Christy: Gee I Wish I Were a Man 1918.

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Howard Chandler Christy: GEE !! I Wish I Were a Man 1918.  Sexy Christy Girl smiles mischievously while modeling her Navy middy. Nancy Palmer, then a teenager, was the model. She later married Christy who had long been involved with the navy. During the Spanish-American war he had been an artist-correspondent for Harper’s Scribner’s and Leslie’s Weekly in which capacity he came to know Teddy Roosevelt, then Secretary of the Navy. The navy, to show its appreciation for his devotion, made Christy an honorary member of the Naval Academy’s class of ’21. 41×27  near mint, conservation backed.

Joseph Darracott The First World War in Posters, page 5, Walton Rawls Wake Up, America! page 80, Alain Weill The Poster – a Worldwide Survey and History, page 16.