Luck chain letter (postcard). Ancient Prayer ("Red Cross Chain"). Victory prayer. US, 1917.

                              Red Cross Chain       3
Lord Jesus we implore thee to give victory to the
Allies. Please copy this and send one to some
person each day for nine days beginning with
the day you receive it. Do not break the chain as
it comes from Russia via Scotland to go around
the world. It is said in ancient times all who
sent it would be free from Calamity and those
who passed it by would wrestle with
misfortune. On the 9th
day you will hear
of great joy. Do not forget the day for the
next nine days.

Written in pencil on a US postal card postmarked Morral, Ohio (no date). Addressed to Miss Mildred Hero, Morral, R.F.D. #2, O. No return address. Lines preserved. See other very similar card received by Miss Hero in 1917. Am presuming this was sent in October also. Provided by Lynn Crosby. Purchased on eBay. Entered by DWV, 9/17/2007.


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