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Real Photo Postcard of a young African-American man in a U.S. Navy sailor's uniform, his cap bears the name "USS Prometheus." Postmarked Norfolk, Va. 1919.

3.5 x 5.5, postally used, creased, soiled, edges curling else good. Written on the back: "Dear-- This is one I had taken awhile back how do you like it. Hope to be home soon. Hubby." Addressed to a Mrs. Curry W. Harris in Indianapolis, Indiana. Based out of Norfolk, Virginia, the repair ship USS Prometheus spent part of World War I in Bermuda as part of the Atlantic Fleet, later going to Brest, France. In January 1919 the ship left France and sailed to NY for an assignment dealing with the maintenance of overseas troop ships. Transferred to the west coast in 1923, she continued in service until she was decommissioned in 1924.


Book Id: 98-8625

Price: $25.00

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