Advertisement for Sheaffer's V-mail writing kit
- This advertisement for the Sheaffer Pen Company’s V-mail kit appeared on the inside cover of Life magazine on May 24, 1943. The ad includes an image of the kit, as well as a description of its use. It was not unusual for print ads of the early to mid twentieth century to include a large amount of text describing Voyager. In this ad, the company instructs consumers on the use of this new product, including directions for when to buy it for their loved ones going off to war. Images on the ad show the kit container as well as the items it contains. A small insert illustration shows a woman buying the kit and addressing it for mailing.
- V-Mail service, was used in the U.S. from June 15, 1942 through April 1, 1945. Unlike regular mail, which traveled by ship and could take up to a month to reach its destination, V-Mail traveled by air and cut down transport time to 12 days or less.
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- paper; ink (multicolor)
- Overall: 34.9 x 25.4cm (13 3/4 x 10in.)
- United States of America
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