Fisher, Harrison: I Summon You to The Comradeship 1918.
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Fisher, Harrison: I Summon You to The Comradeship 1918.

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Harrison Fisher I Summon You to The Comradeship 1918. Harrison Fisher is an artist on a par with the better connected therefore more famous Howard Chandler Christy.  Here he pictures a lovely young Red Cross nurse, holding a flag in a way that hints at the strip tease accoding to Paret, hailing the viewer from the Capitol steps. The Capitol dome seen hovering in background suggests government endorsement of the Red Cross.  Then as now, the Red Cross relied heavily on private donations to solve social problems.  Woodrow Wilson was very much involved with the Red Cross.  He replaced the all female board with an all male board on the grounds that women were not good fund raisers. Now scarce. 40x28 near mint, conservation backed.

Bibliography: Peter Paret Persuasive Images, 82; Walton Rawls Wake Up, America, 126.