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Postcard - 'Kind Regards', Belgium, World War I, 25 Oct 1916 Reg. No: HT 29451
- Embroidered World War I era postcard inscribed 'Kind Regards' and showing a horseshoe with the national flags of Imperial Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and France crossed and extending from the centre. The postcard was sent from Belgium on 25 October 1916 by 'Will' to 'My Honey'.
According to the Australian War Memorial, the popularity of embroidered postcards (first made for the Paris Exposition in 1900) peaked during World War I. Many were 'embroidered by French women in their homes and then sent to the factories for cutting and mounting on postcards'. Common themes included family, remembrance, liberty, unity and war souvenirs.
- Embroidered card with a blue and red cord looped through the centrefold. The image is a pink embroidered flower next to a horseshoe that has five crossed flags extending from its centre.
|Dimensions:||141 mm (Height), 93 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, postcards, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Personal Effects|
|Inscriptions:||Hand-written in black ink on the inside of the card: 'Belgium / 25/10/16 / To My Honey / from Will'|
|Date Written:||Belgium, 25 Oct 1916|
|References:||'Guide to the Silk Postcard Collection', Australian War Memorial, accessed at http://www.awm.gov.au/findingaids/special/Postcards/silk.xml on 5 September 2011.|