Posted 3 years ago
This Post card belonged to my Grandfather& was sent to one of his relatives
1915 WWI. "These silk embroidered postcards from World War One are generally known as "WW1 Silks". They were first produced in 1914 through 1918 and declined substantially in 1919 onwards and are not found after around 1923. The WW1 cards were generally hand embroidered on strips of silk mesh with as many as 25 on a strip. They were mostly produced by French and Belgian women refugees who worked in their homes and refugee camps, and then sent the finished strips to factories for cutting and mounting on postcards. Because of their beauty and uniqueness, the WW1 Silks were wildly popular with British and American servicemen on duty in France. This is why the themes for most of the silks produced, are patriotic and feature British, French and American flags, symbols and greetings."
Can anyone help me with the hand writing?
On the back
My Dear niece
? ? ? was pleased to here you were all well I am ? well best ? ? from Rouen, France
? Uncle ?
On Active Service