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Catalog Number 2002.15.8
Object Name Postcard, Inscribed
Accession number 2002.15
Description A postcard from Russell Oliver Weathers to Mrs. C. A. Crale in La Monte Missouri, dated April 6, 1919

The front of the postcard contains a colored sketch of national flags with their respective national flowers. The blue text in the center reads 'Allies' Flags & Flowers.' The flags and flowers are around the boarder, with a caption for each listing the name of the nation and the flower. At the top, and the largest flag on the card, is the American flag accompanied with Golden Rod. To the right and then around the boarder is the French flag with the Fleur-de-lys, the Portuguese flag with the daffodil, the Belgian flag with the forget-me-not, the Japanese flag with the chrysanthemum, the Cuban flag with Jasmine, the Irish flag with the shamrock, the Canadian flag with the maple leaf, the Italian flag with the laurel, the Australian flag with the wattle, the Scottish flag with the thistle, and finally the flag of Great Britain with the rose.

On the back of the card is a short message but it is rather illegible.

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 7, 1919
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
Subjects Flags
Flowers
Inscribed postcard
Search Terms American Expeditionary Forces