First World War Souvenir - silk and wood

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First World War Souvenir - silk and wood

This, I believe, is a plank from the trenches in Northern France, that my Grandfather, James Tuson, brought back with him. It contains six embroidered silk 'postcards'displayed in a carved piece of wood. I do not know which regiment he served in, but he probably joined up in Preston, Lancashire. I would be more than happy to donate this to a museum as I am emigrating soon and I believe that it would be more appreciated if displayed and cared for as a reminder of how beauty can be found even in the darkest of times.

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Location

Trenches of Northern France

Culture
Period

Northern France - 1917

Theme
Size
H:
71cm
W:
16cm
D:
1.5cm
Material

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