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Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.137 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Fort Bliss, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1942 Pagination: 8 p. ; 15.3 x 22.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond tells Estelle about a recent visit to the "Casanova", a Mexican restaurant, where one of the dancers danced with him. Sidney also describes the process of crossing the Mexican border across the Santa Fe bridge..


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryDiet and nutritionEntertaining and HospitalityWomen's HistoryLatin and South America

Sub Era: World War II

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