1918 Have You a Red Cross Service Flag Jesse Wilcox Smith Christmas WWI
Artist: Smith, Jesse Wilcox
Size (in): 28 x 22.25
Size (cm): 71 x 56.5
Linen backed: Yes
This beautiful Christmas themed poster was created by the artist Jesse Wilcox Smith for the American Red Cross in 1918. Smith was one of the most prolific and successful woman illustrators working during the Golden Age of American illustration who often depicted scenes of motherly love and children in her work as she did for this piece. The Red Cross Service Flag was issued to dues paying members and supporters of the American Red Cross during WWI. Additional smaller red cross stickers such as the one shown in the lower right hand corner on the Red Cross Service Flag in this poster were applied to denote additional family members supporting the cause by joining and paying dues.
This original antique poster has been professionally linen backed and a tear of a few inches on the top edge and couple other minor imperfections have been expertly repaired. This charming poster retains rich colors and displays beautifully. Overall condition is very good.