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'Hello Daddy!', a patriotic British postcard sent on New Year's Eve, 1914.
A British postcard sent on New Year's Eve 1914
A British patriotic postcard
A photograph of a small boy, above a greeting saying ‘Hello Daddy!’ is the central feature of this postcard’s design. Sprigs of festive holly adorn a printed message below that, which reads: ‘Greetings from all at home and especially from’, with a handwritten ‘ER.’ inserted at the end. The printed text along the bottom states: ‘Copyright by A W Ford Co Ltd Bristol / by courtesy of J S Fry & Sons Ltd’. The four flags that adorn the top of the postcard are those of Belgium, the United Kingdom, France and Russia. ‘PRINTED IN ENGLAND’ and ‘W. H. S. & S. LDN.’ is printed on the reverse. The legible parts of the postmark tell us that it was posted on 31 December 1914 in Bournemouth. Although no message has been written on the back, there is a handwritten name and address: ‘A. R. Jameson / c/o Mrs [?] Chase / Tiptoe / Hordle / Hants’.