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Title Postcard: "You know I'm lonesome." Postmarked Hoboken, Aug. 17, 1918; U.S. Post Office added inkstamp: Buy War Stamps from your Letter Carrier.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2015.008.0001
Collection World War I Collection
Credit Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Postcard: "You know I'm lonesome." Postmarked Hoboken, August 17, 1918; U.S. Post Office added inkstamp message: Buy War Stamps from your Letter Carrier.

Color lithographed card, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" wide; divided back.

Publisher: Edward Gross Co., N.Y.
Series: Smile Messengers
Stock no.: Comic No. 423

Promotional message added by a department of the federal government (Post Office was then a cabinet department) to raise additional revenue to be used towards government expenditures for World War I efforts.
Date 1918
Year Range from 1918.0
Year Range to 1918.0
Search Terms Post Office
World War I
World War
Caption front
Imagefile 322\20150080001.TIF
Classification War
Social & Personal Activity
Postal Services