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Letters to Lou

Letters to Lou

Letters from Arthur Singer

portrait of a man in a suit

Lou Dorfsman, 1952

Lou Dorfsman was Arthur Singer's closest friend. Dorfsman, whom Arthur often called "Gate," attended Cooper Union, and worked as a graphic designer. Before the war, he created some graphic designs for the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Arthur was hopeful that Lou would get assigned to the 603rd based on his art talent, but instead Lou was assigned to the 8th Armored Division, where his work was more physical than artistic. The letters between Arthur and Lou are warm and affectionate, and also raw and honest about their Army experience, and views about career, love, and family. Most of the letters here are written from Arthur to Lou, but two of the letters are written from Lou to Art.

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