Wartime postcards are among my favorite finds. This one features two famous Parisian landmarks on the reverse.
The Treaty of Versailles had been signed and Armistice Day was not far off when this postcard was censored by a U.S. Army Captain. The Great War was all but over for this soldier who apparently had some free time to visit Brussels. I can’t imagine what harrowing things he experienced during his service in Europe, but I am glad he seemed to make it through.
More information about WWI postcards via the Smithsonian National Postal Museum: http://arago.si.edu/record_76880_img_1.html
France Apr 8/19
Your kind letter received and was very glad to hear from you. Had a pleasant visit to Brussels Belg. and Paris. Oh you Paris. Hope this finds you well.
Censored by Captain U.S. Army
- Mrs. R. P. Alexander
- 3344 Ruckle St
- Indianapolis, Ind. USA
Postmark: U.S. Army with “Passed as Censored” Stamp
Image: Place de la Concorde, Paris. Obelisk with the Arc de Triomphe in the distance.