Souvenir of the Great War Silk Remembrance Card [World War I, WWI]

Price: $50.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


No date, place or publisher noted, c. 1914-1919. Ribbon-bound, gatefold card with fabric panel inset on the cover, 14.2 by 10.3 cm. Very good with tiny creases at the corners, light foxing, and the ribbon is a bit tattered. A striking remembrance card for WWI with an embroidered panel featuring flowers and the colors of the Allied flags. On the interior is a short anonymous poem, “Wishes are nothing; ‘tis the heart / That in the few lines dwells / And says to those from us apart / More than the greeting tells.” Hand-written below the poem is simply “Henry.” According to Museums Victoria, these silk cards “were created by French women during the First World War. The women would create these in their homes as a way to earn an income during the tough times. The silk mesh was embroidered by the women and was later sent to factories to be placed on the cards.”

Title: Souvenir of the Great War Silk Remembrance Card [World War I, WWI]

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Categories: World War I,

Publisher: np, np: nd

Binding: Ephemera

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3344