Buffalo, NY: Camp Specialty Co, 1944. Silk color illustrated souvenir pillow cover from Army Sgt Charles B. Russell, who was serving "somewhere in Australia", to be presented to his sister, Miss Maxine Russell of Hopkins, MO. With the original envelope in which it was posted on April 28, 1944. The pink silk cover has a poem printed on the front: "US Army Sister of all the girls I ever knew; there never was one like you. You're the nearest -You're the dearest - pal I ever knew".
The edges are decorated with vignettes of an antiaircraft gun, machine gun, paratrooper, field gun, tank and bomber printed in blue & green with an American flag and American crest. Navy blue & yellow fringe sewn around the edges
The pillow cover 17 x 17". The envelope 11 3/4 x 6 1/2" Very good condition. Item #24341