Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Catalog #: 1992.3030.18 Accession #: 1992.303
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 10" H x 6.25" W x 0.25" D
Packet of blue-gray paper with a red border bearing the "V-mail" logo and information.
During World War II, V-Mail became a popular way to correspond between soldiers and their loved ones at home. V-mail was written on a specially designed sheets, a combination letter and envelope. These sheets were sent to the government where they were reduced to thumb-nail size on microfilm. The microfilm was flown overseas and then developed at a lab close to the recipient's position. The V-mail letter-sheets, now about one quarter of their original size, were mailed and delivered to the soliders or their families back home.
War: World War II