Airgraph letter, Henry Hamlin to his sister Molly

Production date
28 Mar 1944
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

Brief Description
Airgraph letter to Nurse Molly Hamlin from her brother, Sergeant Henry Hamlin, 6 NZ Division, 2NZEF, dated 28 March 1944.

The airgraph was invented as a means of reducing the weight and bulk of mail carried by air. The airgraph forms, upon which the letter was written, were photographed and then sent as negatives on rolls of microfilm. At their destination, the negatives were printed on photographic paper and delivered as airgraph letters through the normal method. The service was extended to New Zealand in 1943.
Production date
28 Mar 1944
Measurements
Height x Width: 133 x 107mm
Caption
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2018/9/100
Credit line
gifted by Jeff Chambers
Other number(s)
2018/9/100, 95476
Accession number
2018/9/100

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