More second-hand sentiment, this time from an op-shop in Rozelle. A U.S. sailor's parting gift to a wartime sweetheart, perhaps?
Below is the photographer's business details as stamped on the back which leads me to wonder how exactly this item made it all the way from Virginia to Sydney. (My first thought was that this "John" guy was a total git who'd brought photos of himself to Australia with him, to be signed and given to the local ladies. It was then that I realised I was an idiot.)