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World War II Patriotic cover

Description:

"America ... The Arsenal Of Democracy

On March 11, 1941, America mobilized her vast industrial power under the Lease-Lend Act to supply all the Democratic Nations with tools for Victory."

The belching smokestacks of American factories are creating the arsenal for the free world on this serviceman's cover sent under Free Franking from Fort Myer, Virginia. It is postmarked Arlington, Virginia, Fort Myers Station, December 13, 1942.

One letter (2002.2035.586.2) is associated with this cover. Cachet by The Advertisers Press of Des Moines, Iowa.

Date:
December 13, 1942
Markings:
ARLINGTON, VA. FORT MYERS STA. / DEC 13 / 12 - M / 1942 [cancel] Free [handwritten free frank in upper right corner] "AMERICA - / The Arsenal of / Democrary"; On March 11, 1941, America mobilized / her vast industrial power under the Lease-Lend / Act to supply all the Democratic Nations with / tools for Victory. [cachet]
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
8.9 x 16.5 cm (3.5 x 6.5 in.)
Museum ID:
2002.2035.586
Place of Origin:
Virginia
Place of Destination:
Illinois

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