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Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) to Sylvia Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0713 Author/Creator: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) Place Written: Salem, OR Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 May 1943 Pagination: 8 p. : envelope ; 14 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Moe is staying in a hotel because he got an overnight pass into town. He responds to Sylvia's letters and thanks her for the sketch of their living room as it really made him feel like he was home.

Background Information: Abraham & Straus (A&S)- downtown Brooklyn Department Store. Ebinger- Brooklyn bakery

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryHome Furnishings

Sub Era: World War II

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