Airgraph letter, Ned Hamlin to his sister Molly

Production date
29 Nov 1944
Current rights
Public Domain
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Brief Description
Airgraph letter to Molly Hamlin from her brother Ned during his World War Two service overseas with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Dated 29 November 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
29 Nov 1944
Height x Width: 147 x 106mm
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2018/9/104
Credit line
gifted by Jeff Chambers
Other number(s)
2018/9/104, 95480
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