What Makes V-mail Tick

By: Ephemera (World War Ii) (Posters)

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

B&W Illustrations; World War II poster - "What Makes V-Mail Tick" dated 1944 (6-19-44) . This poster is in Very Good condition. The poster does have pin holes at each corner and there is one small (one inch long) tear to one of the folds. The poster has been folded three times. The article with photographs has been reprinted from "The Masthead" "V-mail ensured that thousands of tons of shipping space could be reserved for war materials. The 37 mail bags required to carry 150,000 one-page letters could be replaced by a single mail sack. The weight of that same amount of mail was reduced dramatically from 2,575 pounds to a mere 45. The blue-striped cardboard containers held V-mail letter forms. The system of microfilming letters was based on the use of special V-mail letter-sheets, which were a combination of letter and envelope. The letter-sheets were constructed and gummed so as to fold into a uniform and distinctively marked envelope. The user wrote the message in the limited space provided, added the name and address of the recipient, folded the form, affixed postage, if necessary, and mailed the letter. V-mail correspondence was then reduced to thumb-nail size on microfilm. The rolls of film were sent to prescribed destinations for developing at a receiving station near the addressee. Finally, individual facsimiles of the letter-sheets were reproduced about one-quarter the original size and the miniature mail was then delivered to the addressee. " (from the Smithsonian website)

Title: What Makes V-mail Tick

Author Name: Ephemera (World War Ii) (Posters)

Categories: Ephemera,

Publisher: Washington D. C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1944

Binding: Poster

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A37470

Keywords: Ephemera World War II V-mail Posters War Department Navy Department U.S. Mail Ephemera,