Historical information

These post cards of Alexandria, Egypt have been sent by an Australia soldier on active service, probably in Egypt, during World War One. The cards have been sent to Miss May Harvey of Naringal. No information has been found on either the sender of the post cards or the recipient.


This album is of considerable interest as it is a local souvenir of World War One, a set of post cards sent to Miss May Harvey who lived in Naringal at the time (about 1916).

Physical description

This is a packet of 24 detachable post cards –black and white photographs of Alexandria, Egypt, produced during World War One. The post cards are intact and have tissue paper protecting each card. The cover is red with gold and black lettering and a black and gold stamped ornamental badge with a circle containing the initials, ‘L. C.’ The post cards have been stapled into the packet. Each post card is labelled in French, as is the title on the front.

Inscriptions & markings

Front Cover: ‘E. Reed (or Reid)’
‘Alexandrie, 24 Detachable Phototype Post Cards, Series, N.6’
Back Cover: ‘On Active Service’
‘Miss May Harvey Naringal P.O. Via Allansford Victoria Australia’