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


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.


Weir, Cowan

Maker Role


Date Made

c 1917-1919


20th Century

Place Made

Europe, Germany, Saxony

Place Notes

presumably printed prior to the outbreak of war in 1914

Medium and Materials



H 90mm x W 140mm

Subject and Association Keywords

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

Named Collection

Graham Ward Collection

Credit Line

Owaka Museum

Object number


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