ANZAC Embroidered "Missing You Card" 1919; French Cottage Industry; 1919; 4

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Rebecca

Name/Title

ANZAC Embroidered "Missing You Card" 1919

About this object

Silk postcard known colloquially as "WWI Silks" were popular between 1914 and 1919. It is estimated that over ten million were manufactured in France and Belgium and sold to soldiers as souvenirs. They were produced in cottage industries primarily by French and Belgian women. Many contain patriotic iconography alongside sentimental words and phrases. They are highly embellished and were most popular among British, American and Australian servicemen in France.

Maker

French Cottage Industry

Maker Role

Embroiderer

Date Made

1919

Place Made

Paris, France

Medium and Materials

Thread, Ink, Ribbon, Card, Lace

Style and Iconography

Patriotic Flags

Style and Iconography

Sentimental Terms

Inscription and Marks

Printed in red ink on front of card: Far from you, but / thinking of you
Embroidered in gold, red, blue, green and white thread in inlay: Souvenir / 1919 / de France
Printed in purple ink on inside of card: Far from you / but thinking / of you / To / From / Good Luck and Happiness attend you / Health and Prosperity by befriend you / Heaven its greatest blessings send you / is the Wish from me
Handwritten in blue ink on inside of card: Wifie Theresa / Husband Peter / I hope to see / you soon / Lovie

Measurements

Card: 15.4 cm length x 10.4 cm width

Subject and Association Keywords

France

Subject and Association Keywords

Australian Imperial Force

Subject and Association Keywords

World War I

Subject and Association Keywords

Missing You Card

Collection

Private Collection

Object Type

Embroidered Postcard

Object number

4

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