National Geographic : 1919 May
A picture and a letter from one of the doughboys in the Army of Occupation Wittlich, Germany, Jan. 2nd, 1919. Adv. Manager, The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio Dear Sir: I am sending under separate cover a drawing suitable for an Ivory Soap advertisement. This drawing is based on an occurrence which was too good for me to let slip by. One of the boys got two bars of Ivory in his 3x4x9 Christmas box and his attitude and joy in receiving it, is by no means exaggerated in the drawing. Ivory leaves a feeling of freshness and cleanliness that can't be equaled. We were able to get it at a commissary down in the Vosges about three months ago, but haven't seen any since. The background of the drawing will picture somewhat the comfort in which the Army of ~---~ 6L :" 2 z, =- 6 -6 Though the drawing is done on the only paper available and not on the usual 30 x 40 illustration board you are accustomed to see, I'm sure it will reproduce well. An advertise ment could be written around it for next Christmas or it can be used in the near future, as a good many of us shall remain here for a long time and boxes will come as long as any of us remain. Yours very truly, Sgt. George W. Straub, Co. C, 326 F. Sig. Ba., American E. F., A. P. 0. 792. "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"