To My Best Chum- My Father
TRANSCRIPTION; MESSAGE: From [illegible] May 5 1916; best love from your son; love to all at home
Description(Color) Printed in green ink, this card displays an illustration of a soldier writing a letter near his tent, followed by the poem text. While it is not clear what "Merry and Bright" refers to at the lower right corner, the same phrase appears on "Old Folks at Home." This card provides a "From" space on the front for senders to fill in. There is no stamp or postmark, but the back provides a short message from "Your Son."
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 
(2011). To My Best Chum- My Father. DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from