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Embroidered Christmas postcard, 1916

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.

This postcard is associated with Sapper John Albert Ogbourne of the Royal Engineers. The card is addressed to Jinne and Jack Newton in Bermondsey, and reads: 'Dear Jinnie & Jack, Just a card wishing you a Happy Christmas, from G & Joe.'

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2000-06-171-1


National Army Museum Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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