Today in History: Howard Chandler Christy born in 1873

Today in History: Howard Chandler Christy born in 1873

144 years ago today, the American artist and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy was born in Morgan County, Ohio. Christy studied art in New York at the Art Students League and later at the National Academy of Design under William Chase. Christy went to Cuba in 1898 to cover the Spanish-American War where he quickly gained a reputation as a wartime artist.  His breakthrough came with the publication of “The Soldier’s Dream” in Scribners magazine. The girl he portrayed became known as “The Christy Girl” and was later featured in many other magazines as well as his famous World War I recruitment posters. After the war, Christy continued to paint, focusing on portraits and later on landscapes. The artist is perhaps best known for his 1940 historic paining “Signing the Constitution” that is displayed in the U.S. Capital.  Christy died in New York in 1952.

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Today in History: U.S. Marine Corps created in 1775

Today in History: U.S. Marine Corps created in 1775

241 years ago today, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress passed a resolution forming two battalions of Continental Marines capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore. The resolution was drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia on November 10, 1775. The original U.S. Marines distinguished themselves in important operations during the Revolutionary War. In July 1798. the U.S. Marine Corps became a permanent military force under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Navy (formed in May 1798). Marines have participated in all the wars of the United States and in most cases were the first soldiers to fight. Today, the USMC  has approx. 200,000 active-duty members and 40,000 reserve Marines.

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Today in History: United States nicknamed Uncle Sam

Today in History: United States nicknamed Uncle Sam

On this day in 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as “Uncle Sam’s.” The local newspaper picked up on the story and Uncle Sam eventually gained widespread acceptance as the nickname for the U.S. federal government.

Source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-nicknamed-uncle-sam

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Poster Auction in 2 weeks

POster form our May 7 Auction in San Francisco and live online

Poster Auction in 2 weeks
Our next vintage poster auction is only 2 weeks away. The May 7 catalog is online. Enjoy 437 lost of great posters at
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2016 Winter Clearance Poster Sale now online!

2016 Winter Clearance Poster Sale now online!

The catalog for $100 poster auction on March 5 is now online. 423 lots, many goodies, every item starts at $100 ! Yes, this is our annual bargain sale. Enjoy. #PosterAuction #Vintage #Poster #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters http://tinyurl.com/hyr46ty

Today in History: Howard Chandler Christy born in 1873

143 years ago today, the American artist and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy was born in Morgan County, Ohio. Christy studied art in New York at the Art Students League and later at the National Academy of Design under William Chase. Christy went to Cuba in 1898 to cover the Spanish-American War where he quickly gained a reputation as a wartime artist.  His breakthrough came with the publication of “The Soldier’s Dream” in

Scribners magazine. The girl he portrayed became known as “The Christy Girl” and was later featured in many other magazines as well as his famous World War I recruitment posters. After the war, Christy continued to paint, focusing on portraits and later on landscapes. The artist is perhaps best known for his 1940 historic paining “Signing the Constitution” that is displayed in the U.S. Capital.  Christy died in New York in 1952.

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Today in History: Mihaly Biro born in 1886

129 years ago today, Mihaly Biro, arguably the most important internationally known Hungarian poster designer, was born. Biro is widely considered to be the founder of the illustrated political poster and his creations between the wars spread far beyond the borders of his home country.

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