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Chase, Ernest Dudley, (1878- ) Service Stamps from World War I

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07810.106 Author/Creator: Chase, Ernest Dudley, (1878- ) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Stamp Date: 6 November 1917 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Partial sheet of stamps supporting American soldiers overseas. Envelope reads, "One Hundred Service Stamps: These stamps upon your letters, To all the world will say, 'I'm proud because my loved one Serves Uncle Sam today.'" 75 stamps, depicting a red rectangle outline with a single blue star in the center, included.

People: Chase, Ernest Dudley, 1878-.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: American Symbols and Seals, Post Office, World War I, Military History, Charity and Philanthropy, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs

Sub Era: World War One