Historical information

This card was presented to the Society by Mrs Irene Meek of Lake Bolac. The card is a Christmas/New year wish from Walter to Annie Hill and the Girlies while overseas in military combate in the First World War. It demonstrates the craftmanship of needlework and paper embossing at this time.

Physical description

White paper card with hand stitched pansies in purple, pink, blue, green and gold. The stitching is placed towards the centre forming an inner frame. The words Best Thoughts printed in gold on paper and placed between a layer of cotton material.

Inscriptions & markings

"With loving wishes to Annie Hill & dear girlies for a Merry Xmas & a Happy & Prosporous New Year with love from Walter. Hynes No 6 - Hynes
(George & I still going strong) 30/10/16"

Written in pencil across back of card.