Spanish Civil War Postcard 054


Front of postcard (recto). Image of three cartoon children and a dog sitting on top of debris. One child cries and holds the dog's paw. The other two children embrace. In the background, there is a line of people walking away from the foreground. There are wrecked buildings and a mountain in the background.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "190 The Homeless Children of Spain Behind the lines of battle in Spain's Civil War is the helplessness of hungry, homeless children. In the Insurgent city of Oviedo only two or three houses remain undamaged, yet every day more refugees return to seek shelter in cellars or in the remains of rooms. Children huddle among the ruins, bewildered, starving, ragged. Many of the boys and girls are so weak that only milk and a well balanced diet can save them. But there is no milk and no proper diet except for the few being cared for in colonies with foreign help. Children in some cities go with their mothers to relief headquarters to get the piece of laundry soap now given to every refugee twice a week. To see the eagerness with which the young ones reach for the soap is to understand how much it is valued! Dirt, scabies and vermin exist to such an extent that typhus could easily become an epidemic. To know the horrors of war is to want peace This is one of 240 True Stories of Modern Warfare. Save to get them all and compete for 1000 Cash Prizes. Ask your dealer. Copyright 1938, GUM, INC., Phila., Pa. Print in U.S.A."


Spanish Civil War Postcard 054


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archive



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