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Mail pouch souvenir from Fort Dix

Scott Catalogue USA: 901
Description:

This item is designed to resemble a U.S. mail pouch. The small pouch design was often found in souvenir shops through the mid-twentieth century. This pouch, commemorating a visit to Fort Dix, New Jersey, was mailed on February 25, 1942. A small address card, attached to the mail pouch, is addressed to Miss Carolyn Kohn, 5425 Connecticut Avenue, in Washington, D.C., and was mailed from a San Francisco Army Post Office (APO) address.

The back side of the address card includes images of troops in the fort and the text:

When the golden sun is sinking

And your mind from troubles free

While of others you are thinking

Will you sometimes think of me?

Date:
February 25, 1942
Markings:
U.S. / MAIL / FROM / FORT DIX. N.J. [literal]
Medium:
leather; fabric (cotton); paper
Dimensions:
3 x 5 in. (7.62 x 12.7 cm)
Museum ID:
1986.0579.1211
Place:
New Jersey

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  • Mail pouch souvenir from Fort Dix
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