|AERO SQUAD, U. S. AVIATION SERVICE|
U. S. MOTORCYCLE CORPS, SHOWING ARMOURED MOTORCYCLE WITH MACHINE GUN
|U. S. ARMY MOTOR TRUCKS|
U. S. FIELD ARTILLERY READY FOR ACTION
|Y. M. C. A. AUDITORIUM|
INTERIOR OF Y. M. C. A.
|MACHINE GUNS READY FOR ACTION|
THREE INCH GUN IN ACTION
|LOADING A FOUR POINT SEVEN SIEGE GUN|
REPAIRING U. S. ARMY FIELD GUN
The twelve views above of the U. S. Army are from a folder postcard that is missing its cover. The folder was probably published by Curt Teich. ( I saw some identical views on individual postcards published by Curt Teich online, but could not find an example of the complete folder.)
If the Army views views can be considered "before" images of the horrors of war, the cartoon postcard below can be considered an "after" image. It has a cartoon by Clare Briggs, an early American comic strip artist. One of his popular comic strips was “Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feelin'?”. The postcard was provided by the Knights of Columbus Committee on War Activities. It was written by a returning soldier, Pvt. Ed A Warner, to his mother in Minneapolis on May 28, 1919. He wrote "In America at last and feeling fine. Will be home toot sweet."
The postcard was sent via "Soldiers Mail" and postmarked in Newport News, Virginia on June 5, 1919. According to the information on the card, Pvt. Warner had arrived on the U. S. S. Aeolus and was going to Camp Dodge. He was a member of Co. G, Reg. 350th, Div. 88.
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