Christy: The Spirit of America 1919.



Howard Chandler Christy The Spirit of America 1919. Christy nurse gazes at the heavens as she presses a red poppy to her heart. symbolizing that she has donated to the Red Cross,. She typifies Christy’s ideal of a patriotic American beauty. The rippling flag that forms a halo over the nurse’s head is another of Christy’s signature icons.  20×28 near mint, conservation backed.

Bibliography: Joseph Darracott The First World War in Posters, page 6.