The Treaty of Versailles had not yet been signed, but Umberger can certainly see the light at the end of the tunnel. With a location-less postmark from the U.S. Army Postal Service, there’s no telling exactly from where in Europe this postcard was sent. Umberger would likely have been in the vicinity of Bar-le-Duc at some point to have acquired the image of this town in Northwest France. Hopefully he arrived back on American soil not long after his postcard did.
I have two postcards from this WWI soldier, A.C. Umberger. Here is the other, sent in March 1919.
A pretty nice place. Hope to be home soon to play with you but there is no sign of moving yet.
- Miss Jean T. Hunter
- 326 E. Bucynus St.
- Crestline, Ohio
Postmark: U.S. Army Postal Service, Feb 18, 1919 / “Passed as censored” stamp