Postcard From a Soldier

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Postcard From a Soldier

By: Lori Williamson | WW1 Daybook | September 8, 2018

This rectangular postcard was written to Oscar H. Olson in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on September 6th, 1918. The front of this postcard is of a colorized picture of soldiers sitting with a few standing. At the top left an image of an eagle carrying an American flag and shield. “Got our uniforms today” is written on the front. The back of this postcard has a handwritten message from Bob.


Well whats doing in St. P.
We are piling lumber & handling mules for a spell and its some work.
Co 24 161st Depot Brigade
Camp Grant
Write soon and often

Minnesota Historical Society Collections 1992.227.101