V-Mail During World War II

Title

V-Mail During World War II

Description

In both world wars, letter writing was a popular means of improving the morale of troops overseas. During the latter years of World War II, V-mail became a popular and inexpensive way of communicating with loved ones. V-mail letter forms could be purchased inexpensively at stores or post offices.
Completed forms were then photographed, put on film, flown overseas, reproduced at mail centers and delivered to the recipients. This 1942 poster produced by the Government Printing Office promotes the usage of V-mail as being reliable, fast and patriotic.

Creator

Office of War Information domestic photographic units

Date

Circa 1942

Source

LOC & University of North Texas

Source: Library of Congress Catalog No. 93511448 Source: Library of Congress, "On the Home Front. America During World War I & II".

Relation

See also United States Postal Service July 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2015.

Link to Smithsonian National Postal Museum V-Mail Exhibit

Rights

Library of Congress

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Office of War Information domestic photographic units

Format

Poster

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

Postal

Coverage

War Mail

Files

reachyourboysoverseas.png

Reference

Office of War Information domestic photographic units, V-Mail During World War II, Library of Congress, Circa 1942

Cite As

Office of War Information domestic photographic units, “V-Mail During World War II,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/70.