Monday, June 27, 2011

loading cotton

This card, which shows longshoremen loading cotton in the Texas port of Galveston, was mailed in 1943 by a naval lieutenant on a four-day leave there, a place he calls "a terribly crowded town." He was waiting to hear from the Navy about a commission and, I suppose, to be mobilized. There is no stamp on the card; instead the word 'free' is written in the space for the stamp.