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Two Sailors

This postcard is a black and white photo of two sailors, one sitting and one standing. On reverse: handwritten message. A personal note from Harry Rusche: The young man standing in this photograph is my great-uncle, Elmer Little. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and enlisted just after he graduated from high school. This photo was taken before America entered the First World War. On the back is a message to my grandmother's sister, Stella Ames: "Am having the time of my life. How do I look?" Aunt Stella and Uncle Elmer were married after he came back from World War I. Uncle Elmer was in the navy all his life, fought in both World Wars, and came through unscathed. He retired from the navy and died during the 1960's.

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