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1909 Cover Life Art James Montgomery Flagg Art Children Flowers Edwardian YLF4

1909 Cover Life Art James Montgomery Flagg Art Children Flowers Edwardian YLF4

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Please note that this is a cover only!

This is an original 1909 color cover for Life magazine, September 16, 1909, that features an illustration by James Montgomery Flagg that depicts an elderly Edwardian era gentlemen giving a bouquet of flowers to a little girl.

CONDITION

This 104+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.75 x 11 inches; 22 x 28 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 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.

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