Series 4: Greetings to relatives

Accession Number RC00688.004
Collection number Postcard Collection (Silk Postcards) 10/4/-
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Series
Item count 43
Object type Postcard
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made 1914-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

This series contains cards embroidered with messages for relatives such as fathers, aunts, brothers and children (mothers, wives and sisters are held in different series).
As with the general greeting cards, swallows, pansies (meaning 'you occupy my thoughts'), roses (love) and forget me nots (meaning true love, memories) were popular.
In some cases more masculine images, such as anchors and flags were used for cards addressed to "my dear Father" or "my dear Brother".

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