A selection of postcards collected in France by my grandfather during WW1. As my loyal reader Artichoke Annie has mentioned in the WW1 "fields of flowers" post below, between not wanting to worry the folks back home, and having the government censors reading each and every written note home, communications during this war were kept pretty lighthearted in general. These cards were never mailed, he brought home hundreds of cards like this for his sister, Edith, who had fallen sick in 1919 and apparently liked flowers as much as I do today. I have a few old tin tobacco boxes and a couple of small wooden boxes she papered over with flowered magazine ads and wallpaper bits, making them prettier for her bureaus and shelves I believe. I love the way these illustrations were drawn and used with the typography of the day.