1921 James Montgomery Flagg Gilmour Dobie Coach United States Naval Academy NAVY

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"Coach Dobie."

This is an original 1921 halftone print from a drawing by James Montgomery Flagg of Gilmour Dobie, head football coach for the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen from 1917-1919. The print is accompanied by a two-page article about Coach Dobie. Please see all images.

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary collection of rare print memorabilia related to the U. S. Navy. These scarce finds are the perfect one-of-a-kind gifts for Navy personnel, officers, and Naval Academy historians. These are not modern reproductions, digital reprints, or copies.

CONDITION

This 90+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Print; Black & White / Grayscale
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 12 inches; 22 x 30 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Flagg, James Montgomery. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

James Montgomery Flagg

James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) is perhaps best known for his iconic World War I recruitment poster, which featured a very serious Uncle Sam and the caption "I want YOU for U.S. army." Due to the costs of hiring a model, he ended up using his own face (with added age and goatee) for Uncle Sam. Beginning his career at the age of 12 when his work was featured in magazines such as LIFE, Flagg used his passion for art and comedy to create countless cartoons and illustrations which appeared in books, newspapers and advertising all over America.

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