WW1 I Want You for the U.S.Army (USA, 1917) Recruiting Poster
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WW1 I Want You for the U.S.Army (USA, 1917)
James Montgomery Flagg was born in New York in 1877. As a child he began to draw and sold his first drawing at the age of 12. Two years later he was contributing to Life Magazine and at fifteen was on the staff of the The Judge. Flagg studied at the Arts Students League in New York. When he was twenty, he spent a year working in London before moving on to France. Flagg was one of America’s leading illustrators. His illustrations were in Photoplay, McClure’s Magazine, Collier’s Weekly, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post and Harper’s Weekly. During the First World War Flagg designed 46 posters for the government. His most famous work is the Uncle Sam poster with the caption “I Want You for the U.S. Army”. An adapted version of this poster was also used during the Second World War. James Montgomery Flagg died in 1960. Notes: Art by James Montgomery Flagg. Most famous poster in US history.
Condition: Overall displays in Excellent condition – Linen Backed.