Children



About This Exhibit

This exhibit features postcards of children and innocence.

Go to the Children Gallery to comment on these postcards and download full-size images.



The Latest Recruit

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One of the Mites

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Come Over

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Keep Smiling

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The Country Calls

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“Dear Marion: I got along pretty well with my sewing yesterday. Mss Cox did not make me take it out. Did Ethel get her trunk? Did it rain home this morning. Gladys”



A Lawn Mower?

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“Just a card to ask father if he still wants that lawn mower of Campbells. We are both O.K. at present and hop yous are the same.I am writing this card in a hurry. Mrs. Campbell’s are nearly all packed up. Y. Ken (?) has rented the house. Well Bye Bye. Write and let me know.”



German Band

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“Just a few lines to let you knw we arrived home O.K. and I was at work before 3 o’clock. My stomach is alright again and I am not feeling too bad. Everything was alrgith when we got home. I paid Mr. Campbell for the mower. I suppose you have all the grass around the house cut. Well news is scarce just now so will draw to a close and say Bye Bye.”



Olive Oil

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“Just a line or two to you before I leave to got to work to let you know that we are O.K. We received a card from Annie but no word from home this week. I am feeling fine at present and hope I continue to do so. I am taking Olive Oil and every time I rift(?) I can taste the oil-boop (?)! Hope all are well over there. We Bye Bye for now we remain…”



The Khaki

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The Counter Attack

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“Dear Pete. Will you look behind my bunk & see if I left a watch there. I believe it drop out of my pocket this morning please send it up I will fix it up when we get back.”



Reaction to a New Baby

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“Good Luck for the Baby And I wish him to be like this. Has we need them all out Here. Christen him. John Edward.”



Souvenir Buttons

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“Dear Vera I got your loving letter and it was very nice and you must write again I am writing this myself but (illegible) writing it is my hand hoping Baby Boy is alright Mom Dad and all of us listen (?) with love Uncle Jack”



Fire Away

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“See you sometime on Wednesday”



Nurse

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Not Afraid

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“eating in the parlour you are having a good time well you worked hard enough for Maz those three years you were in Grand Lake I think he had his nerve to ask you to go back. You got quite a number of nice presents. Will had a letter from Selwyn yesterday he has just been married lately. How is Hubby I hope he is better to bad he has been sick. I guess the water is pretty rough sometimes so you are going to do some more on your quilt you will be able to finish it this winter. Jessie”



Willie

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The End’s In Sight

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“June 24-1917″

Given that war would not end for another year and five months this was not an especially prescient message.



Peace

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