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World War II Patriotic cover

Description:

"I Can Read It But I Can't Pronounce It."

Says a soldier about the eye chart during a military medical exam in this 1942 cartoon cachet by American Art Service of Chicago, Illinois. The cover sent under U.S. Army Air Forces free franking from Greenwood, Mississippi, March 15, 1943.

Date:
March 15, 1943
Markings:
GREENWOOD / MAR 15 / 11:30 PM / 1943 / MISS. U S ARMY / AIR FORCES / FREE [typewritten]; Free [handwritten free franking in upper right corner] MEDICAL / DEPT. / U.S. / ARMY; "I CAN READ IT, BUT I CAN'T PRONOUNCE IT" [cachet] COPYRIGHT 1942 BY AMERICAN ART SERVICE [lower left corner]
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
8.9 x 16.5 cm (3.5 x 6.5 in.)
Museum ID:
2002.2035.563
Place of Origin:
Mississippi
Place of Destination:
Illinois

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