Rare WW1 Embroidered Woven Silk French Soldier Saying Goodbye Postcard

Rare WW1 Embroidered Woven Silk French Soldier Saying Goodbye Postcard

Code: 19173

£135.00 Approx $170.89, €157.53, £135
(1 in stock)
 

For sale is a Rare WW1 Embroidered Woven Silk French Soldier Saying Goodbye To His Mum Postcard. Which is in excellent condition and one of the best silks we’ve come across, with superb details and signed by the maker NF. 

 
The back is written on and it states “France, April 30th. Dear mother, I saw this postcard un a shop window in a little town that I was in last night, & thinking it is one of the prettiest that I have decided to but it, I send it home. It’s a French soldier saying in French do not worry mother!” Goes on to say about having plum pudding and this card makes a great memorandum. 
 
This was produced in France during WW1. 
 
During the First World War, many Allied officers and soldiers based in France sent silk embroidered postcards to their loved ones back home, in particular to Britain and Canada. From 1917, when American soldiers had arrived in northern France, they also started to send these cards to their families and friends. Many of the cards were illustrated with patriotic symbols, flags, slogans, or sentimental texts.
 
The embroidery has often been said to be the work of Belgian and French refugee women, as a means to eke out a meagre existence. However, it is evident that the embroidery was carried out by commercial firms using hand embroidery machines. Such firms also produced embroidered cards for the German market, although with different symbols and texts!
 
This will be sent via royal mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.