Embroidered postcard 'To my dear Sister', featuring a posy of flowers in Allied colours, written by Private William Nairn to his sister Sarah Jackson from France on 1 September 1917, during World War I. He expresses a wish to see 'you & the little children', and asks her not to worry 'as you have enough worry & I am alright'. He was killed in the trenches of France on 4 July 1918.

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Postcard featuring a panel of coloured embroidery, set within an embossed white cardboard frame. The embroidery features the words 'To my dear Sister' under a basket of flowers in Allied colours with green leaves, hung with a red and white ribbon tied with a blue bow. The back of the postcard has a printed proforma, over-written by hand-writing. Two large stains and two areas of loss suggest that the postcard was glued into an album at some stage. The embroidery and cardboard frame have multiple areas of foxing.

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