Series 3: Greetings/ General

Accession Number RC00688.003
Collection number Postcard Collection (Silk Postcards) 10/3/-
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Series
Item count 184
Object type Postcard
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made 1914-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

This series contains cards sent to friends and relatives with a general message of greeting. Typical images used were the swallow, the pansy (which was a very popular image in silk cards. Its popular meaning at the time was 'you occupy my thoughts'), roses (love) and forget me nots (meaning true love, memories). Horseshoes and four leaf clovers were also popular as symbols of good luck and remembrance was a very important aspect of these cards, many having the legends "Sweet remembrance", "Forget me not" or "Thinking of you".
This series includes both silk postcard and plastic postcards

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