This web page, published by the Military Postal History Society, contains images of frame 1 of 10 for the Postal History of the American Forces in China 1900-1941 exhibit pages created by the late Al Kugel. This exhibit was created by, and is the property of the late Al Kugel, and is being supplied by his heirs as a courtesy to the Military Postal History Society.
This exhibit documents through contemporary postal material the history of the American military forces in China from our participation in the multinational intervention to suppress the Boxer Uprising at the beginning of the 20th Century until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which brought us into World War II. The story gives emphasis to the large variety of postal markings used on mail from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine personnel during the relevant period, although postal rates and routes are discussed where significant. Reflecting the rules developed during the Spanish-American War, cards and letters from the troops paid only the relevant domestic rates, at times even being handled without prepayment of postage, with the appropriate amount being collected from the addressee as postage due.
To view the text within all 10 frame images, see: web page containing the text content of all 10 exhibit frames.