Postcard of Continental Army Uniforms

ID: SIA2013-07812 (front) and SIA2013-07813 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1942

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Box 16, Folder: Postcards

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Color postcard depicting drawings of soldiers wearing 1777 Continental uniforms. The uniforms that were on exhibit at the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building. The postcard is labelled as one of the "Free Post Cards For Service Men" distributed during World War II. The front of the postcard has a white border. The postcard is unused, but there is some adhesive and paper residue on the message side.


  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The Arts and Industries Building (A&I) was designed by two Philadelphia architects: Adolph Cluss and Rudolph Schulze. It first opened in 1881 as the United States National Museum, the Smithsonian's first building dedicated solely to the research, care, and display of collections. After the natural history collection moved into its own building in 1910, the Arts and Industries Building exhibited primarily historical collections.
  • Today the uniforms can be found at the National Museum of American History.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Box 16, Folder: Postcards

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1942
  • Revolution, 1775-1783

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Postcard
  • Uniforms, Military
  • Clothing and dress
  • History


United States


  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-07812 (front) and SIA2013-07813 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen

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