Postcard featuring a colour illustration of an embracing couple in a field. The postcard was printed in Germany and appears to have been a standardised Christmas greeting. It is likely to date from prior to World War I, suggested by the style of clothing depicted and the use of English.

Physical Description

Colour illustration of a couple embracing in a field. The man wears a blue and white striped jacket, white pants and a straw hat with a red band. The woman wears a brown skirt and a blue blouse with white smocking. A fence runs along the top of the image and behind the fence stands a medium sized building.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions

  • Acquisition Information


  • Place Manufactured

    Germany, circa 1905-1914

  • Inscriptions

    Printed in black ink on the front of the postcard: 'I could stay for / Ever' Printed in green ink on the back of the postcard: 'POST CARD / This space may be used for communication ; The ADDRESS only to be written here' Printed in blue ink on the back of the postcard, on the left: 'To dear old friends I wishes send / That happiness may never end. / May every year that comes and goes / Fresh veins of joy and bliss disclose / EVERY GOOD WISH FOR / A BRIGHT AND / HAPPY CHRISTMAS / From' Hand-written in black ink on the back of the postcard and following on from the above inscription: 'an old pal' Hand-written in black ink on the back of the postcard, on the right: 'A Merry Xmas / you look very / nice'

  • Classification

    Military history, Personal effects, Correspondence

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    139 mm (Width), 88 mm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Postcards, Christmas Cards, World War I, 1914-1918