Antique French Embroidered Greeting Cards, S/2
During the first World War, families waited anxiously for news from their loved ones on the battle front. Many soldiers sent these French souvenirs back home for special occasions or even just to say hello. These greeting cards and postcards were mostly embroidered by French women in their homes, and then sent to factories for cutting and mounting before being sold to the public.
This set of embroidered cards features one greeting card and one postcard. The postcard features the crest of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, an infantry regiment of the British Army which saw action in several battles along the Western Front in WW1. There is a handwritten note on the back, but it doesn't appear to have actually been mailed to anyone as there is no address or postal marks present. The greeting card features a floral basket design, along with the phrase, "Souvenir From France". The message inside the card reads:
From from you, but thinking of you. | I send a card to wish you joy, Good health, wealth and success, And any other thing that may Lead to your happiness.
The card is addressed to the Weber family from Eugene, and includes some handwritten greetings and regards. There is a handwritten note that accompanies the card which reads:
Feb. 1918 - World War #1 from Eugene Droll who was later wounded with shrapnel and spent rest of life in Veterans Hospital in Northport until he died in the late 1930's.
- Materials: Cardstock, Paper, Silk Embroidery
- Finish: Off White, Multi
- Product Dimensions: Greeting Card 6.25"H x 3.75"W, Postcard 5.5"H x 3.5"W
- Condition: This item is in vintage condition, and is being sold as such. Please review photos for specifics. Additional photos available upon request.
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