Embroidered Postcard (WWI); 25/1917; 2003-071-00023

Name/Title

Embroidered Postcard (WWI)

About this object

Beautiful hand embroidered postcards were very popular with servicemen on duty in France. The delicately embroidered cards, crafted by French and Belgian women refugees, were sent back home to loved ones and became treasured mementos from “the boys over there”. Finished embroidered strips were sent to factories for cutting and mounting on postcards.
Recipients of several of these postcards were members of the family of William Henry Mills of Waimate. Mr Mills served in World War One with “A” Company of the NZ Rifle Brigade in the 16th reinforcements, mainly in France and Belgium.
On the back of this postcard is written:
'France, April 25 1917. To Jane, from Daddy xxx' 21855 WH Mills

Date Made

25/1917

Subject and Association Keywords

WWI

Credit Line

Mills family collection

Object number

2003-071-00023

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