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Trench Art - Letter Opener

From the Collection of Lara RSL Sub Branch McClelland Ave Lara Victoria

Description
Letter opener made from a bullet and cartridge. A curved brass blade is attached to the tip of the bullet. It has the word souvenir carved into the blade.
Size
H17cm x W3cm x D1cm
Object Registration
605
Keywords
trench art, bullet, cartridge, wwi, carving
Historical information
This object is trench art from the First World War. Trench art was made by soldiers in down times during war.
Significance
Trench art represents the interplay between creativity and conflict, showing the ways in which soldiers re purposed everyday objects to create works of art.
Inscriptions & Markings
'Souvenir'
Last updated
27 Feb 2020 at 1:48PM