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Catalog Number 2002.15.9
Object Name Postcard, Inscribed
Accession number 2002.15
Description A postcard from Russell Oliver Weathers to Mr. W. P Weathers (brother) in Sedalia, Missouri dated April 12, 1919.

The front of the postcard has a black and white photograph of a lighthouse near Saint Nazaire, France. In the foreground is a man standing on a pile of rocks. Further back you can see lighthouse as well as a few more people. A boat can be seen in the distance, as well as land on the other side of the water. The caption on the bottom reads '76 Saint-Nazaire. - Pointe du Phare à Villez-Martin' .

On the back of the postcard is written:
France 4/12/1919
Dear Prattae
Weley how you is? You 'ill be getting a shower of carte [illegible word] some days. Love you all [illegible word] -R.O.W.

There is an A.E.F. censorship stamp on the message.

From the World War One service of Corporal Russell Olive Weathers, 1460375, Co. D, 140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.

Date April 12, 1919
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
Subjects Lighthouses
Inscribed postcard