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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:08 PM

A card illustrating that American soldiers come in all shapes and sizes.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:09 PM

In civilian life the domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning and laundry were rarely done by men.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:10 PM

This card echoes the above sentiment.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:12 PM

The garment that Uncle Sam provided did not escape the notice of postcard designers..

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

Just about every aspect of a new recruit's training was portrayed in one way or another on wartime postcards.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:14 PM

How the soldiers got to Europe was also a subject that drew a lot of attention. Although, I'm pretty sure that this method was never used.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:15 PM

Nor was this method.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:16 PM

It's amazing that even sea sickness was deemed to be appropriate subject matter for a postcard

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:17 PM

And yet another card depicting Doughboys "feeding the fishes">

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:18 PM

Once "Over There" the French printed their own welcome to the "Sammies", "Yanks" and "Doughboys" in the form of postcards.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:20 PM

Quite a few postcards depicting the French Female populations interaction with the "Sammies" were also printed.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:21 PM

Some French postcards were bordering on scandalous ...

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:23 PM

I'll let everyone digest this first installment of the patriotic postcards before I post more.

 

Please comment or post your own postcards.

 

 

A heroic French tribute to the arrival of the Americans.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:38 AM

Some nice cards there. I'll need to look, but don't think I have any unusual ones to share. Lets see some more!
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:49 AM

Thanks for noticing Mikie. Yes, please do look to see if you have any other than normal WW I era postcards.

 

Continuing with the French theme, here's one boasting that the arrival of the Sammies will bring about a swift victory.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:50 AM

Another French Femme Fatale wit a rather fanciful depiction of the WW I U.S. Army uniform.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:52 AM

This European postcard (not entirely sure of its origin) shows another fantasy U.S. Army WW I uniform.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:53 AM

Going back to the pre-WW I postcards, this 1907 dated card pokes fun at the hardness of Army hardtack.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:55 AM

A romanticized interpretation of the 1898 battle for San Juan Hill during the Spanish American war. 

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:56 AM

1914 dated card that can be converted into toy soldiers.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:57 AM

1917-ish patriotic Navy themed card.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:58 AM

Quite naturally, the American Eagle also frequently showed up on wartime patriotic postcards.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:59 AM

American flag, the American Red Cross & America's military card.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:00 AM

Uncle Sam getting ready to duke it out with Germany.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:01 AM

Uncle Sam & a Doughboy.

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