[Field service postcard]

One of 15 postcards in the series: Folder 1: Correspondence: 44 WWI Postcards, c.1918 available on this site.

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A pre-printed field service postcard. The postcard has explicit instructions on how to fill out, saying the postcard will be destroyed if extra information is added, and to include only a date and signature. The handwriting at the bottom of the postcard is signed by John H. Carper and dated August 16, 1918. Carper has crossed out generated sentences, stating he is quite well and has received someone's letter dated July 18, 1918. On the back of the postcard, the addressee is Mrs. John H. Carper at 818 Austin St., Houston, Texas.

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1 postcard ; 8.5 x 11.5 cm.

Creation Information

Carper, John H. August 16, 1918.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: John H. Carper WWI Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 448 times, with 121 in the last month. More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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A pre-printed field service postcard. The postcard has explicit instructions on how to fill out, saying the postcard will be destroyed if extra information is added, and to include only a date and signature. The handwriting at the bottom of the postcard is signed by John H. Carper and dated August 16, 1918. Carper has crossed out generated sentences, stating he is quite well and has received someone's letter dated July 18, 1918. On the back of the postcard, the addressee is Mrs. John H. Carper at 818 Austin St., Houston, Texas.

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1 postcard ; 8.5 x 11.5 cm.

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  • Preferred Citation: John H. Carper WWI Collection (AR0750), University of North Texas Special Collections

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John H. Carper WWI Collection

A selection of WWI-era postcards collected by John H. Carper during his service in the Army.

World War One Collection

Materials focusing on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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  • August 16, 1918

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Feb. 25, 2020, 9:21 p.m.

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  • Feb. 28, 2020, 10:56 p.m.

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Carper, John H. [Field service postcard], postcard, August 16, 1918; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1614134/: accessed May 8, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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