Postcards, from France, WWI ; c1916; CT85.1721a - c


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Postcards, from France, WWI

About this object

Postcards from France, WWI. Two delicate postcards with embroidered muslin insets sent home by New Zealand soldiers.

One card has an embossed border and the muslin inset is embroidered with the words 'A Kiss from France', and was sent on May 7, 1916 to 'My Dear Niece Vera, from Uncle Jim' [Everest].

The second card is embroidered with the words 'Souvenir de la Grande Guerre', and the muslin forms an envelope into which has been slipped a little card printed with the words 'Kisses from France', sent to Miss V Burgess, from R B Warnock.

Date Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, cardboard;
processed material, textile, cotton


h 90mm x w 140mm [postcards x 2]
h 49mm x w 77mm [small paper card]

Subject and Association Keywords

modern history, 20th century, World War I (1914-1918)

Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy, personal and family names

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

Object Type


Object number

CT85.1721a - c

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