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Catalog Number 2005.35.7y
Object Name Postcard, Inscribed
Accession number 2005.35
Description Inscribed postcard to: "Miss Bertha E. Smith / 2503 S. 10th St. / St. Joseph, / Mo." from William Letts. Front of postcard includes a cartoon drawing of a boy in a sailor's uniform with the text: "'We never start anything we can't finish".

Handwritten inscription on back of postcard, transcribed: "Won't you please drop a poor lonesome sailor a few lines to let him know if you are all well or not? / William E. Letts / Newport News / Va." Date stamped June 6, 1917.

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 June 6, 1917
People Letts, William E. "Billie"
Subjects World War I
Postcards
Cartoons (Commentary)
Children
Children playing soldiers