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"Have You A Red Cross Service Flag?" WWI Red Cross Christmas Poster by Jessie W. Smith (1918)

"Have You A Red Cross Service Flag?" WWI Red Cross Christmas Poster by Jessie W. Smith (1918)

WWI Home Front charity poster encouraging people to donate to the Red Cross, and featuring Jessie Willcox Smith art of a boy displaying a service flag in a window. In World War I, those Americans who had a family member serving overseas would display a Red Cross service flag in their front window, so that everyone in their town knew that those families had a member in harm's way.

Please note that this poster is dark by design. It's not "dirty".

Size*: 21" x 27.75"
Condition: Good

Rolled. Linen backed. Some light pencil marks on lower right border. The poster was never folded, but prior to restoration it had creases, tears, and small paper loss scattered throughout, more so down the center and around the edges. Overall, the poster was in good condition prior to linen backing. The poster was pretty well backed, but you can clearly see signs of the above defects and the restoration of the above defects.

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Poster Text:  Have you a Red Cross service flag? 1918 - Copyright The American Red Cross - Forbes, Boston.
Tags: WWI   Home Front   Red Cross  
Produced by:  Red Cross  
Artist/Designer(s): Jessie W. Smith  
* Sizes are approximate and given in good faith. Sizes are also given for the area of the item itself. Linen backing posters may slightly stretch the poster size, in addition posters often have a larger linen border that extends beyond the poster area. Measurements are for poster alone. Please contact us if you have any questions or you need to confirm exact size.
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