Posted 2 years ago
First I want to thank Phil for restoring this rare print . You are amazing !
This photo was done by James Montgomery Flagg who was best known for his work during WWII and painted poster of " A drawing of Uncle Sam and below it says I want you !" It was a recruitment poster to enlist .
These miniature manikins were used to teach girls to sew for war effort and all of the one's produced came with a pattern for a Nurse as they needed more Nurse's for War and it was a way to encourage young women to enlist along with a Nurse also they came with Military patterns for all branches of the service .
This is a Original Print that was glued on top of the box of a Simplicity miniature mannequin . It has water damage and is not flat as paper buckled when wet . This is a rare print and only one I have ever seen in my 30 years of collecting mannequins .
Our talented Phil restored the print . I am showing original and then his work on it . How beautiful it looks now .
Here is a photo of the mannequin photo represents also . She is 12 1/2 inch tall . She is not a doll but has no category to fit her into . She was not a store display mannequin she was a teaching aid .