This photo postcard shows US soldiers lining up to get cigarettes from a big wooden box held by a nurse. The caption above the card indicates that the "Sammies" are at the station in Austerlitz and the nurse is a French nurse. The card is entitled U.S. Soldiers in France. It is card 1933. The card is in good condition with minor corner bumping but it is clean and postally used.
The card has a railroad postmark from the Detroit & St. Louis railway. The card was postmarked in September 27, 1917. There is a canceled stamp. There is an address and message in ink on the card.
The message reads: Decatur Ill, Stopping here for an hour. How is Milwaukee. Will be in St. Louis soon. Rainfall the time. Walter.
GENEALOGY: The card is addressed to Mr. Jos. Ganojuski. No. 3 Mitchell St. Milwaukee, Wis.