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Object Name Game
Object ID Number 2011-83
Description The Service Man's Fun Kit. 25 miscellaneous paper based games, puzzles and tricks. each game of activity is in its own separate paper envelope. All envelopes are housed in a small cardboard box with printed logo on the box top.

The Salvation Army did its part to improve the lives of WWII servicemen. Partnering with the USO and other aid groups, they distributed kits like this to service men which contained games to play during their off hours. The games included cardboard dominoes, puzzles, and shape games. A kit with an additional 15 puzzles could be purchased for 10 cents (in cash or stamps) by mail.
Date 1942
Search Terms Salvation Army
United Services Organization (USO)
Subjects Boxes
Games
Military
Military personnel
Puzzles
World War II
People