Elsie Bowerman to Mrs Chibnall

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7ELB/B/3/09
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 CM Object/ 7/ELB/B/3a/9
  • Dates of Creation
      17 Sep 1916
  • Physical Description
      1 object

Scope and Content

Postcard. 'Had a glorious afternoon in Moscow yesterday - but longed to stay for weeks.' 'Shall be in Odessa in 3 or 4 days.'

Postcard of a black and white photograph of a man standing by a lake or large pond, in a rural scene with trees behind. He is wearing a cap, and a dark waistcoat and white shirt sleeves. The man seems to be doing some kind of manual work, but it is not clear what, possibly laying out fishing nets. The picture is not clear. On the reverse is a manuscript message in purple ink, some printed text in Russian and a postage stamp. Note: the postcard was posted on route from Moscow to Odessa in the Ukraine.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Yellowed, abrasions to all corners, black smudges from franking stamp top left quarter. Production method: photomechanical reproduction on card.