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This color postcard features a group of naval ships in harbor. Sailors are depicted walking along the dock platforms surrounding the ships. Buildings, smoke stacks, and other naval yard equipment is pictured in the distance behind the ships. The title along the top of the card reads "1302--U. S. Torpedo Fleet. Torpedo Boats and Destroyers in Harbor at a United States Navy Yard." Copyright information is in the lower left corner. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a Postcard printed in the United States and provides publisher information, as well as, indication for correspondence and address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked for San Francisco, California, April 22, 1908. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Miss Edna Foster in Palmyra, Missouri. A purple ink stamp beneath the address reads "Missent to Palmyra, Ill's."
I should like to be there for a while but would rather have you here during next month when the big fleet is expected. I hope you do have lots of fruit. A pretty sight I know to see your orchard in bloom. With love, E. J. Nelson
Edward H. Mitchell
Postcards; United States. Navy--Navy yards; United States. Navy--Ships
San Francisco, CA
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Naval Battleship Subcollection
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)
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