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October 14, 1958










GAD! What does all of this mean?

More about the references made in the letter below...


1956 Remington Rand Typewriter Ad



1957 Smith-Corona Silent-Super Typewriter Holiday Ad



1956 IBM Electric Typewriter Ad



Original 1936 Camille Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture Movie Poster



A behind-the-scenes photo of Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor on set of Camille.



Fort Eustis, a training camp for U.S. soldiers located in Newport News, Virginia, opened on June 7, 1918. "In December 1954, Felker Heliport opened as the Department of Defense’s first airfield dedicated solely to helicopters" ("History of Fort Eustis").



Want to do more research? Check out the sources I used below!


"Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor in Camille (1936)." IMDb, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028683/mediaviewer/rm1186911488. Accessed 11 April 2020.


"Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, and George Cukor in Camille (1936)." IMDb, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028683/mediaviewer/rm2642021632. Accessed 11 April 2020.


"History of Fort Eustis." Joint Base Langley-Eustis, https://www.jble.af.mil/About-Us/Fort-Eustis-History/. Accessed 11 April 2020.


"No, the IBM Electric can’t do the filing but… (1956)." Click Americana, https://clickamericana.com/eras/1950s/the-ibm-gives-you-typing-to-be-proud-of-1957. Accessed 11 April 2020.


"1956 Remington Rand Ad "You can count on Remington Rand." Vintage Adventures, https://www.vintage-adventures.com/vintage-office-equipment-supply-ads/3633-1956-remington-rand-ad-you-can-count-on-remington-rand.html. Accessed 11 April 2020.


"1957: Surprise the family." Click Americana, https://clickamericana.com/eras/1950s/evolution-of-smith-corona-typewriters-1957-1989. Accessed 11 April 2020.

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