevitable. Toward this end, he illuminated America's lofty goal: "In future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded on four essential human freedoms." Norman Rockwell, whose prolific work for The Saturday Evening Post had already captured the hearts of Americans, took these four freedoms and deftly pictured them in his classic style. Originally Rockwell's sketches, based on his Vermont neighbors, were turned down by the OWI. It wasn't until after these images appeared on four covers of The Saturday Evening Post in February and March 1943, that the government realized their value, took the original paintings on tour and turned the images into posters. The resulting powerful combination of words and images were successfully used by the government to raise money for the war effort. Printed in three sizes, these are the scarcer, largest format. American Style p. 132, Posters for Victory p. 40ff, Design for Victory p. 37, War Posters 210 (var).

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LAMBERT GUENTHER (DATES UNKNOWN). SAFEGUARDING OUR AMERICAN LIBERTY. 1941. 32x22 inches, 81x56 cm. C.S. Hammond & Co., New York.

Lot 150: LAMBERT GUENTHER (DATES UNKNOWN). SAFEGUARDING OUR AMERICAN LIBERTY. 1941. 32x22 inches, 81x56 cm. C.S. Hammond & Co., New York.

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Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: LAMBERT GUENTHER (DATES UNKNOWN) SAFEGUARDING OUR AMERICAN LIBERTY. 1941. 32x22 inches, 81 1/4x56 cm. C.S. Hammond & Co., New York. Condition B+: losses in margins; tears, repaired tears, creases and abrasions in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; archival tape on verso. Paper.

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EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). WESTERN LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT. 1896. 28x19 inches, 71x49 cm.

Lot 158: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). WESTERN LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT. 1896. 28x19 inches, 71x49 cm.

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Description: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) WESTERN LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT. 1896. 28x19 1/4 inches, 71x49 cm. Condition B- / C+: extensive expert overpainting in margins and image; repaired tears in image. Depicting fashion, architecture, perspective and sport, this is one of Penfield's most impressive posters. It is likely the first American tennis poster, and could conceivably be among the earliest of all tennis posters. Sportissimo p. 73, L'Affiche Tennis (11).

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GEORGES MEUNIER (1869-1942). BRUNNEN. Circa 1900. 42x27 inches, 106x70 cm. Chaix, Paris.

Lot 161: GEORGES MEUNIER (1869-1942). BRUNNEN. Circa 1900. 42x27 inches, 106x70 cm. Chaix, Paris.

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: GEORGES MEUNIER (1869-1942) BRUNNEN. Circa 1900. 42x27 1/2 inches, 106 3/4x70 cm. Chaix, Paris. Condition B+: expert restoration and overpainting in upper left corner, affecting margins and image; staining in image. A French poster for a Swiss hotel and spa on Lake Lucerne. Versions exist with different variations of text in the text box at lower right. L'Affiche Tennis (26).

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SEM (GEORGES GOURSAT, 1863-1934). CANNES. 1930. 40x28 inches, 101x71 cm. Draeger, [Paris.]

Lot 200: SEM (GEORGES GOURSAT, 1863-1934). CANNES. 1930. 40x28 inches, 101x71 cm. Draeger, [Paris.]

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Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: SEM (GEORGES GOURSAT, 1863-1934) CANNES. 1930. 40x28 1/4 inches, 101 1/4x71 3/4 cm. Draeger, [Paris.] Condition B+: restored losses, repaired tears and overpainting in top margin; creases in margins and image; light foxing in margins. Memoire 452, Azur 118, La Mer p. 112, Riviera 508.

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GEO HAM (GEORGES HAMEL, 1900-1972). MONACO / 5ÈME GRAND PRIX AUTOMOBILE. 1933. 46x30 inches, 117x78 cm. Monegasque, Monte-Carlo.

Lot 237: GEO HAM (GEORGES HAMEL, 1900-1972). MONACO / 5ÈME GRAND PRIX AUTOMOBILE. 1933. 46x30 inches, 117x78 cm. Monegasque, Monte-Carlo.

