Series 5: Greetings: Wives and Sweethearts

Accession Number RC00688.005
Collection number Postcard Collection (Silk Postcards) 10/5/-
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Series
Item count 37
Object type Postcard
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made 1914-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

This series contains greeting, birthday and Christmas cards embroidered with messages for wives and sweethearts.
The primary images are roses and pansies. All roses symbolize love, but certain colors of roses can take on special meanings. The most common colours used were red and pink. Red roses generally represented love. Pink roses generally represented gratitude, appreciation, and admiration.
The popular meaning of pansies was 'you occupy my thoughts'

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