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Catalog Number 1996.51.136AX
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
Description Full transcription of text follows:

jhenschel_0019_0001

August 8/1917 Dear "Butch"- Your letter arrived O.K. I was glad to note you enjoyed [your] trip. I wish I had you here to crank up my truck and carry gasoline. The boy with whom I drive is too small to crank it - so I have all that to do myself. You should see the big guns - all painted queer colors - so that they can not be seen. Even whole trains are painted this same way. They have little railroads the size of this one at Electric Park to carry shells and powder down by gasoline and electric engines. Keep Mother's garden going well. Love, Ned.

From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.
Date August 8,1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Trucks
Gasoline
Railroad travel
Gardens