Mail pouch souvenir from Fort Dix
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?