Military sweetheart jewelry was important on the home front during the World Wars I and II as mementos of the service men who were abroad. With their emblems of American and foreign military branches and rank, and patriotic devices clearly displayed, these lockets, bracelets, wings of love, In-service pins, Remember Pearl Harbor items. Victory pins, cards, pillows, banners, necklaces, and compacts became keepsakes representing loved ones and a display of patriotism. This book is published just in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Allied invasion and end of World War II, one of the world's most patriotic eras. Nearly 200 beautiful color photographs of over 1,000 pieces with explanatory text and a price guide bring these items to life. The variety that was made astounding. These keepsakes are collected today to protect small pieces of history.
Nick Snider, a veteran Army officer and senior manager with United Parcel Service, has collected patriotic jewelry and items for many years from his home in Atlanta, Georgia.