Pen of Enchantment

Jack

“So I am perfectly satisfied with life now, although feeling quite material. So much so, in fact, that I’m more pleased than anything else with the beautiful pen I’ve found to write you with. It’s the best I’ve had since the funeral of my fountain pen. This pen makes life just one long serpenting enchantment.”

— Jack Wright in A Poet of the Air: Letters of Jack Morris Wright, First Lieutenant of the American Aviation in France, April 1917 – January, 1918

Zeppelins

Zep 1

Zeppelin postcards from the Rare Book Collection of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library, which has thousands of WWI postcards. Zeppelins were used in Germany’s air raids over England from 1915 to 1918. In all, approximately 1,500 people were killed by bombs dropped on English soil during WWI.

Zep 2