Framed Illustrated Handkerchief from Camp Devens, Massachusetts, "Forget Me Not"
Here is a beautifully preserved and framed delicate handkerchief from Camp Devens, Massachusetts. It reads "Greeting from Camp Devens, Mass." and also reads "Forget Me Not." It depicts soldiers proudly marching through the camp. Camp Devens was established as a temporary training facility for World War I soldiers in 1917. The camp was made permanent in 1931 and in 1932 was renamed Fort Devens, which remains in operation today. This stunning piece of Camp Devens history is preserved behind glass in a contemporary frame and is in outstanding condition, with very minor signs of use. Please note that the natural folds in the material obscure portions of thge N and S in Devens, and the M and a portion of the A in Mass on the handkerchief. This could be fixed by opening the frame, but I have elected to leave it as is to avoid damaging the item.