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1905 Print James Montgomery Flagg Art Niagara Falls Ads Political Cartoon YLF1

1905 Print James Montgomery Flagg Art Niagara Falls Ads Political Cartoon YLF1

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"The Wonders of America - Niagara Falls in 1950"

This is an original 1905 duotone halftone print of a political cartoon by James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) that humorously predicted that the waters of the majestic Niagara Falls would be taken over by billboard advertisements and commercialism.

CONDITION

This 107+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Small tear - bottom left corner. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Duotone
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 10.5 inches; 22 x 27 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)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique advertisements, covers, and artwork from 1901-1906 from Life magazine. Including illustrations from Victorian and Edwardian era artists such as; Charles Dana Gibson, Bayard Jones, William H. Walker, James Montgomery Flagg, W.B. King, and William Balfour Ker. To continue browsing this unique collection, simply click the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

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

Keywords specific to this image: Capitalism, Industrial Revolution

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