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Envelope sent from Mrs. John Slingerland, 3852 Lurline Dr., Honolulu, to Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Haskell, 177 Ardmore Rd., Berkeley, California. Posted on December 9, 1941 at 2:00pm. Envelope is an Air Mail enveloped ringed in red and blue stripes and has a green 20 cent United States Air Mail stamp with an airplane on it. Stamped across the stamp are the words "BUY DEFENSE SAVINGS BONDS AND STAMPS". Written in ink on the reverse of the envelope is "Came on the first clipper after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor" and "2nd" indicating that it is the second letter in a series of two that were sent. Written in faint pencil along the bottom is "from Mrs. Beth Haskell Slingerland"
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date made
place made
United States: Hawaii, Oahu, Pearl Harbor
associated place
United States: Hawaii, Oahu, Pearl Harbor
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Communication, letter writing
related event
Pearl Harbor, Attack on
World War II
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Slingerland Pearl Harbor Letters
Data Source
National Museum of American History