Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

Moved by Conflict: Object 5: Silk Postcard

Perhaps ten million embroidered postcards were produced in France between 1914 and 1918. They were very popular with soldiers, who sent them home to their mothers, sisters, sweethearts, wives and children. This one was a combined birthday and Christmas card from Harry Harris, somewhere in France, to his sister Daisy in St Philips, Bristol. Women in France and Belgium embroidered the pictures, often using the Allies’ flags and Regimental badges. The embroideries went to factories in Paris where they were glued into the cards, then the postcards were sold through outlets near the front line. (ref 0329TSH)
Silk postcard

(c) BMGA

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