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Catalog Number 2005.35.7u
Object Name Postcard, Inscribed
Accession number 2005.35
Description Inscribed postcard sent to, transcribed: "Miss B. Smith / 2503 S. 10th. / St. Joseph / Mo." from William "Billie" Letts. Front of postcard includes a color cartoon of a man falling out of a hammock and includes the caption: "First nights experience / sleeping in a hammock". Text at bottom of cartoon: "ONLY 8 ft. MORE".

Handwritten inscription on back of postcard, transcribed: "This is just what it is like a fellow's hammock is only 10 feet from the floor. Will write a nice long letter soon. Have been so busy. I'am a mess cook for awhile. / Billie Letts". Date stamped April 22, 1916.

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 April 22, 1916
People Letts, William E. "Billie"
Subjects World War I
Postcards
Hammocks
Cartoons (Commentary)