Posted 9 years ago
WW1 mess kits provided a large canvas for for soldiers and enterprising individuals to decorate as souvenirs for soldiers.
This particular example contains an Infantryman in helmet, the US Flag, and a nurse.
In addition the engraver has added Infantry crossed rifles and a pair of wooden shoes!
Unfortunately, the owner didn't engrave a name or unit. so the specifics of his wartime service have been lost.
Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.