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Vintage postcard depicting La Grande Roue, Paris

Identifier: SpC MS 1791 sc

Content Description

Vintage post card depicting La Grande Roue, Paris on the front; verso has message dated Oct. 20, 1918 describing conditions at camp and being confined due to “flu.” Signed “H” and addressed to his mother Mrs. FT Wood, Steuben, Maine, USA .


  • October 20, 1918

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Biographical Note

Henry G. Wood was born in West Gouldsboro, Maine in 1896 (some documentation indicates 1897). He joined the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force in May 1917 and was sent to France. Little of his war record is known, although he was a member of the 2nd Forestry Company and was discharged in 1918 with the rank of sergeant. In October 1918 he wrote to his family and mentioned his company was confined to their camp due to the "flu," presumedly the Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 (from documents in Ancestry Library, September 2021).


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Donated by Patricia Banach, September 2, 2021.


Text on the reverse:

O. A. S.

Carte Postale

Correspondance 20-10-18. Dear Mother:- Have been in camp all day – and anyway we aren’t allowed out in the town on account of the “flu”. The cases are decreasing daily and I hope in at least another week the camp will be free of it. I’m feeling O.K. and don’t worry about me. Love to you & Dad. H.

Adresse Mrs. F. T. Wood Steuben, Maine U.S.A. [Postmarked:] A 23 OC 18 [S. S.?] ARMY P

[Appears to have been approved by a censor, with an added red stamp and handwritten text, “D. R. Fergusun”]

Guide to the Vintage postcard depicting La Grande Roue, Paris
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Elizabeth Russell
September 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States