greeting card

Catalog Number
Date of Origin
ca. 1918
Light gray greeting card with the image of the French flag and US flag on the front.  Between the two flags, there is a circle with the image of a woman (Columbia?) leading the way into battle, arm outstretched, weapon in hand.  Along the top and bottom of this circle there is holly.
Below the images, there is writing, in black.  "The Christmas kept at home and here, America and France.  To Christmas kept in high good cheer, Our watchword is Advance!"
At the bottom of the card, the name G.E. Slagh appears.
Gerald E. Slagh was born in Holland, MI on 9-13-1899 to Barteld "Bert" Slagh (1872-1926) and Henrietta Anna Jonkhoff (1872-1948). He resided in Holland, MI up into the early 1920's. Soon after, he moved to Arkansas, where he married Grace Taylor in 1926.
Gerald spent over 20 years as a physical therapist at the VA hospital in Little Rock.

He died in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 4, 1960.

Gift of
Slagh, Wilhelmina