Reproductions were placed on plaques for rooms in the B&B
Pete Tatham is sharing a look at a collection of Field Service postcards discovered in the soffit space of his Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B&B during renovations, many years ago.
For the flavour of the time, look at the pre-approved text permitted by army censors. Soldiers struck out the lines that did not apply, leaving in only bare bones communication that would not help the enemy.
The penmanship of Harry MacIntosh seems outstanding to my eye, but it was probably quite typical of the style everyone could produce at the time. Cursive, of course, and written with real pen and ink.
There is much more in this box of treasures … letters, sewing artefacts, and murder! Obviously, I will need to do more posts on this subject. I will tag them all “WWI postcards” so that you can pull them together with my search box.