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World War II Patriotic cover

Description:

"Mr. Lincoln, We'll Keep Faith!

Surely Each Man Has As Strong A Motive Now To Preserve Our Liberties As Each Had Then To Establish Them"

This serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from Esler Field, Louisiana. Postmarked Alexandria, Louisiana, August 4, 1942. There is one letter (2002.2035.551.2) associated with this cover. The cachet quote is attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Walter Poppenger of Akron, Ohio, published the cachet.

Date:
August 4, 1942
Markings:
ALEXANDRIA, LA / AUG 4 / 8:30 AM / 1942 [cancel] Free [handwritten free franking in upper right corner] MR. LINCOLN, WE'LL KEEP FAITH! / "Surely Each Man Has / As Strong A Motive Now / To Preserve Our Liberties / As Each Had Then To Establish Them" / A. Lincoln [cachet]
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
8.9 x 16.5 cm (3.5 x 6.5 in.)
Museum ID:
2002.2035.551
Place of Origin:
Louisiana
Place of Destination:
Illinois

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