Collections of the Pass: Silk Postcards


During the First World War is was common for soldiers to send home hand embroidered silk postcards. A piece of silk was embroidered with colourful thread and fastened to a framing piece of paper. These postcards were especially popular among British soldiers who would send them home to loved ones.

These beautiful postcards are from the White Radford family album. Click on the photos to take a closer look, and if you want to read more about silk postcards, check out this article on Silk Embroidered Postcards from the Imperial War Museums.

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