National Geographic : 1942 Dec
THERE was a pioneer Christmas in Amer ica-when a lonely little band of Pilgrims knew fear and cold and hunger. There was a Revolutionary Christmas when a nation struggling to be born almost perished at Valley Forge. There were Christmases in bitter years of civil strife and bloodshed-when brother fought brother, friend took up arms against friend. There was a Christmas when the out come of the first World War looked heart breakingly unsure. These times, too, shall pass away! America will live to know a day when boys and girls can love and marry and not be torn apart... when mothers can tuck their children into bed without an anxious look to the sky .. when America will be not only the land we have known and loved but a land of richer promise than man to day has even dreamed. * * * You can't make this a normal Christmas. Families are scattered, many gifts hard to get. You may have to hunt a little harder, for instance, to find the Hamilton Watch you want most to give the one you like best. But when you do find it, it's doubly pre cious now. Like the love you give with it, it's one of the things that endure. Like that love, too, it looks to the future-America's future-when Hamilton Watches may again mark every shining golden hour of peace! NOW IT CAN NOT BE TOLD I Hamilton has been asked to make timing devices of the most intricateprecisionfor the armedforces. Their exact nature must remain a govern ment secret. But there are still some Hamilton Watches for your Christmas shopping.See them at your jeweler's. Hamilton Watch Company, 2124 Columbia Ave., Lan caster, Pennsylvania.