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.

Physical 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.

Inscriptions & markings

'Souvenir'