Rhode Island Stamps and Covers - Cinderella Issues
1914 letter  with Flag Cancel - Mailed from Providence to Manton, RI
Cinderella WW I Peace Stamp on Reverse

In 1914 most Americans were very much against becoming involved in the war in Europe and Rhode Islanders were no exception. Although this Cinderella stamp appears to be an official label from the state of Rhode Island, it was actually produced by a private group.

It was not until 1917 and after several incidents involving the loss of American lives at sea to German u-boat attacks of which the sinking of the Lusitania was the final straw, that the United States finally entered the war on the side of the Allies.

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