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WWI sailor's mail free frank on Red Cross postal card

Description:

During World War I, American military personnel were transported to France by troop ships that had to travel through dangerous submarine infested waters. To alleviate the fears of those at home, the Red Cross provided these simple post cards with the message that the ship has arrived safely.

Date:
October 10, 1918
Markings:
preprinted marking with instructions for use on both sides; handwritten address at center of front; stamped "PASSED BY CENSOR / OCT 20 1918" in square shape in top left corner; stamped "Soldier's Mail / Mail Censor / U.S. Army Base" with unfilled lines over printed "NO POSTAGE / NECESSARY" in top right corner; handwritten [illegible] name at center of reverse
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (8.26 x 13.97 cm)
Museum ID:
2010.2001.6


  • front of WWI sailor's mail free frank on Red Cross postal card
  • reverse of WWI sailor's mail free frank on Red Cross postal card
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