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The Bookman

Supply Object Title
James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960)
The Bookman--April
Color lithograph, 1896
Prints & Photographs Division
Gift of the Estate of J. H. Corning, 1940 (139.14)
[ Digital ID# ppmsca-05580 ]

Artist James Montgomery Flagg, best known as the creator of the I Want You for [the] U.S. Army poster, was a frequent contributor to the periodicals of his day. Here Flagg created a cover for The Bookman, an illustrated literary journal dedicated to reviewing contemporary American literature through its four decades of publication. The Bookman was the first American publication to promote best-sellers by listing titles "in order of demand."


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