It is 1943, the war in the Pacific is raging, and your son has just reported for duty in the U.S. Navy; what could possibly ease your mind but a postcard from the boy. This is a pictorial collection prepared by the U.S. Government for recruits to send home from the Great Lakes Training Station. These are actual color photos showing mom & dad just what is happening during that training. This folder of 18 photographs is a genuine Curteich - Chicago Art Color Tone on linen. There is an official description of the training station, its facilities and history written specifically to send home to parents and other loved ones. In this text it mentions the need for naval personnel and equipment due to the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Photos show young men trying out hammocks, learning flag signals, at a tug of war, rolling clothes for duffel bags, exercising, in the chow line, and getting mail from home. All the things a mother worries about. The coloration in this folder is gorgeous. It has been addressed and post marked with the three cent stamp surviving. The corners are soft; imagine how many times mom & pop showed it off; but all photos are in great shape.
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