First World War – Postcards

Information – Postcards of the First World War in the Wilson Collection

Postcards reached the height of their popularity during the First World War. They had many functions - they were a quick and easy way of sending messages to people, but they could also be sent in order to add to the recipient’s collection. They showed the attitude of society at the time and therefore provide great insight into the period from which they come from.

> Postcards of the First World War information sheet (PDF)

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