USS Arkansas Herbert Hoover visits Yorktown cancel Photographic Cachet Cover Crosby Beazell Oct 19 1931


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This photographic cancel of the USS Arkansas was mailed to Crosby’s shop address on October 19 1931.
It commemorates “President Herbert Hoover visits Yorktown, Virginia October 19, 1931”.
The cancel is USS Arkansas Yorktown VA
the back has an Air Mail cancel.

The Crosby-Beazell cachet covers were unique because of the high quality of the ship photo on the cover. This was achieved by using photographic paper to make the envelope. Beazell was a photographer and Crosby collaborated with him to develop the ship photos onto the paper, which afterwards they converted into an envelope. Then Crosby arranged for the envelope to be cancelled aboard the corresponding ship.