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The Republic of Cuba (11)

Another example of a World War I censored cover, only this time censored by American authorities. Posted at Havana on April 13, 1918, this letter was taken by steamship either to Key West or to New York. There are no backstamps on the reverse of the letter, and without them, we cannot say positively what the route was.

However, since New York was the main mail distribution center for foreign mails, it is most likely that this letter was opened, examined by the censor, and resealed at New York, before being forwarded to the addressee at Chicago.

Envelope (front) opened by censor
Vol II, p78: Havana to Chicago. 13 April, 1918.

Envelope (back) opened by censor

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