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#926 world war I nerd

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 10:11 AM

This beautifully designed Italian postcard, "Libertas", presumably commemorates America's entry into the Great War on the side of the Allied Nations, one of which was Italy.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 10:13 AM

So far, I think I've posted three other postcards (four counting this one) from the twelve card "Comical Kaiser" series. I have two more from this series on the way, so there's six more designs I need to track down.

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 01:36 PM

Hello and Merry Christmas! 

 

Look what I found yesterday!  I am thrilled to be able to add a contribution here.

 

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I hope you haven't already posted this one, but It'd take till next year if I had to start looking through all the cards here, 

 

There is no markings on the card to say who created or printed it, but it does look like a style that you have posted before. 

 

Enjoy!

 

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 01:56 PM

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.

 

The Vacant Chair #2

 

I thought there was something familiar about this.  This is based on a Civil War era poem and subsequent song.

 

https://petersonhist...cant-chair.html

 

This goes back to the concept of an "honorable death" which predated the Civil War.

 

Obviously the card is much later than that, but I am surprised that such a romantic concept continued to linger.

 

I heard an online book review of "The Republic of Suffering" that discussed how such notions changed due to the horrific mass casualties of the Civil War.

 

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/0375703837

 

Families tried to comfort themselves with the thought that their loved one had "died well" for a noble cause, at least at the beginning stages of the war.

 

As casualties rose terrifically from even single engagements, the fervent hope that loved ones "died well" in the face of mass bombardments and grape shot.



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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:17 AM

Yet another write me a letter postcard. This example was designed by Bernhardt Wall.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:19 AM

Sticking with the "please write" theme, here's a card bearing a pennant that was intended to bear either the hometown or training camp from which the postcard originated.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:20 AM

One of many postcards printed in France bearing the likeness of President Woodrow Wilson.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:22 AM

And, one of many U.S. printed postcards bearing an image of President Woodrow Wilson.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:22 AM

1908 dated patriotic sailor boy hoisting "old Glory".

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:24 AM

Another 1908 dated postcard depicting "Naval Maneuvers".

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:25 AM

One from the "War Mottoes with U.S. Flag" series which is composed of twelve designs.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:26 AM

"Buy Liberty Bonds" postcard printed by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:33 AM

This is part of a series of postcards, all of which are devoted to Camp Wadsworth which was located near Spartanburg, South Carolina. I think I've already posted three other designs from this series, and I've seen one other design online. So I speculate that there are at least six, or possibly, as many as twelve designs total.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:40 AM

I can't quite figure out who the polishers and menders mentioned in this postcard might be.

 

To my knowledge, soldiers mended and polished their own shoes and clothing up until late 1917. in addition, each company usually had it's own tailor and shoe cobbler to handle more complicated repairs that were beyond the skill level of the average soldier. Then in early 1918, The Salvage Service was established in France to take care of laundering, sterilizing, and repairing the shoes and garment worn by the Doughboys.

 

Any guesses as to who, or what organization was "bulging with pride" because they polished and mended the shoes and clothing worn by American soldiers?

 

I'm stumped?

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Posted Yesterday, 10:03 AM

One more WW I homesick themed postcard designed by Archie Gunn.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:03 AM

As above ... ditto, Archie Gunn.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:05 AM

Something about this Alamo card design suggests that it might be post-war, But I can't definitely state that that is the case.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:07 AM

Another "Home Town" series offering with a blank pennant still begging for the name of an American city.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:08 AM

"Army and Navy Forever" postcard.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:09 AM

This is the first example I've come across from a twelve design series titled, "Religious Patriotic Message".

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Posted Yesterday, 10:11 AM

Another one of the Czech Army recruitment postcards that were designed to appeal to the Czech population who'd immigrated to America.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:12 AM

WW I victory/peace postcard.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:14 AM

Postcard depicting the wartime patriotic art of Gordon Grant.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:16 AM

This is the third example  that I've purchased and posted here from an untitled series of patriotic postcards designed by an unknown artist..

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Posted Yesterday, 08:35 PM

Something about this Alamo card design suggests that it might be post-war, But I can't definitely state that that is the case.


Sounds to me like it's for some kind of veteran reunion.
Mikie


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