Here are the pictures (Gladys)

Spoiler Alert!
If you look closely at the envelope, you will notice that the address has been crossed out and another “Cleanslate – Special Detail 1 – Wave #1” has been added. Looking at the back of the envelope, there are multiple cancellation stamps. On March 12th, this letter ended up in New York. It has certainly been around the world. I am not exactly sure when Roscoe ended up getting this letter, but stay tuned and we will eventually find out.

Letter transcription:

Kentland Ind
Feb 4 – 1943

Dear Daddy –

Here are the pictures I have been talking about. Two of D and one each of the rest. Look inside the front packet for a laugh. Those are the first we had taken of J – M – & myself – and you can see why we had another sitting.

It is about time for the P.O. to close so have to hurry – as I want to register this.

We are all fine – am sending a v-mail also today.

[page 2]  To date haven’t rec’d the uniform money – got the regular monthly check today.

Excuse the briefness but have to hurry.


P.S. – John said for you to look at those proofs and not let that happen to you.

The rejected proofs no longer exist. Gladys was only wearing the shell necklace in the rejected proof so at this point we don’t know what it looked like. The string broke afterwards. Mark is wearing his military style jacket that he received at Christmas.

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3 thoughts on “Here are the pictures (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Yes, the envelope certainly took a beating. The photos are great. That’s one of my favorite pictures of my mother.


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