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Embroidered Christmas postcard, sent from Private Philip J L Poole, Army Service Corps, 1917 (c)

Embroidered silk postcards were popular souvenirs during World War One (1914-1918). They were often sent home by soldiers serving in France and Belgium.

The postcards themselves were made by out of work French civilians and refugees, they were embroidered by hand and mounted on a piece of card. Some examples, had a silk pocket, which contained a written note or letter.

This postcard was sent by Private Philip J L Poole of the Army Service Corps to his mother.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1998-01-5-1


National Army Museum Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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