I have blogged about Coke and the troops during World War II several times in the past.  Today, in honor or Veterans' Day, I wanted to share one of my favorite paintings in our collection. 

W2278 Readers of this blog will know about the Coca-Cola Santa Claus painted by Haddon Sundblom.  The first of these Santas was painted in 1931 and Sundblom painted a new one each year.  During World War II, the Coca-Cola Santa even did his part by delivering War Bonds.  If you look in Santa's bag, you can see the bond right in the front.

W3874 Sundlom was not above parodying his own iconic image.  In this war related painting the Santa Claus has a slightly different home base than the North Pole.