Place Europe: Belgium, Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
Accession Number RC01636
Collection number Postcard Collection (Silk Postcards) 10/2/3
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 9 x 14 cm
Object type Postcard
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Printed silk postcard made in France during the First World War. This postcard features an image of the damaged Cloth Hall in Ypres. The postcard is woven in shades of red and grey to evoke the sense of devastation and ruin.

This is the 'Edition Gabriel' version of this type of card in which the scene has been printed rather than woven.

The the back the sender has written "Hold to the light, and the glare becomes realistic".