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1917' souvenir embroidered silk postcard

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State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland

Embroidered silk postcard featuring '1917' and the words 'Souvenir de Belgique' [Remember Belgium]. The individual numbers of the year '1917' are composed of the Allied flags - Union Jack, Japanese, Belgian, Italian, French, American and Australian flags. Two purple and yellow pansies also feature in the design. Silk postcards reached their peak of popularity and production during the First World War. Mostly hand embroidered by French women at home, the designs were sent to factories for cutting and mounting on card.

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  • Title: 1917' souvenir embroidered silk postcard
  • Creator: Creator unknown
  • Date Created: 1917
  • Location: Belgium
  • Physical Dimensions: 90 x 140 mm
  • Provenance: Donated as part of the 29463 Hutchinson Family Papers 1916-1944.
  • Subject Keywords: postcards, embroidery, flags, pansies, travel souvenirs, war souvenirs, keepsakes
  • Type: Postcard
  • Rights: Copyight expired
  • External Link: http://onesearch.slq.qld.gov.au/SLQ:SLQ_PCI_EBSCO:slq_digitool1104574
  • Medium: Cotton, silk, cardboard

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