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Image of 1991.181.006 - WWII Poster of a woman writing a letter, January 19, 1945. Poster of a photograph of a woman in pink writing a letter with a ink quill with soldiers in uniforms standing above in the green background being handed letters of mail. Above the top of the poster, the painted text in pink, reads "Be with him  / at every mail call". The word "every" is underlined. Below the bottom of the poster, the text painted in bold and turquoise, reads "V-MAIL IS PRIVATE, RELIABLE, PATRIOTIC". Below the photograph on the left hand side, there is some tiny printed text in bold that reads "PHOTOGRAPH BY LEJAREN a HILLER". Below the photograph on the right hand side is an insignia shaped like a shield with some small bold printed text that reads "NOVA EMANENTS" Below that text above, in the middle, is more small, bold printed text that reads "RECRUITING PUBLICITY BUREAU  /  UNITED STATES ARMY". Next to the insignia on the right are some printed text in bold that reads "PX-73--RPB--1-19-1945--200M". On the back of the poster, towards the bottom middle on the left is an envelope with a return address that says some printed text on the left hand side "WAR DEPARTMENT  /  Recruiting Publicity Bureau  /  Governor's Island, New York   /  OFFICIAL BUSINESS". On the far right of the envelope, the bold printed text reads "PENALTY FOR PRIVATE USE TO AVOID PAYMENT OF POSTAGE,  $300".  In the middle of the envelope is some bold typed text which is the address that says "THE SAN FRANCISCO BANK  /  1435 BURLINGAME AVE.  /  BURLINGAME, CALIF.  /  BK". Below the text above on the side, is some printed text that has a header and says "WHY THIS POSTER IS IMPORTANT" Below the header is some more printed text that are spaced out into paragraphs that say "Mail from home is more than a fighting man's privilege. It is a  /  military necessity, for there probably is no factor so vital to the  /  morale of a fighting man as frequent letters from home.   /  Servicemen tell us that frequent letters from home, no matter how short, are welcome than long, infrequent letters. The  /  serviceman overseas wants a letter at every mail call.  /  But --- as important as these letters are and as much as the men need them, they still rob ships and planes of space that should be   /  saved for vital supplies.  Isn't it obvious that the increased use of  /  V-Mail is an absolute necessity?  /  This poster, from an original color photograph by Lejaran a Hiller, is a major part of the Overseas Mail Program now being conducted  /   for the Army and Navy to urge short, cheerful letters sent the  /  V-Mail way.  /  Your co-operation in displaying this poster in a prominent place will be a real help to our fighting man and to the Army and Navy  /  Postal Services in the tremendous job of dispatching more than   /  fifty million individual pieces of mail every week to American  /  men overseas." 

Dimensions: 26.25 x 22

1991.181.006 - WWII Poster of a woman writing a letter, January 19, 1945. Poster of a photograph of a woman in pink writing a letter with a ink quill with soldiers in uniforms standing above in the green background being handed letters of mail. Above the top of the poster, the painted text in pink, reads "Be with him / at every mail call". The word "every" is underlined. Below the bottom of the poster, the text painted in bold and turquoise, reads "V-MAIL IS PRIVATE, RELIABLE, PATRIOTIC". Below the photograph on the left hand side, there is some tiny printed text in bold that reads "PHOTOGRAPH BY LEJAREN a HILLER". Below the photograph on the right hand side is an insignia shaped like a shield with some small bold printed text that reads "NOVA EMANENTS" Below that text above, in the middle, is more small, bold printed text that reads "RECRUITING PUBLICITY BUREAU / UNITED STATES ARMY". Next to the insignia on the right are some printed text in bold that reads "PX-73--RPB--1-19-1945--200M". On the back of the poster, towards the bottom middle on the left is an envelope with a return address that says some printed text on the left hand side "WAR DEPARTMENT / Recruiting Publicity Bureau / Governor's Island, New York / OFFICIAL BUSINESS". On the far right of the envelope, the bold printed text reads "PENALTY FOR PRIVATE USE TO AVOID PAYMENT OF POSTAGE, $300". In the middle of the envelope is some bold typed text which is the address that says "THE SAN FRANCISCO BANK / 1435 BURLINGAME AVE. / BURLINGAME, CALIF. / BK". Below the text above on the side, is some printed text that has a header and says "WHY THIS POSTER IS IMPORTANT" Below the header is some more printed text that are spaced out into paragraphs that say "Mail from home is more than a fighting man's privilege. It is a / military necessity, for there probably is no factor so vital to the / morale of a fighting man as frequent letters from home. / Servicemen tell us that frequent letters from home, no matter how short, are welcome than long, infrequent letters. The / serviceman overseas wants a letter at every mail call. / But --- as important as these letters are and as much as the men need them, they still rob ships and planes of space that should be / saved for vital supplies. Isn't it obvious that the increased use of / V-Mail is an absolute necessity? / This poster, from an original color photograph by Lejaran a Hiller, is a major part of the Overseas Mail Program now being conducted / for the Army and Navy to urge short, cheerful letters sent the / V-Mail way. / Your co-operation in displaying this poster in a prominent place will be a real help to our fighting man and to the Army and Navy / Postal Services in the tremendous job of dispatching more than / fifty million individual pieces of mail every week to American / men overseas." Dimensions: 26.25 x 22

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