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Celebration of peace

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U. S. S. BAILEY CARE POSTMASTER, NEW YORK, N. Y.

B 9 IN LK    137 GPVT  LSD                              DN Wash.  DC   June 28 1919
Navy Radio      Boston, Mass.
One hundred eighty four Alnav
     The signing of the treaty of peace at Versailles [ushers] in the best day in the history of the world since the angels sang in Bethlehem quote glory to God in the highest and on earth peace good will toward men unquote we are living in the fulfillment of the prophecy period as a republic we are grateful to have borne a part in the making straight and plain the path of permanent peace with justice to the world period upon receipt of news of signing of the treaty of peace the most important document in the history of the world every ship and shore station will fire a salute of twenty-one guns with the national ensign at each masthead   10028
                                                                Josephus Daniels                                                  …

Five dollars in 1925

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William Tait Baynard (1875-1946) worked in his family's business, Baynard Drug Store, in Alexandria, La.    His brother, Ludlow Buard Baynard (b. 1874) served as State Treasurer in the 1920s, and State Auditor 1929-1944.     
LaRC Manuscripts Collection 99 consists of the personal and business papers of W. T. Baynard, which he collected and kept over his lifetime.  His family donated the collection to Tulane University in 1955.  It includes handwritten and typed correspondence, biographical and genealogical information about family members, telegrams, financial documents, insurance papers, post cards, greeting cards, invitations, calling cards and other items of social ephemera, photographs, advertisements, prescriptions and other medical documents, Mexican lottery tickets, stamps, a printed advertising pin tray, a leather wallet, journal and newspaper clippings and other printed items. Correspondents include E. J. Hart & Co. in New Orleans, prospective employers of…