Postcard showing a young sailor leaning over, from behind, a young woman. They are holding both hands. In large letters across the top is "ADVANCE!". In a white box toward the bottom is "We know a ship can hug the shore,/ I'd rather hug a girl." Reverse: Manuscript: Dear Brother/I am/still at the station/and don't know why./I will get of, but/I guess it will be/soon, for they are getting/ready war so that if/war breaks out they will/have us ready. John/read men at the Cals[?]/having stay and they might/send us there. [Illegible] A. Jem" One cent stamp in upper right with USS Constellatin cancellation, dated November 12, 1913. Addressed to "Mr. [Illegible] Jem/109 Maine St./Amherst Mass".
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