Series 2: Woven and Printed Silk Postcards

Accession Number RC00688.002
Collection number Postcard Collection (Silk Postcards) 10/2/-
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Series
Item count 21
Object type Postcard
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made 1914-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

This series contains woven or printed silk postcard. A large number of the woven silk cards held by the Memorial are from the series "Flames", produced by E. Deffrene, Paris 1916-1919. This series of approximately 64 cards are a collection of images of destruction in French towns and villages. The buildings are woven in shades of grey, with the backgrounds and flames in shades of red and pink.

'Edition Gabriel' in Paris produced similar cards but the images on these cards were printed on silk, not woven. The Memorial holds one 'Edition Gabriel' card. The printed cards have the monogram 'GE' printed on them and the image on the printed card is not as sharp as the woven Deffrene cards.

The other cards are greeting and Christmas cards, as well as artistic scenes and images of Edith Cavell.

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