WWI and WWII Letter Pouches, Pillow Covers and Pin Back Buttons. Unless noted, these items were sold at most military bases regularly but became significantly more popular during WWI and WWII.
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Handkerchief Envelopes for storing handkerchiefs. Satin â€śU.S. Army Friendship Hankiesâ€ť with cream cover, mint green along the top and on the inside. Writing in deep blue with large eagle emblem and poem called â€śFriendship.â€ť Inside has a ribbon band of embroidered flowers to hold hankies. The back is pale orange.
WWI Letter Pouch (cream)
WWI Letter Pouch in cream satin with a pink ribbon border and a framed rectangle embroidered with pink flowers with words â€śTo my Friendâ€ť and a gold tone â€śUSAâ€ť pin.The inside cream cover has a silk screen picture of a woman in profile framed within a flower printed heart, and the profile of soldier in an oval frame with an eagle standing on 2 crossed rifles. In the center between the two portraits is another flag, the words â€śForget Me Notâ€ť and a 4 lines poem. Includes eagle pin that says â€śCMTCM,â€ť with crossed rifles and the initials â€śHM.â€ť The inside of the bottom has a pocket made of flag fabric with 48 stars. Pouch 7â€ť x 10-1/2.â€ť DATE: Circa 1917.
WII Letter Pouch (red)
WWII Letter Pouch in red satin trimmed with purple ribbon and hand painted red flowers and green leaves. Says, â€śMotherâ€ť and in the corner â€śUS Navyâ€ť with an anchor. The inside of the cover is cream with four roses creating a frame and in the middle the word â€śMotherâ€ť with a 4 line poem. The inside of the bottom has a pocket made of flag fabric with 48 stars. Pouch 7â€ť x 9.â€ť DATE:1940s.
WII Letter Pouch (deep pink)
WWII Letter Pouch in deep pink satin, the word â€śSweetheart hand-painted on a diagonal between two red roses. The inside of the pouch is cream satin with a poem â€śSweetheartâ€ť and on the bottom is a pocket that says â€śUS Armyâ€ť with pink flowers. Inside the pocket is a tiny piece of light blue fabric pair of underpants w/cream lace trim, and written on them is â€śUS Armyâ€ť on one side and on the other, â€śTo my Sweetheart.â€ť There is a picture of Cupid, silk screened in black w/a poem titled â€śSweetheart.â€ť 7â€ť x 11.â€ť DATE:1940s
World War Service â€śSisterâ€ť Pillow Cover (pink and white)
World War Service â€śSisterâ€ť pink and white silk cover, navy back and gray fringe, says â€śUSA Camp Gordon Atlanta, Gaâ€ť and in the upper left corner is the image of a doughboyâ€™s face set inside a star w/American, French and British flags, and on top of the star there is an American Eagle holding a ribbon w/the words â€śWorld War Service.â€ť In the lower right corner is â€śLady Justiceâ€ť with her sword and shield and the eagle with the words, â€śE Pluribus Unum 1918.â€ť Circa: 1918
WWI â€śMotherâ€ť Pillow Cover (pale pink)
WWI â€śMotherâ€ť pale pink cotton cover w/yellow fabric back and pink fringe; printed image of a woman inside a picture frame with an American flag on each side and 3 red carnations reads â€śMotherâ€ť with a 4 line poem. DATE: Circa 1917.
Navy â€śMotherâ€ť Pillow Cover (yellow)
Navy â€śMotherâ€ť yellow acetate cover with dark green fringe. In the center is a poem to â€śMother,â€ť framed with a rope, roses and anchor. Ribbon over anchor reads â€śOur Navy Americaâ€™s Guardian USN.â€ť Center top has an American eagle and American coat of arms, bordered by cruiser and aircraft carrier. Along the bottom is a battleship, a seaplane, submarine and destroyer. DATE: Circa 1941.
Navy â€śWifeâ€ť Pillow Cover (light pink and blue)
Navy â€śWifeâ€ť light pink and blue acetate cover with a peach cotton back and blue and yellow fringe. The center picture says â€śUS NAVY, US Navy Training School â€“ Ames, Iowa with a picture of a ship printed in center, it reads Poem â€śTo My Wife; top left corner the American Eagle standing on an anchor, top right corner an anchor formed by people says, â€śA Human Picture Composed of Blue Jackies in Uniform.â€ť 17â€ť sq. DATE: 1940s
Navy â€śMotherâ€ť Pillow Cover (pink)
Navy â€śMotherâ€ť pink acetate cover with a teal back and yellow fringe. Printed in the center in large navy blue letters, â€śU.S.Navy,â€ť to left â€śIn service for my country and You,â€ť on the right is a large â€śV,â€ť in the middle â€śCamp Peary, Vaâ€ť Along the bottom left is a 2â€ť bee with a sailorâ€™s hat and gun with the word â€śSeabees,â€ť to the right a framed poem â€śto My Motherâ€ť DATE: Circa: 1941.
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