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Posted 11/29/2015   9:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Claud was a young (23-y/o) man when he set out from a small town in the American Mid-West with "the world's largest travel agency", the United States Army.

We do not know how much older he felt when he returned.

But we do know a lot about where he was, and when he was there, because Claud collected picture postcards throughout his 'visit' to France.

Almost forty (40) cards bear a date, and most bear a further notation, from "we crossed this bridge" to a simple time-of-day.

Of course, it is possible that the dates are simply the date that the individual card was acquired; hopefully, this will be settled 'some day' by mapping the dates & locations on the cards to show a sensible arc of travel or, even better, matching them to a unit's known deployments.

The cards traveled home in Claud's kit; picture postcards with dates & locations would not have passed the censors.

In late 2015, they ended-up in an auction lot, and came into my hands.

I was able to find, by The Magic Of The Net, census records & graves for Claud, his mom, and his dad ... as well as a recent photo of the family home, courtesy of Realtor.com.

I will be posting a few of Claud's cards here on SCF.

Lets begin with the one card bearing an address, stamp & postmark: an American Red Cross Canteen Service postcard sent to his mother before disembarkation to France, which read:

"Dear Mother; We have just been served sandwiches & coffee here. We had the honor of haveing (sic) Miss Wilson the Presidents daughter to serve us. Love Claud"

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 11/30/2015   01:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This looks like it's going to be a great three. I love this type postal history and I look forward to your posts,ikeyPikey, as always.
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A truly great story with that card. Most messages written on postcards are not all that remarkable but the message on your card is memorable
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Very nice ikeyPikey

Cards of both of the World Wars are rich in history.

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Very cool, ikey. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
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