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Posted 6 years ago


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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


  1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    That is a nice EARLY silk.

    First couple of words are tough-- I think the "translation" is: your letter (lr) in hand, pleased to hear (here) you were all well. I am (?) well, best from me to you.

    I hope this helps?

  2. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    Thanks, not only for sharing the silk, but telling the story behind them. I hadn't heard this before.

  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks Scott for the help,& Chris I'm no expert I googled this last night, I was amazed by it's quality & wanted to know more, It's amazing that it is closing in on 100 years.
    I've been going through my Grandfather's possessions with my Mother while I have the opportunity.
    This card did not originally belong to him, but I do recognize the name of who it was addressed to.
    Thanks for the Love, scott, Chris, Scandi, Bellin, & Mani.
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love bratjdd, & Phil. Thanks for the info Phil, you will have to post some of yours.
  5. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    What a great item. I done this a long time. My first to see. Thanks for sharing
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the Love, Beaux & pickingupbones
  7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    This is great, an embroidered card, how unusual, I've not seen them before. Thank you
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love & the comment VF, we're both learning new things. Until yesterday I had never seen a horse brass like the one you posted.
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love monroe, Kevin, Dave, agh, brat & Sean.

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