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Description: GEO HAM (GEORGES HAMEL, 1900-1972) MONACO / 5ÈME GRAND PRIX AUTOMOBILE. 1933. 46 1/4x30 3/4 inches, 117 1/2x78 cm. Monegasque, Monte-Carlo. Condition A-: light foxing in lower image; minor creases in margins; unobtrusive horizontal fold. The Monaco Grand Prix, a Formula One motor race through the streets of Monte Carlo in the small principality on the French Riviera, was first held in 1929. Organized by the Automobile Club of Monaco it was the first race to be held solely within the country's borders. Robert Falcucci designed the posters for the race's 2nd, 3rd and 4th meetings using dynamic, street level views of the powerful automobiles and the exotic vistas and landmarks of the city. Using a similar style and graphic treatment Geo Ham designed this poster and then continued to design for the event through 1937 and then again in 1948. "To accentuate the speed of the race, he set [this] scene as a spectacular, road-level perspective placing the viewer only a few yards behind the speeding "French Blue" Bugatti just exiting the tunnel a few lengths behind a red Alfa Romeo and several other cars as they approach the finish line" (Crouse p. 24). Crouse p. 25, Riviera 259, Affiches Automobiles cover and p. 92, Riviera 259, Azur 333.

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GEO HAM (GEORGES HAMEL, 1900-1972). MONACO. 1936. 47x31 inches, 119x80 cm. Monegasque, Monte-Carlo.

Lot 238: GEO HAM (GEORGES HAMEL, 1900-1972). MONACO. 1936. 47x31 inches, 119x80 cm. Monegasque, Monte-Carlo.

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Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: GEO HAM (GEORGES HAMEL, 1900-1972) MONACO. 1936. 47x31 1/2 inches, 119x80 cm. Monegasque, Monte-Carlo. Condition B+: creases in margins and image; discoloration in image; light time-staining at edges. This poster "brilliantly depicts the battle between the Germans and the Italians in the Monaco race. Here a stylish Auto Union GL, the first of the rear-engine racecars, leads a red Alfa Romeo through an extremely tight turn. This masterful portrayal of the intense competition at the races is wonderfully contrasted to the normally serene harbor and city. Ham's orange-tinted course amplifies the heat of the race and his white speed lines accentuate the velocity of the cars" (Crouse p. 30). Crouse p. 31, Riviera 261.

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ALICE RUSSELL GLENNY (1858-1924). WOMENS EDITION / (BUFFALO) COURIER. 1895. 25x15 inches, 64x39 cm. The Courier Litho Co, Buffalo, New

Lot 269: ALICE RUSSELL GLENNY (1858-1924). WOMENS EDITION / (BUFFALO) COURIER. 1895. 25x15 inches, 64x39 cm. The Courier Litho Co, Buffalo, New

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Description: ALICE RUSSELL GLENNY (1858-1924) WOMENS EDITION / (BUFFALO) COURIER. 1895. 25 1/2x15 1/2 inches, 64 3/4x39 1/2 cm. The Courier Litho Co, Buffalo, New York. Condition B+ / B: repaired tears in margins and image; discoloration and minor restored losses at edges. Trained in Paris and in New York as a painter specializing in murals, Alice Russel Glenny designed only two posters (the other was for the Buffalo Fine Art Academy & Society of Artists). With a "firm and assured" hand, she produces a perfect archetypal Art Nouveau portrait of a woman that is less rigid than most of the American Art Nouveau images of the time. This explains the success that this image had in America and in Europe, where it was considered one of the best American posters. "The design has the cool, classical frontality that could be perfectly at home in one of McKim, Mead, and White's classical-revival buildings" (Kiehl p. 187). Maitres pl. 60, Etrangeres (with wrong attribution), Kiehl p. 34, Margolin p. 182.

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EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). ABOUT PARIS. 1895. 15x10 inches, 38x25 cm. Harper & Brothers, [New York.]

Lot 270: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). ABOUT PARIS. 1895. 15x10 inches, 38x25 cm. Harper & Brothers, [New York.]

