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Catalog Number 2005.35.7w
Object Name Postcard, Inscribed
Accession number 2005.35
Description Inscribed postcard. Front includes a colored drawing of a U.S. Navy sailor looking at a line of six young women, who are labeled: "Russia / Austria / Germany / Italy / England / France". The drawing is captioned: "Gee, But it's Hard to stay Neutral." Additions made to the image in pencil include crossing out the names of the countries and relabeling the young women: "Rest of the folks. / Aunt Anna / Nellie J. / Nellie / You". Also crossed out the word "Hard" in the caption and added "EASY".

Handwritten inscription on back of postcard, transcribed: "Especialy [sic] when one can not see any of them."

14 x 9 cm.

From the service of William E. Letts, Coxswain U.S. Navy. Letts enlisted April 1, 1916, trained at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Illinois, served aboard the U.S.S. Wyoming, and was honorably discharged on March 25, 1920.
Date n.d.
People Letts, William E. "Billie"
Subjects World War I
Postcards
Drawing
Women
Relations between the sexes
Sailors