Vintage Sexist Print Propaganda Canvas Print From World War 1 (1917).
Chandler Christy’s “I Wish I Were a Man” poster is a great example of the artist’s well-known strategy of illustrating rosy-cheeked, red-lipped, attractive women to draw the attention of young heterosexual men to join the military. This particular “Christy Girl,” as they were commonly known, provocatively combines masculine and feminine features to flirtatiously compel men to enlist in the Navy. In having her state “GEE! I WISH I WERE A MAN,” the poster not only suggests that joining the military is an opportunity for men to become more sexually attractive to the opposite sex, but that the decision not to enlist is emasculating. The poster questions the manhood of male viewers who have not enlisted by showing a petite woman who would gladly join the Navy if permitted. The strategy to coerce military service by questioning the masculinity of the viewer is reinforced by the smaller, less obvious text at the bottom of the image stating “BE A MAN AND DO IT.”
CANVAS PRINT & SHIPPING INFO
This listing is for a canvas print of various sizes, medium A4 (8.25 x 11.75), 12 x 18, 16 x 24, 20 x 30, 24 x 36 inches. Choose your size :-).
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful canvas possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and 300 dpi.
This is a reprint, printed on high quality artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas.
The canvas would look great on your wall, or as a present.
★ Beautiful canvas prints, printed on state of the art printers
★ Shipped from the UK for UK customers. We have a distribution center in the UK, mainly using Royal Mail, FEDex or UPS
★ Shipped from the USA for USA customers. We have distribution centers in the USA too, mainly using FEDex, UPS or DHL
★ Shipped from the EU for EU customers. We have a distribution centers Germany, France and other EU states
★ Shipped from AU & NZ for asia pacific customers
★ Canvas frames are made of FSC certified wood
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Mounting kit included, ready to hang
★ Artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas
Canvas prints are carefully packaged with strong edges to protect the items. We also wrap the items in bubble wrap or kraft paper for additional protection.