Aberdeen, Scotland, coloured postcard, WW1; Weir, Cowan; c 1917-1919; 0000.0439

Name/Title

Aberdeen, Scotland, coloured postcard, WW1

About this object

Coloured postcard of Aberdeen street scene (Municipal Building and Market Cross), with Black Watch tartan border. Message on reverse is to Kate Weir, sister of Cowan Weir of Owaka Valley, who was serving in the NZEF. Cowan was from evacuated from France, sick, in early 1918 and spent months in hospital and convalescing in England. His visit to Aberdeen may date from that period. Hand written number 8, indicates it was one of a series Cowan sent to Kate.

Maker

Weir, Cowan

Maker Role

Writer

Date Made

c 1917-1919

Period

20th Century

Place Made

Europe, Germany, Saxony

Place Notes

presumably printed prior to the outbreak of war in 1914

Medium and Materials

paper

Measurements

H 90mm x W 140mm

Subject and Association Keywords

modern history, 20th century, World War I (1914-1918)

Collection

Graham Ward Collection

Credit Line

Owaka Museum

Object number

0000.0439

Copyright Licence  

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