Vintage Postcard Collection

These postcards comprised an album put together by my maternal grandmother, Jessica Amelia Jackson (neé Dixon) during and after the First World War. The majority of the cards were sent to her by my grandfather, Sapper John Percival Jackson as he was posted to various places in Western Europe between September 1914 and April 1920. Others were sent to my grandfather, in English, French or Italian. I am grateful to Jan Waugh for helping translate most of the French.

For more about this see Behind the Album

Random Postcard

Postcard#: 0189
Subject Group:  Marine & Coast
Artist:  Van de Velde, L.
Title:  Le Grain, Environs de Paimpol.
Date of Posting:  Saturday February 26th 1916
Message on reverse:  My Darling, I wish you could have been with us this morning Dear. Have been out on the hills covered with snow about a foot deep and tobogganing with some Frenchies and snow-balling. It was really great and very amusing too when we uptripped - I mean for those watching. Will write letter soon, All my love. Percy X