Vintage Sexist Print Propaganda Framed 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.”
FRAMED PRINT & SHIPPING INFO
This listing is for a framed print of various sizes, A4 (11.75 x 8.25), 18 x 12, 28 x 20, 36 x 24 inches. Choose your size :-).
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful Framed 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.
The framed print would look great on your wall, ideal for gifts or presents.
Our ready-to-hang wooden framed posters are sturdy, durable, and ready to hang instantly!
★ Choice of frame colour.★ Frames are made of FSC certified pine wood.★ Durable, stylish frames, 20-25mm /0.79"-0.98" thick and 10-14mm /0.4"-0.6" wide.★ Poster is delivered in the frame, ready to hang.★ Hanging hardware included.★ Poster is made on our high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper.★ Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass to protect from damage.
★ 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
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
Framed prints are carefully pre-packed with corners wrapped, then packed in a box with strong edges to protect the frames. I-beams are used in addition, to give the package additional sturdiness and for multi-item orders.