Pictorial Postcards

As postcards and letters had to pass the Field Censors there were very few sent from abroad with a date and no information about locality. As can be seen from the comments on the postcard just below 'my envelopes have stuck together' indicated that multiple postcards could be sent to the family in one envelope. It also meant that the cards were protected, especially those with the beautiful embroidery, and a series of cards could be kept together.

These postcards are now almost 100 years old and tell a story of just how much letters meant to the soldiers fighting in dreadful conditions. A word from home would have been unbelievably supportive at this time.

Message:
I don't think he will get home now, I wish we was all coming home, what is left, I have written home the same time, I hope they are not grumbling about how many you are having. I hope all well at home. Remember me to them. I think will close I remain your ever loving Joe. With Best and Fondest Love.
P.S. All my envelopes have stuck together
Card: Fabrication francaise

Message:
Dear Mother. Just a P. C. to wish you many happy returns of the day. With love from your loving Son George.
Card: Fabrication francaise

Message:
Dear Daisy
Just a P.C. wishing you many happy returns of the day. I hope this will remind you of the canoe. With love from Alice.
Date July 20th 191?
Card: The Philco Publishing Co, Holborn Place, London W.C. Printed at the works in France. Real photograph postcards.

Message:
What do you think of these. Best Love
No Date
Card:Valentine's Series is a guarantee of British Manufacture.

Message:
This is another one for the case. I remain yours ever Joe
No Date
Card:No details

Message:
My Dear Daisy
Just a P.C. to let you know that I am going on alright. I have no news this week again. I am getting fed up, with getting no answers to my letters. I remain your ever Joe, Best Love.
No Date.
Card:Vise, Paris. L'AT. D'ART Photo B-Colombes

Message:
With Love
Card: Printed in France

Message:
Dear Daisy
I thought this was a very good card and I know it is not quite right but it might be right someday. I remain your ever loving Joe.
No Date.
Card: Printed in France

Message:
With Best Love.
No date
Card:Vis Paris Numero au Verso. Etablissements photographiques de Boulogne-s-Seine

Message:
have some news from somewhere. Yorkshire Hussars attd 9th West Yorkshire Regt. No. 235739. I wrote to George again, George is not on the same front as I am. I have been on two, I expect I shall do 1 before I finish it. I would love to run into one of them, I have seen two Leicester fellows. One the name of Sharp that lives against Mothers then another one belongs to the 6th Leicesters. I will close now hoping I will have some news soon. I remain yours. Best love, ever loving Joe
No Date
Card: Blank

Mark: PASSED FIELD CENSOR 2468
Message:
Mr Dear Daisy
Sunday. Just a P.C. to let you know how I am going on. I do not know why I have got a letter from you. I don't know if you are getting these P.C., I am still waiting for one of them photos. The last letter I got from you was at Tedworth. I dont know they are gone spare at all. Remember me to your mother and dad. I remain your ever loving Joe. Best love.
No Date.
Card:A Noyer. Paris. Fabrication Francaise.

Message:
My Dear Daisy
Just a few lines hoping you are well as it leaves me the same. It is getting on for a week since I have heard from you, I have not had one from home since I received the money order. I expect getting them a little later. I hope I shall soon (continued on another card?)
Date: Tues Oct 2nd 19?
Card: No details

Message:
Best and Fondest Love.
No Date.
Card:Rotary Photo London E.C. printed in Britain. This is a hand-painted real photograph.

Message:
Best & Fondest Love,Joe
No Date
Card: Printed in France

Message:
Hoping you will like these two. With love Joe
No Date.
Card: French

Message:
My Dear Daisy
Just a P.C. to let you know that I have sent that little bit of silk on Sat. I expect you will get it as soon as you get this. I am sending you that because I did not buy you any thing when I was at home. Hope you will like it. I remain your ever loving Joe. Let me know as soon as you get it, same address.
No Date
Card: Vise Paris. L'AT. D'ART PHOT. B-COLOMBES

Message:
I think this is very good Fondest Love.
No Date
Card; No details

Message: Just another one. You have got one or two now. I remain yours ever Joe. Best & Fondest Love.
No Date
Card:Printed in France

Message:
Mr Dear George
Just a few lines trusting they'll find you quite well as it leaves me dear. Received your kind letter with many thanks. I hope you will soon be home to see us just let me?. Well George don't laugh I thought I was writing to Archie, excuse short letter just going to work Millie. I heard from Archie on Saturday and he is quite well. Love from all at home. I went to a wedding last Saturday and had a good time.
No Date.
Card:Philco Series.

Message:
With Best and Fondest Love
No Date
Card:Vise Paris. L'AT. D'ART PHOTO. BOIS COLOMBES

Message:
Mr Dear Daisy
Just a few lines hoping you are going on alright. I have not had a letter from you since Sat. I have just got a letter from Lil, my sister posted that on the 28th of July so I shall not be surprised to see some of yours come late, so I have not much news for you. Hoping everything going on alright at home. Remember me to all. I remain your ever loving Joe. With Best Wishes and Fondest Love.
Date: August 8th 1917 Wed.
Card:Fabrication Francaise

No Message.
No Date.
Card: Vise a Paris. Numero au Verso

Message:
Miles from home now, I have heard from home on Sat. I have wrote back. We are got mud up to the eyes, in a rotten country for the winter, I will close now, hoping you will write soon. I remain yours ever, Joe. Best Love (235739)
No Date
Card:Neo-Bromure Baudiniere, Paris

Message
Dear Sister
Just a P.C. to wish you a happy Birthday. From your Bro, Arch
No Date
Card: Printed in Britain. This is a hand-painted real photograph

Message:
My Dear Daisy
Just a few lines hoping you are well. I can remember you saying you was going up to Notts for the week but you did not tell you that you was not going to write, and forget, about Dear all you said you would write back later. It was the third of August when I last heard from you. A few of the men are coming (Note: this card would have continued on another, yet to be found)
Date: August 10th 1917
Card:Fabrication francaise

Message:
You will be a few days without hearing from me. Will write as soon as possible. With Best Love I remain your ever loving Joe
Best Wishes (in French) The words in French.
No Date
Card:No details

Message:
My Dear Daisy
Just a few lines hoping you are quite well as it leaves me the same. You thought I was amongst the missing, not yet I hope, when I am missing you had better look for a new hubby, I am pleased to say I am still well and lost my cold and headaches since I have been with the Regt again. I have not heard from Wood again. (continued on another card)
Date:July 28th 1917
Card:Fabrication francaise

Message:
I got everythin alright up to now, and I got your letter today so I am answering it straight back. I have got a letter from Lil today with a box of cigs she told me about my brother, he was wounded. I was pleased to hear he was going on alright and at Nukow? in India. Be what I made out of the boys they told me that he has got a girl out there a half cast, a bit thick too (Continued on another card?)
No Date.
Card:Artige-Paris

Message:
2.
England, he must be well knock about well. I would like to see him myself very much. You ask me about the war, some say it won't last long, I don't know what to say myself, one of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry got wed this morning. I got the case (continued?)
No Date
Card: No details.

Message:
With Best & Fondest Love
No Date
Card:No details

Message:
With Best Love Joe
No Date
Card:Printed in France