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Posted 6 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, 6 years ago
    Knowone knows?
  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 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, 6 years ago
    scottvez, Thank-you! I too have found these, empty, and was curious.
  4. papa papa, 6 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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