During the Great War, sending, receiving and collecting picture postcards was hugely popular. Many commercial outlets produced postcards with patriotic messages. Images of soldiers and their families with sentimental verses were also common. These cards were eagerly bought by the public to send to relatives on active service.
Contemporary picture postcards are a great source of illustrations and information about the conflict and the home front and are still avidly collected. More information on this subject and further examples can be found on this website.
These postcards were lent to the project by a member of the Horsler family, whose ancestors' stories are told here.