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Hopps, H.R (1869 – 1937). Destroy This Mad Brute/Enlist. San Francisco: Schmidt Lithograph Co., ca. 1917. U.S. Army overprint. Minor expert over-coloring in margins at all corners, a few mild abrasions. Generally crisp, clean, and bright. A-. Linen backed. Pre-dating King Kong by a decade and a half, this visceral call to enlist played on the heartstrings of American men by summoning up deep-held fears of a German invasion. Lady Liberty, half-naked, lies in the arms of the German brute striding ashore, a cudgel emblazoned with the word “kultur” in his blood-smeared free hand. Hopps’s violent, sexual, overpowering design embodies everything that scared Americans at home, far from the Western Front, where things were anything but quiet.
Destroy This Mad Brute/Enlist.
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Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $12,000.00
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
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