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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:08 AM

This unusual, both in design and content, depicts an American soldier promising that he will be true to his girl while away overseas.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:09 AM

One of the twelve designs from the "War Correspondence" series.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:13 AM

Not sure what the meaning of "The Huns Would Have It" has to do with the arrival of the 'Sammy's" in France, but it clearly depicts a youthful Yank in one of the French port cities.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:13 AM

Oh good, got my periodic dose of these cards. I may not always have a useful comment, but do enjoy seeing them. Since it is Thanksgiving weekend, just thought I'd say Thanks for your efforts documenting them for us.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:15 AM

This unusual, both in design and content, depicts an American soldier promising that he will be true to his girl while away overseas.


Yeah, this one is pretty different. Any idea who made it?

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:44 AM

Mikie, you're welcome. I'm happy to share. I'm still amazed at how many of these things were made. Probably on average, I see at least five new ones every week on eBay alone! Right now, there are 14 patriotic postcards currently in the mail on their way to me. Plus, there's also around 21 listings on eBay I'm considering bidding on. So I guess what I'm saying is that there's still plenty of them out there.

 

There's no ID as to the company that made that weird postcard. Judging by the card's reverse, it looks to have been made in the U.S. It also bears a January 1917 or 1918 (the last numeral of the year is illegible) U.S. postmark from Harriso(n?), Ohio. So far. I've never seen any other U.S. made postcards like that one. it's most singular!



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:18 PM

I missed out on these last week.  An interesting window into the early 1900's.

 

A couple notes for you:

 

On post #895, "President Wilson and Humanity are protesting the subject of Acona."

 

According to Wikipedia:  On 23 May 1915, Italy entered World War I and joined the Entente Powers. In 1915, following Italy's entry, the battleship division of the Austro-Hungarian Navy carried out extensive bombardments causing great damage to all installations and killing several dozen people.[14] Ancona was one of the most important Italian ports on the Adriatic Sea during the Great War.

 

https://en.wikipedia...mporary_history

 

The lower text is roughly, "Quickly, get my "writing machine" (typewriter?) It is necessary that I write another document."  It's hard to tell if the cartoon is mocking Wilson for not taking more substantive action, or if it praising him for protesting the bombardment. Those look to be other documents floating behind him, possibly about other outrages and incidents.

 

On post #897:

 

I think that might be British.  Note the use of the terms "Boches" and "bloomin Huns".

 

On post #886:

 

Join the Navy and see the World.  Pretty much the same recruiting pitch used today.  I like the details referring to Japan, China and Manila Bay.  That is a huge ship behind him.

 

And finally, post #887:

 

Sailors in port, and young ladies on the beach... things never change.  Notice the young ladies are averting their gaze!

 

Thanks for sharing!  Looking forward to more. 



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:35 AM

Gil, your observations are much appreciated, especially the "Bloomin Huns" one ... definitely  British - not an American card!

 

More Navy antics as drawn by Pettie in 1918.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:38 AM

A pretty neat Navy postcard mailed from Brazil to Scranton, Pa by an unnamed sailor in 1908 documenting the date he crossed the equator on January 5, 1907.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:41 AM

One from the "Home Town" series, which I believe is made up of twelve postcards comprised of six big-headed ladies with pennants to be filled in with the appropriate home town, and six big-headed soldier boys, also with pennants, longing for a letter from their home town.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:43 AM

Not sure if this card was manufactured before WW I or during the war. However, I lean more towards it being a pre-war card.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:45 AM

This is the perfect postcard for anyone, soldier or otherwise, who wants to know how to say, "Put it there pal," in French.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:49 AM

Another French made "Remembrance" postcard in which the center picture could be cut out and replaced by an image of the sender. in this case the card is addressed to an AEF soldier (Phillip Verdun, Company F, 108th Ammunition Train), instead of being sent by one.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:51 AM

The purpose of this postcard designed for home-front consumption is plainly obvious.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:52 AM

One more offering designed by the prolific Bernhardt Wall.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:53 AM

One more of the twelve designs that make up the "War Motto Pennant" series.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:55 AM

A very nicely designed 1918 Mother's Day postcard.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 09:54 AM

Comical Soldier series; Mr. Rookie.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 09:55 AM

This one, designed by Clare Ungell, is from an untitled comical soldier series, from which I've already posted several designs.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 09:57 AM

"The Bugle Call" is one of twelve "Flag series with mottoes" designs.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 09:58 AM

"For My Flag and Country" is just a black and white photo that's been jazzed up with a bit of color.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 10:01 AM

"From the Sunny South" is also part of an untitled series, of which I've seen five or six designs, but posted only one so far (two if you include this one). each design depicts a red, whit and blue clad maiden from a different region of the United States.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 10:05 AM

The next five postcards all feature Uncle Sam, as envisioned by various artists from France, Italy, England and the USA.

 

This is an American design, which of course is part of an untitled series printed in black and red. Each card in the series depicts America's favorite uncle abusing Germany's Kaiser in one way or another. To my knowledge, I've posted all of the designs that are known to me. Maybe there's more?

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 10:07 AM

"Vive La France", or "France for Ever", a French made card, was designed by an Austrian artist, and a longtime resident of France by the name of Xavier Sanger.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 10:09 AM

"Brothers in Arms" is a British design showing Britain's John Bull, marching alongside of America's Uncle Sam.

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