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1944 James Montgomery Flagg Uncle Sam and FDR Campaign Poster
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $805.00
One of the most impressive and highly regarded of all twentieth-century presidential campaign posters. Offered is an outstanding high-grade example of the classic "FDR/Uncle Sam" poster featuring the artwork of illustrator James Montgomery Flagg. Flagg, of course, is most famous today for creating the popular image of Uncle Sam, which has become an icon representing America. Flagg created this poster in support of the reelection campaign of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1944. On this poster, Flagg has used his immortal image of Uncle Sam to tell FDR that he wants him - to stay and finish the job! The poster was commissioned by the "Independent Voters' Committee of the Arts ands Sciences for Roosevelt" and this credit appears in the lower left. The poster was designed with a strip of adhesive along the top and bottom, allowing it to be affixed to a store window, facing out. Because this particular example was never used, the original glue strips are complete and intact. This is one of a small group (approximately a dozen) of these posters which were discovered a few years ago. They have long since disappeared into advanced collections, and because of their spectacular high grade, examples from the find will always be easily identifiable. While all were unused and in beautiful condition, this example is one of the top two or three best in terms of condition, with both glue strips entirely intact (most had minor flaws to the glue strips). The poster has flawless colors and is in spectacular Excellent to Mint condition. 16 x 21 inches. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $805.00
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