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Lot #14
DepartmentPosters
Sold For$425.00(hammer price)
 $531.25(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedMarch 23, 2020

Description

TEUFEL HUNDEN GERMAN NICKNAME FOR U.S. MARINES DEVIL DOG RECRUITING STATION 112 FRONT STREET" WORLD WAR I POSTER Circa 1917
By Charles B. Falls. Depicts a bulldog wearing a Marine helmet chasing a dachshund wearing a German helmet. Marked lower right in image with an "H" below a solid square. 28" x 19". Linen-backed. Overall 30.25" x 21.25".
According to legend, Germans nicknamed Marines "Devil Dogs" (which would be "Teufelshunde" in German, not "Teufel Hunden") after a particularly tough battle at Belleau Wood. There are no records of the nickname, however, in German documents, and historians now believe the Marines coined the nickname themselves, or it was given by a war correspondent."

Condition

Light soiling/handling wear. Approx. .5 tear left margin, near bottom of T in "Teufel". Some small tears, possibly from pinholes, at upper left and right corners or orange ground."

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