Envelope Imprint from the School of Military Aeronautics, Austin, Texas, During the First World War

[SMA Austin]

This image was scanned from a nicely engraved envelope imprint from the School of Military Aeronautics, located at the Unversity of Texas at Austin. The engraving appears on the flap on the reverse of the envelope. This item would have most likely been purchased by the soldier, rather than being provided free to him by a charity organization such as the YMCA.

The letter in the envelope was from a student going through the 12-week ground school at Austin. This is one of the nicest special envelopes that I've seen from an Army school. I fear that the scanner and computer have not done real justice to the original color of the engraving, which is a rich, bright, gold.

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