Grandma May and Grandpa Franks Memory Box - WWI Era Souvenirs

Grandma May and Grandpa Franks Memory Box - WWI Era Souvenirs

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This box of treasures contains mementos from the life of Frank and May in the time of The Great War. Frank was a Canadian soldier who was stationed in several different areas including France and saw action at Normandy before returning home after many years away at war.

Frank was a kind man and sent his lovely new bride May many cards, letters, postcards, and mementos from overseas. In this box you will find a collection including May's wedding garters, black and white photos Frank sent with letters, ribbons and embroidered patches showing the alliance between Canada and Britain, cigarette wrappers and more all from between 1913 - 1918. The cards all have sweet inscriptions with sentiments from another time from Frank to "his beautiful little wife". This box also includes three rare hand embroidered lace postcards which were carefully hand stitched by French women who were out of work due to the war. One of the embroidered postcards has a silk pocket in the front with a small card and a note written in ink on a small dried leaf. Not all the bits of ephemera have been photographed in order to preserve some of the mystery contained within.

Discover the romantic life of May and Frank and imagine life at the the century with this box of unique ephemera

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