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WWI Silk Postcards Part I

Part 1, of three planned displays from Chris Grimshaw showing the use of silk postcards. In this part Chris introduces the ‘golden years’ of 1914 - 1920 and WW1 embodied silks, giving some history to the popularisation of postcards and the transition to the silk mementoes that many collectors will be familiar with. The display includes details of how the cards were posted, information on inserts and messages and also shows a wide range of cards, with both sentimental messages, holiday greetings and messages from the front line in Europe.

WWI Silk Postcards Part I
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