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Victory kisses

Don’t Smear Kisses on V-Mail letters

"Lipstick kisses may furnish just the right trim for Valentine letters and they may look good on some stationery but not on V-mail. The Army has noted such kisses create smudges on other letters. For that reason, says Major Orman V. Rowe, lipstick traces have been barred from V-mail. Thus the best kisses for V-mail are still made with cross marks X X X." Leader & Press, February 3, 1944

More about Victory Mail used during World War II can be found in this article published by the National WWII Museum Louisiana.

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