Tag Archives: Navy

Message from a Sailor: Frank Laine

“Dearest Patty: How’s your scrap book coming, dear? I’m afraid I’ve just about run out of pictures but will keep on looking. Love Daddy.” I have several cards from Specialist Frank Laine that he sent to his daughter of Hawaii. … Continue reading

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A Moth Leads an Awful Life

I found this card at my last meeting, and I originally passed it over. The front just shows a barge entering the Memphis Terminals in Memphis, Tennessee. But then I read the message on the back: “And then there was … Continue reading

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Message from a Serviceman: David Freightenburgh

“Dearest Emma How are you, Darling? I am fine other than being lonesome for you. But I’ll most likely see you in a little while, I hope. How is Dad, and Mom? I hope okay. Have you seen Mom F. … Continue reading

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U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois

When browsing through military postcards, chances are you’ll find a card featuring┬áthe U.S. Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. There are a lot of real photo postcards that aren’t one of a kind. The U.S.N.T.C. was imagined in 1905 … Continue reading

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Sunday Comic 3/23/14

While a lot of Mutoscope cards show pin-ups, and not all of them are even postcards, this card is a military comic of a sailor being shot out of the ship’s guns. “I didn’t know he was still cleaning inside!” … Continue reading

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Sunday Comic 3/16/14

There is a series of Dick Tracy postcards from World War II where every card has lines in Dick Tracy’s speech balloon to be filled in. The soldier who sent this Dick Tracy card was also named Dick, but instead … Continue reading

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Army and Navy Insignia

This postcard gives a nice breakdown of of all the different insignia for the Army and the Navy. A “guide” like this is useful when looking at old photos of soldiers dressed in uniform. The sender, Cliff Eddy, circled the … Continue reading

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