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Catalog Number 10645-4140
Title Print; John Falter; Offset Lithograph; Keeper of the Faith; Esquire; 1944
Object Name Print
Description Color offset lithograph on white paper featuring a painting by John Falter, Keeper of the Faith, depicting a soldier crawling on an exposed deck of a ship fighting a fire with a waterhose. Through the hole in the bulkhead a naval battle is visible with battleships burning, spotlights, tracers, and ships. The soldier is wearing a shirt, pants, boots, and a green helmet, and is on his knees pouring water onto a blaze on the right side of the painting. Smoke and fire roll on the right side and top of the painting. The painting is framed by a grey border. Printed along the bottom is black text: "Esquire, Inc., 1944" below the left corner, "The Keeper of the Faith by John Falter" beneath the middle, and "Printed Especially For Esquire" below the right corner. and are half hidden by fern leaves. An arm is visible on the lower left corner. The painting is framed by a grey border. On the back of the paper is a blonde Vargas girl in a blue shirt with black piping, jeans with a white and silver belt, white fringed gloves, and white cowboy boots with spurs. The woman is wearing a white cowboy hat and is holding two silver pistols in either hand, barrel up. The woman's body is facing right but her head is turned toward the lefty. She is kneeling down. Below the right arm is a poem by Phil Stack titled "Pistol Packin' Mama." Credit to A. Varga and Phil Stack is made below the poem. "The Varga Girl" is printed in the top left corner.
Year Range from 1944
Year Range to 1944
Material Paper, Ink
Medium Offset Lithograph
Artist Falter, John P.
Made Esquire, Inc.
Place of Origin USA
Inscription Text John Falter
Height (in) 13.313
Width (in) 17.875
People Falter, John Philip, 1910-1982
Stack, Phil
Vargas, Alberto
Other Name Print
Event World War II
Credit line John P. Falter, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Collection Falter, John P. Collection
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