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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Found this item stuck away inside an old large book; seems to be a real thin cotton or silk with a ribbon strap, hand painted. Does anyone have a clue what this is?

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    1. papa papa, 10 years ago
      Knowone knows?
    2. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      I have seen similar items painted with patriotic scenes and containing a hanky that were meant as gifts to sweethearts upon departure for WW1.

      Yours is most likely a civilian type version since it does have "forget me not" flowers on it. Made for a man to give to his sweetheart upon his departure (trip, college, etc...)

      I would think it dates from about 1915- 1930.

    3. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 10 years ago
      scottvez, Thank-you! I too have found these, empty, and was curious.
    4. papa papa, 10 years ago
      Thanks; Made for a man to give to his sweetheart upon his departure. My last sweetheat wanted a new car when I left town for a couple months. Things have changed.

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