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Description: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) ABOUT PARIS. 1895. 15x10 inches, 38x25 1/2 cm. Harper & Brothers, [New York.] Condition B+: time-staining in margins; minor repaired tears and creases in margins; tipped to mat at top edge; pencil notations in lower right corner. Matted. As Art Director at Harper's, Penfield was also involved in designing posters for books the magazine published. As the title suggests, this book is a socio-travelogue through France's capital city, covering Paris at night and its various café-concerts and music halls, Americans living in Paris, how the French mourned for their late president (Carnot) and other tales of life abroad. For the poster, Penfield strikes a very French chord by depicting the Moulin Rouge and two black cats, à la Steinlen, with whom he shared a love of all felines. DFP-I 364.

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EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). ENGLISH SOCIETY / GEORGE DU MAURIER. 1897. 19x12 inches, 50x31 cm.

Lot 273: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). ENGLISH SOCIETY / GEORGE DU MAURIER. 1897. 19x12 inches, 50x31 cm.

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Description: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) ENGLISH SOCIETY / GEORGE DU MAURIER. 1897. 19 3/4x12 1/2 inches, 50x31 3/4 cm. Condition B+: tears at edges, some affecting image; creases and abrasions in margins and image; hinged at top. Matted. Paper. Kiehl 204, DFP-I 370.

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EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). HARPER'S NOVEMBER. 1894. 17x12 inches, 44x31 cm.

Lot 276: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). HARPER'S NOVEMBER. 1894. 17x12 inches, 44x31 cm.

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Description: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) HARPER'S NOVEMBER. 1894. 17 1/2x12 1/2 inches, 44 1/2x31 3/4 cm. Condition B+: creases and abrasions in margins and image; horizontal folds; repaired pin holes in corners. Matted. Dressed in his university colors, a young man is walking with a woman past a poster announcing an upcoming football game. The first Harvard vs. Yale football game (a rivalry that is simply referred to as "The Game,") was played in 1875, and more closely resembled rugby than football as we know it. That year, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Columbia founded the Intercollegiate Football Association, which eventually dissolved in 1894. The next year, a rules committee headed by football pioneer, Walter Chauncey Camp was formed. In 1894, Yale beat Harvard 12-4. This is one of the earliest American Football Posters. Kiehl 155, DFP-I 338.

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GEORGES LEROUX (1877-1957). EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE / PALAIS DE L'OPTIQUE. 1900. 31x23 inches, 79x59 cm. Charle Verneau, Paris.

Lot 296: GEORGES LEROUX (1877-1957). EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE / PALAIS DE L'OPTIQUE. 1900. 31x23 inches, 79x59 cm. Charle Verneau, Paris.

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Description: GEORGES LEROUX (1877-1957) EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE / PALAIS DE L'OPTIQUE. 1900. 31 1/4x23 1/4 inches, 79 1/2x59 cm. Charle Verneau, Paris. Condition B+ / B: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases and abrasions in margins and image; vertical and horizontal folds; time-staining in margins; repaired pin holes in upper right corner; top and bottom margins slightly trimmed. Georges Leroux studied with Bonnat and had a successful career as an academic painter, ultimately winning the coveted Prix de Rome in 1906. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only poster he designed. This poster advertises the large telescope that was housed in the Palace of Optics, which Leroux depicts in the background. This is the smaller format. Gold 187.

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GEORGES REDON (1869-1943). BOULOGNE S. MER. 1905. 41x29 inches, 55x75 cm.

Lot 310: GEORGES REDON (1869-1943). BOULOGNE S. MER. 1905. 41x29 inches, 55x75 cm.

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Description: GEORGES REDON (1869-1943) BOULOGNE S. MER. 1905. 41 3/4x29 1/2 inches, 55 1/4x75 cm. Condition A: minor repaired tears at edges; punch holes in side margins. While on the surface this appears as an innocent enough image promoting travel to one of France's premier beach resorts, it is, in fact, also one of the most suggestive Belle Epoque posters. Despite the staid Victorian style of swimwear, the relationship between the woman and the waves is hard to ignore. Like all great posters, once it has the viewer's attention it also advertises many of the other pleasures and attractions available in Boulogne. An extraordinarily evocative poster, brazenly, yet skillfully dodging its way past the censors. Voyage p. 13, Gold 138.

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GEORGES DOLA (EDMOND VERNIER, 1872-1950). QU'EN PENSEZ - VOUS? 1929. 47x31 inches, 120x80 cm. Max Eschig, Paris.

