Wallet 45 of 48 - Postcards and photographs relating to Mary Elizabeth Chomley

Accession Number AWM2020.22.166
Collection number 1DRL/0615
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Postcard, Photograph
Physical description 105 Image/s captured
Place made Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Collection relating to Mary Elizabeth Chomley, Secretary of the Australian Red Cross Society and Prisoner of War Department, First World War.

Wallet 45 contains forty-one postcards collected by Chomley. The majority of the postcards are photographic. The photographs depict either group or single-subject portraits of soldiers, nurses, and civilians, soldiers convalescing in hospitals, or cemetaries and other landscapes. Two of the postcards are illustrated, rather than photographed. It is likely that these postcards were sent to Chomley from ex-prisoners of war with whom she corresponded with throughout the war.