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Joyeux Noel!

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Holiday card with a soldier walking while carrying a child who is waving an American flag. The soldier is wearing a uniform and a campaign hat. Two children are on either side, one of which is waving to a couple standing near the road. A puppy frisks in front of them and a goose stands near a sign. Everyone except the soldier is wearing wooden shoes. A cottage is visible to the right, on the left is a windmill. The illustration is inside a lined border. The text "Joyeux Noel!" (Merry Christmas!) appears in the upper right corner. Below is typed "From The Fly Paper" and below that is "France-1918". A sign by the side of the road with a bird perched on it reads: "Ville De St. Jean, De Monts, Vendee'. Letterpress then hand tinted.
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Holiday card with a soldier walking while carrying a child who is waving an American flag. The soldier is wearing a uniform and a campaign hat. Two children are on either side, one of which is waving to a couple standing near the road. A puppy frisks in front of them and a goose stands near a sign. Everyone except the soldier is wearing wooden shoes. A cottage is visible to the right, on the left is a windmill. The illustration is inside a lined border. The text "Joyeux Noel!" (Merry Christmas!) appears in the upper right corner. Below is typed "From The Fly Paper" and below that is "France-1918". A sign by the side of the road with a bird perched on it reads: "Ville De St. Jean, De Monts, Vendee'. Letterpress then hand tinted.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:80749
Creation Date: 1918
Creator Name:Unknown
City:
County:
State:
Collection Name:Greeting card collection, circa 1850-1982
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:PH 6013, Box 4, Folder 76
Original Dimensions:8 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Handwritten note on back "Christmas card sent from France December 1918, after close of European War."
SUBJECTS
Poultry
Birds
Dogs
Windmills
Plants
Coats
Dresses
Hats
Shoes
Uniforms
Housing
Christmas
Greeting cards
Military uniforms
World War, 1914-1918
Children
Couples
Men
Flags
Patriotism
Signs and signboards
Ephemera
Holidays

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