Saturday, February 9, 2013

Brookside Flagg

Illustrator James Montgomery Flagg is best remembered for creating the iconic World War I "I Want You" poster featuring Uncle Sam. Many of his personal letters are beautifully illustrated, including one of the two in this eBay lot. It seems Flagg has an eye for a married woman--"Boots" or "Tip" Murray--to whom he sends these 1949 typewritten missives. In fact he apparently is working quite hard to get her to accept a watercolor he painted "of you sitting on your delectable arse by the brookside..." What married woman could resist such an offer?

James Montgomery Flagg Letters

March 21, 2013 Update:  This item is no longer for sale.

Note: You can see all the Flagg art on the blog here.


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