Picture St. Marys
Xmas Thoughts to My Soldier Boy


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This postcard is a Christmas greeting for a soldier fighting in World War One. World War One was fought from July 1914 to November 1918 and Canadian soldiers were unable to return home for the holidays. The postcard depicts a woman who looks sullen as she writes a letter. The inscription notes that Christmas is a happy day, but the woman's sullen expression shows that during the war, Christmas could also be sad. The postcard was sent on November 27, 1917 so that it would be able to reach England by Christmas.
Notes:
Condition: some wear on corners, discolouration on front and back.
Inscriptions:
"Xmas Thoughts to My Soldier Boy

I am here in dear old Canada-/It's just the same old place/As when you left, expecting that/We miss an absent face-/And you are in a far-off land,/So I send this to say/My loving thoughts will be with you/On happy Christmas Day."
Publisher:
Bamforth & Co. Ltd. Publishers
Place of Publication:
England
Date of Original:
27 November 1917
Dimensions:
Width: 14 cm
Height: 9 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 11.2cm
Image Height: 6.6cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
RN22_189
Collection:
Reg Near Postcards
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Reg Near
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder:
Bamforth
Recommended Citation:
Reg Near Postcards. "Xmas Thoughts to My Soldier Boy." St. Marys Museum, RN22_189.
Location of Original:
St. Marys Museum Archives
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal study or research; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction.
High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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Xmas Thoughts to My Soldier Boy


This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This postcard is a Christmas greeting for a soldier fighting in World War One. World War One was fought from July 1914 to November 1918 and Canadian soldiers were unable to return home for the holidays. The postcard depicts a woman who looks sullen as she writes a letter. The inscription notes that Christmas is a happy day, but the woman's sullen expression shows that during the war, Christmas could also be sad. The postcard was sent on November 27, 1917 so that it would be able to reach England by Christmas.