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Embroidered Card

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 1 Victoria Parade Wangaratta Victoria

Description
White rectangular bi-fold card with window mounted embroidery of the colours and flags of different countries in the shape of 1918. Inside is glossy paper with decorative flowers and printed and handwritten messages. Bound with yellow ribbon.
Size
13.5 x 10 cm
Object Registration
207.8
Keywords
wwi, postcard, embroidered postcard
Historical information
Card from WWI soldier posted in France to W. West.
When Made
c. 1918
Significance
Embroidered silk postcards became a booming industry during the First World War that was largely driven by women. Many French women embroidered strips of silk in their homes before sending them to a factory to be mounted on card by a largely female production line. Designs endorsing patriotism and unity were popular amongst Allied troops.
Inscriptions & Markings
Front: "1918 / souvenir from France" (embroidered)
"Merry Christmas" (printed)
Last updated
29 Nov 2018 at 4:19PM