Posted 2 years ago
This is on lid of one of my mannequin boxes and it is a Rare print by James Montgomery Flagg
. It has all nurse patterns and the Artist is James Montgomery Flagg .His most famous poster was created in 1917 to encourage recruitment in the United States Army during World War I. It showed Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer (inspired by a British recruitment poster showing Lord Kitchener in a similar pose) with the caption "I Want YOU for U.S. Army". Over four million copies of the poster were printed during World War I, and it was revived for World War II. Flagg used his own face for that of Uncle Sam (adding age and the white goatee), he said later, simply to avoid the trouble of arranging for a model.
At his peak, Flagg was reported to have been the highest paid magazine illustrator in America. In 1946 Flagg published his autobiography, Roses and Buckshot.
James Montgomery Flagg died in New York City and was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery.