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Postcard, World War One; unknown maker; 1917-1918; MT2014.1.3

Postcard, World War One; unknown maker; 1917-1918; MT2014.1.3
Name/Title
Postcard, World War One
About this object
Postcard; a Christmas card from Private Alexander Collie to his maternal Aunt Clare Dixon (nee Burgess) sent while he was serving in France.

The card reads:
France
Oct 7 th
Dear Aunty,

Just a few lines to let you know that I am still doing well. The good weather we were enjoying for the past few weeks has disappeared and we are getting colder weather now with a bit of rain and today it is feeling very wintry so I guess the good weather has gone by for this year. I am pleased that Forrie is doing so well with the (chaff) cutter but I suppose he will have trouble getting men to work it. How does Dick like Camp life? I suppose he will have about a hundred and one girls in Wgnt when he leaves. Well I trust you are all quite well as I am at present.

From your loving Nephew Alex.

This is better than writing letters

Place Made
Europe, France
Maker Role
Printer
Format
postcard
Date Made
1917-1918
Medium and Materials
processed material, paper

Inscription and Marks
Embroidered on front: 'Happy Xmas'
Printed on reverse: Fabrication francaise, vise Paris'.

Technique
printed
Measurements
h 88mm x w 138mm
small

Subject and Association Keywords
military/world war one
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
postcard
Object number
MT2014.1.3
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