World War II Patriotic cover
"Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness"
The stylized Statue of Liberty is the backdrop for a phrase excerpted from the Declaration of Independence and drafted by Thomas Jefferson: We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness... . Jacques Minkus was the publisher of this cachet.
The cover was sent under Free Franking from Delvalle(?) Air Base and postmarked Austin, Texas, October 12, 1942. In addition to the usual manuscript 'Free', there is a triangular label inscribed FREE ... postage free for victory.