Postcard from John Pittman to E.C. Winslow

Postcard from John Pittman to E.C. Winslow
Postcard sent by Corporal John Pittman at Camp Polk, LA to E.C. Winslow in Tarboro, NC in July of 1944. Pittman writes of the the "hot as hell" weather and the desire to hear from Winslow and his family soon. The postcard's cartoon cover art features a mother attempting to take her young son into what she thinks is an outhouse, while the guard reminds her: "For the last time, lady- it ain't that kind of a house!"
July 1944
Original Format
13cm x 8cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Nanette Hardison Nov 04 2016

The E. C. Winslow Collection (#1174) contains a variety of postcards. Among them is this funny postcard sent by Corporal John Pittman to E.C. (Edward Cyrus) Winslow. It is from the year 1944 and was sent from Camp Polk, Louisiana. This collection is definitely worth seeing for anyone interested in the World War II era and in postcards. Persons who want to get additional information on this item can go to

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