Title: First day cover for the U.S.S. TENNESSEE |
Accession Number: 2007.25.42
Type: first day cover
Place: USA, HI, Honolulu; USA, TX, Dallas
Description: First day cover for the U.S.S. TENNESSEE (BB-43, built 1919), battleship; front of envelope has cachet in blue ink, features Hawaiian hula dancer in traditional costume, printed on left "THE/ 4TH/ IN/ HAWAII/ JOHN/ RODGERS/ CHAPTER/ NO. 26/ U.S.C.S."; stamp on right features portrait of George Washington, printed on stamp "UNITED STATES POSTAGE/ 1732 WASHINGTON 1932/ 1-1/2 CENTS 1-1/2"; stamp postmarked "U.S.S./ JUL/ 4/ A.M./ 1935/ TENNESSEE" and "HONOLULU T,H/ ROIC (?) CRUISE"; address typed on front "Mr. G. Gebhardt,/ c/o General Delivery,/ Dallas,/ Texas"; stamped in red on back "3273"; handwritten in green "3669"; handwritten in pencil "5-3503". The U.S.S. TENNESSEE was severely damaged by bombs and the explosion of the U.S.S. ARIZONA during the attack on Pearl Harbor (see correspondence file).
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