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Object ID

2014.1.294

Object Name

Envelope

Date

2-18-1939

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Description

Front: Green; Address handwritten in blue ink. One stamp with a woman in Greco-Roman attire holding a branch, worth 90c. Two black circular stamps, one over the stamp, one below it. Back: Return address written upside down on back.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Argeles sur Mer camp was established in February 1939 in Southern France to intern approximately 80-100,000 refugees, the remains of the Spanish Republican Army that had been forced to leave Spain after being defeated by Franco's fascists in the Spanish Civil War. Conditions in the camp were miserable, disease and lice were common, as the refugees were kept behind barbed wire, guarded by French sentries.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 5 2/3"

Keywords

Spain, Spanish, Republican, Refugees France, Argeles sur Mer, Camp Stamp

Envelope from Argeles sur Mer Camp with Franchise Stamp

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