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U. S. Army Signal Corps; C. T. Art Colortone
This color postcard depicts five scenes from Camp Shelby. Clockwise from upper left to the center, the images are as follows: a line of four military tanks, a single military tank, a long line of military tanks being driven by uniformed men, a single military tank driven by two uniformed men, a uniformed man pointing a gun while sitting on a motorbike. The title in the upper right reads "Camp Shelby, Camp Shelby, Miss." "U. S. Armored Regiment" is typed in the bottom center and the photographer and publisher are named in opposing bottom corners. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard. A green one cent postage stamp is in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Camp Shelby, Mississippi, June 30, 1941. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mr. Ermal T. G. Damm in Wadesville, Indiana.
Dear Brother, How is everbody [sic]? I am fine and like it better every day. Am gaining weight. By the time I get home I will be as fat as dad. How did the wheat crop turn out. [sic] Haven't heard from you all week. Will drop around before long. Have plenty of money when I get there so we can celebrate. For you don't get much in the army. Write whenever you have time. Yours brother Bill.
Curt Teich and Co., Inc.
Postcards; Picture postcards; Hattiesburg, MS; Military Training Camps--United States; Camp Shelby (MS)
Hattiesburg, MS; Camp Shelby, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Hattiesburg Sub-Collection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University