Postcard, Embroidered Lace; Excelsior; 1918; WY.1988.235.2

Name/Title

Postcard, Embroidered Lace

About this object

This postcard, made in Paris, bears the embroidered message "To my dear wife'. But underneath the lace flap there is a surprise, which we almost overlooked when cataloguing ... a tiny card says Happy Birthday, and on the reverse is written, 'and many happy returns together, Bob'. This message is dated 24 Jan 1918 so we imagine it must have been a very special card sent from far away, from someone just wanting to be 'together'.

Maker

Excelsior

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1918

Period

1910s

Place Made

Europe, France, Paris

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, cotton

Measurements

h 92 mm x w 142 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Object Type

documents

Object number

WY.1988.235.2

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