The Spirit of America - JOIN (Red Cross), 1919

Christy, Howard Chandler poster: The Spirit of America - JOIN (Red Cross)

Howard Chandler Christy was one of America's leading illustrators when the U.S. entered World War I in 1917. He produced some of the best posters of the war effort, typically featuring female beauties so striking they became known as "Christy Girls." These posters have become icons of the era, and recruited more soldiers and raised more dollars for the war effort than can be imagined.

The Spirit of America is Christy's most beautiful design for the Red Cross, and was created just after the war when the relief organization was overwhelmed by returning soldiers. Americans were so patriotic that 30 million Americans joined during the war, nearly one third of the 90 million population!

Christy, Howard Chandler

20 x 29.8 inches (51 x 76 cm)

Lithograph | Backed on linen

Inventory #USL07648

KEYWORDS:
flags
united states
world war i
red cross
war - home front
north america
nurses
1910s
medium
Realistic Illustration Style
USA
red
blue
white