These are three postcards issued by the Pennsylvania Railroad for U. S. service men during WWII. The cards show service men lounging and engaged in recreational activities at USO lounges in various railroad stations.The USO (United Service Organization) was formed in 1941 from six service organizations. Railroad stations were one place the USO set up recreation and canteen facilities for the use of troops on layover between trains.
All of these postcards have the same description on the back:
TO MAKE SERVICE MEN COMFORTABLE while on the move, attractive Lounges and Special facilities are maintained in Stations in a number of cities served by the Pennsylvania Railroad. They are operated and staffed by the USO, the Traveler’s Aid, and local patriotic organizations, including the Women’s Aid of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
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