Lot 350: GEORGES DOLA (EDMOND VERNIER, 1872-1950). QU'EN PENSEZ - VOUS? 1929. 47x31 inches, 120x80 cm. Max Eschig, Paris.

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Description: GEORGES DOLA (EDMOND VERNIER, 1872-1950) QU'EN PENSEZ - VOUS? 1929. 47 1/2x31 1/2 inches, 120 3/4x80 cm. Max Eschig, Paris. Condition A: light staining in margins and image.

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GEORGES VILLA (1883-1965).

Lot 365: GEORGES VILLA (1883-1965). "BALNEA." 30x22 inches, 76x56 cm.

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: GEORGES VILLA (1883-1965) "BALNEA." 30 1/4x22 1/4 inches, 76 3/4x56 1/2 cm. Condition B+: staining along right edge; creases and slight discoloration in margins and image; minor repaired tears at edges; writing on verso showing through in upper image.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. CALIFORNIA / THIS SUMMER. Circa 1933. 41x27 inches, 104x68 cm. Newman-Monroe Co., Chicago.

Lot 375: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. CALIFORNIA / THIS SUMMER. Circa 1933. 41x27 inches, 104x68 cm. Newman-Monroe Co., Chicago.

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Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN CALIFORNIA / THIS SUMMER. Circa 1933. 41x27 inches, 104x68 1/2 cm. Newman-Monroe Co., Chicago. Condition A-: repaired tears at edges, some slightly affecting image; restoration and overpainting in margins; minor abrasions in upper image. "Travel by Train" was an "inter-modal competitive sales appeal" (Zega p. 63) adapted by many American train companies in the 1930s as widespread use of the automobile began to cut directly into ticket sales. "Their cooperative effort produced nearly a dozen posters portraying a range of national destinations" (Zega p. 109), on each of which the individual railroads succumbed to the larger good and replaced their individual company names with just the single, new slogan. "The idealized landscape of Southern California is strongly featured in this poster. A fair-skinned maiden in a chic, sleeveless patterned dress soaks up some sun as she sits beside a palm tree looking out upon golf links, a sailboat in the bay and Spanish Revival buildings. In the distance snow peaked mountains crown a vast expanse of green hills" (Southern California 9).

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A. AMSPOKER (DATES UNKNOWN). HAWAII / PAN AMERICAN. Circa 1950s. 34x22 inches, 88x56 cm.

Lot 386: A. AMSPOKER (DATES UNKNOWN). HAWAII / PAN AMERICAN. Circa 1950s. 34x22 inches, 88x56 cm.

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Description: A. AMSPOKER (DATES UNKNOWN) HAWAII / PAN AMERICAN. Circa 1950s. 34 3/4x22 inches, 88 1/4x56 cm. Condition A: minor abrasions in image. Silkscreen.

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GEORG GERSTER (1928- ). SWISSAIR / AUSTRALIA. 1971. 39x25 inches, 101x64 cm.

Lot 391: GEORG GERSTER (1928- ). SWISSAIR / AUSTRALIA. 1971. 39x25 inches, 101x64 cm.

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Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: GEORG GERSTER (1928- ) SWISSAIR / AUSTRALIA. 1971. 39 3/4x25 1/4 inches, 101x64 cm. Condition A: minor abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired pin holes and minor restoration at edges.

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OSCAR RABE HANSON (1901-1926). ELECTRICITY / CONQUEROR OF DARKNESS / PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS. Circa 1925. 81x42 inc

Lot 457: OSCAR RABE HANSON (1901-1926). ELECTRICITY / CONQUEROR OF DARKNESS / PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS. Circa 1925. 81x42 inc

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Description: OSCAR RABE HANSON (1901-1926) ELECTRICITY / CONQUEROR OF DARKNESS / PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS. Circa 1925. 81 3/4x42 1/4 inches, 207 1/2x107 1/4 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears and restoration in image and along vertical and horizonal folds. Two-sheets. In addition to his posters for the North Shore Line, Hanson also designed posters for the South Shore Line and the Chicago Rapid Transit Company, illustrating destinations one could reach by elevated train and subway. He is credited with designing 29 posters between 1923 and his death at an early age a few years later. His compositions and graphic style set him among the best of American designers from the period.

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