embroidered postcards from a place of warPosted: August 6, 2013
Here are two stories of correspondence between soldiers and home. One of a father reporting receipt of a letter and “two of the most beautiful postcards [one with] silk embroidered pansies and other flowers hand embroidered on muslin”. The other is a postcard sent as a thank you note for tobacco sent from a comforts fund in South Australia.
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has a collection of the French cards that you can view here.
Nearly 100 years ago, this postcard was embroidered and then purchased by a soldier to send home to loved ones. Stretcher bearer George Elliott mailed it to his parents. He was killed at Messines Ridge in France in 1917.