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'Many Happy Returns of the Day'

A birthday postcard for a thirteen-year-old girl

‘Many Happy Returns of the Day’ is the message printed above the small girl photographed holding a photograph of her soldier–father. The handwritten message on the back reads, ‘To Dear Gertie / With fondest love / From Mam & Dad / age (13) years / Oct 20 (1916)’. Included in the text printed on the back is the following information: ‘Kingsway Real Photo Card’ and ‘Photo Series, 510(3)’.