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Blue Bell (2)

This postcard is a black and white photo of a soldier and a woman standing by an archway. The man points his finger in the air as the woman cries. Beneath the picture is a poem entitled "Blue Bell (2)." It says that her true love is dying on the hill side and calling for her once more. Text at bottom right of picture: "Rotary Photo. E.C."; at bottom left "8142". Text at bottom: "By permission of Messrs. Francis. Day & Hunter, Edward Madden and Theodore F. Morse". On reverse: "Rotary Photographic Series"; "For Inland Postage only, this space as well as the back may now be used for Communication (Post Office Regulation.)"

Text on postcard:

Blue Bell, a wrong wants righting, Brave men must risk their lives, Foe-men in arms are fighting; Each for vict'ry strives. There on the fill side lying, There 'mid the guns loud roar, Blue Bell your true love's dying, Calling for you once more.

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