Saturday, December 12, 2015

New Hanky Finds: WWI Souvineers

At the Royal Oak Flea Market I found some hankies that had to come home with me.

 This souvenir handkerchief includes hand stenciled poppies and "Keep Smiling," "For Ever," and "Remember Me" slogans. It is silk with a machine attached lace edge.
 WWI soldiers sent these handkerchiefs home to sweethearts, mothers and sisters.
Remarkably fine embroidery of the flags of Great Britain, France, and Brussels grace this fine silk handkerchief.

I have a small collection of these hankies.