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Please note that this is a cover only!
This is an original 1909 color cover for Life magazine, December 23, 1909, that features an illustration by James Montgomery Flagg of a little boy checking the chimney for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
This 104+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso.
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.