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Camp Atterbury, Ind.

 
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Posted 03/18/2020   4:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Hounddog Bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This camp is recognized as officially opening on June 2, 1942.
What would the printing process be for this postcard, it seems like it has a cloth texture on the front?

Cheers, Bill


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The cloth-textured cards are called "linens".

This was a dominant form of production in the USA for ~20 years, until the Modern PhotoChromes came along.

A fun specialty is collecting the garishly-colored linens; you'll know one when you see one.

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To run off on a tangent ... Per Postal Bulletin #18457, dated 7/1/1942, the Camp Atterbury post office opened on July 15, 1942 as a classified branch of Columbus, IN. Here is a first day of operation cover:



The Camp had a machine cancel in operation by late September 1942. Many tens of thousands of troops went through Camp Atterbury. My father was assigned there briefly in 1944 and passed through again in 1946 when discharged.

One of the few WWII-era buildings yet standing in Camp is the chapel built by the Italian POWs. The Camp has a very nice military museum for anyone traveling in the area.
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Posted 03/18/2020   7:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hounddog Bill to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"One of the few WWII-era buildings yet standing in Camp is the chapel built by the Italian POWs. The Camp has a very nice military museum for anyone traveling in the area."

When I was researching this postcard I saw one of the church you mention,
I believe it's only 16' X 20' .
The museum would surely interest me.

Cheers, Bill
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