A British Soldier's Letter from Blackpool
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TRANSCRIPTION; MESSAGE: Dec 30 6; [Dear] Sister; [appearing here is the preprinted message "A British Soldier's Letter from Blackpool."]; [From yours sincerely,]; Brother Tom; Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous new year; SENT TO: Miss C Holding; Sewing Maid; R. A.F.; Lancaster
Description(Color) This postcard contains an epistolary poem, and provides spaces for the sender to fill in the date, the sendee, and his/her own name. At the top is an image of two Union Jack flags, which are also mentioned in the verse. The card displays a green, British, halfpenny stamp that is tilted to the right. The postmark is from Blackpool, and the only legible date is December 31, but the year filled in on the front indicates it was sent in 1916. The card is from brother (Tom) to sister to wish her a happy new year.
This collection previously belonged to Dominic Hibberd, an English biographer most noted for the biographies of Wilfred Owen and Harold Monro, World War I poets. He collected these postcards for research purposes.
- World War I Postcards 
Holding, Tom [writer of accompanying material] (2011). A British Soldier's Letter from Blackpool. DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from