Beth’s Treasure: Part IV

World War I postcard
The Salvation Army did its part for the US war effort, setting up canteens near the front that provided baked goods to the troops.

World War I postcard
An X just above the fence on the left side shows where George sat writing postcards during the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.

World War I postcard
This postcard showing the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles shows the place where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, however it was actually printed before the event itself, as George wrote on the back of it as the ceremony was actually taking place.

World War I postcard
When Beth found the collection of postcards at the dumpster, the first ones she saw were of the Palace of Versailles. Knowing that that was where her great-great grandmother was born made Beth decide to take the postcards home to show her mother.

World War I postcard
After the war was over, George had the opportunity to become a tourist, visiting places such as the Chateau de Chantilly, from which he dutifully sent back a postcard to his mother.

World War I postcard
It was the postcards of Versailles that first caught Beth’s attention when she discovered them. Her great great grandmother was born two blocks away from the Fountain of Neptune, which is shown in this view.

Louvre postcard
The Louvre was one of the places George visited during the time he was stationed in Paris.

Arch de triomphe postcard
Although many of the cards were printed with English translations for intended sale to foreigners, some of the translations were a little shaky, such as “Triumphal arch of the Etoile.”

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