1943 Black Americana postcard ‘Honey I Hope’s You’re thinking about ME…’

Image of African-American lady walking along path, with basket on her head. Sent by pilot in training to his wife.

Honey I Hope’s You’re thinking about ME   Because I is suttingly got you on mah mind

On front, 72 (bottom right).

On back


Military card: 'Free' postage. Postmarked “Sumter S.C. AUG 16 1943

Sent by Cpl. Herman C. Oudings(?) to his wife in Laurens S.D. He was stationed at Shaw Field, Sumter S.C., in the 455th B & J Sq.

Ink from partial postal strike on front. Back is toned.

I do not support the sentiments expressed in this card I offer it as a testament of the culture of those times.


Colourpicture (1938-1969) Boston and Cambridge, MA

A major publisher and printer of linen view-cards of the United States. They later went on to publish photochromes and small spiral bound picture booklets under the name trade name Plastichrome in the 1950's.


Shaw Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 8.4 miles (13.5 km) west-northwest of downtown Sumter, South Carolina.

In October 1942, the flight training was changed to Advanced (Phase III) flying training and AT-6 Texan single-engine and Beech AT-10 twin-engine trainers were used. During World War II, the Army Air Forces Pilot School, under the AAF Southeast Training Center trained more than 8,600 pilots in the basic and advanced flying curriculum, its graduates were then sent to Advanced Flight Training in single or multi-engine aircraft.


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