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Title: WWI French manufactured silk embroidered Christmas postcard
Authors: Williams, Joe
Keywords: WWI
First World War
World War One
British Army
Floral Embroidery
Christmas Card
Issue Date: 1914
Description: During WW1, silk postcards were bought as souvenirs by soldiers from local French and Belgian women. The women embroidered the different motifs onto strips of silk which were sent to factories to make postcards. This example has embossed edges and is made of two pieces of silk sewn and mounted to form an envelope with an embroidered floral design and "Happy Christmas" It contains a card with the message "With Loving Christmas Greetings" surmounted by the flags of the Allies.
Copyright: Reproduced by kind permission of Joe Williams. If you wish to reproduce this image please contact South Dublin Libraries Local Studies, County Library, Tallaght, or e-mail
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World War I

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