This World War I poster with the words: “Merry Christmas. Peace. Your Gift To The Nation.” was created by the U.S. Food Administration through the Advertising Section (under the Educational Division) to remind a country at war that peace is always the best gift the nation could receive. And, in this case, peace would only come through the doughboys on the front lines.
“A Merry Christmas”, World War I Poster
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