American postcard from World War I

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Title
Scott Catalogue 499
Postcard produced in the USA. World War I. Front has a color illustration of a grimacing soldier in a hole with a shovel and the caption reads: “ We’ll dig a trench that’ll end in Berlin.” The opposite side has handwritten message by George ("Geo"). Addressed to Mr. Adolph C. Lutz, New York City, New York. Postmarked Upton Branch, Brooklyn, New York.
Message reads: 7/4/18 Dear Adolph, Haven’t had a chance to write; but wrote Claire. Some change. Give my love to Pa, and tell him I am well. Wish I had been at Merritt over the fourth, I would have enjoyed the holiday. Leo
National Postal Museum
Medium
paper; ink
Dimensions
Height x Width: 3 7/16 × 5 1/2 in. (8.73 × 13.97 cm)
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On View
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Place
New York
July 4, 1918
Type
Covers & Associated Letters
Object number
0.260305.12.10.1