For your consideration is this WWII era sweetheart pillowcase. The silk pillow case shows off some of the buildings and memorable spots at Fort Devens. The top reads E Pluribus Unum and has an Eagle and American Flag. These cases were for the wife/sweetheart of the soldiers to help support the war effort. There is a love poem addressed to the sweetheart which reads “Sweetheart! There’s no one else in this world so wonderful, charming and so thoughtful too There’s no one else in this world I could love like you my sweetheart”.
The buildings that it shows are the post theatre, soldiers monument, Post Chapel, Main Gate, Post Headquarters, Mirror Lake Bathing Beach, and the Post Hospital. The pillow case has yellow fringe all the way around, and it measures about 17″ x 16″.
The case is in good condition, but there are at least 2 light stains on the back of the case which has a light blue colored silk. There are a few creases, but there are no tears in the silk. There are some occasional loose threads on the stitching around the edge. Please view pictures for more details. Thank you!