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WW1 Trench Art Piece

Article about: Has anyone seen a piece like this before? Looks to be a piece of embroidered trench art? Embroidered Fabric in frame. Reads "Souvenir of The Great War" IMG_1509.jpgIMG_1510.jpgIMG_

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    Has anyone seen a piece like this before? Looks to be a piece of embroidered trench art? Embroidered Fabric in frame. Reads "Souvenir of The Great War" IMG_1509.jpgIMG_1510.jpgIMG_1511.jpg

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    I've seen lots like this many of these were made in France and Germany as war souvenirs, most of the time they are not in a frame like this very nice

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    Thanks was in my Fiancée's grandparent's basement.

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    It's a very nice piece, but it could be machine embroidered
    for a 'mass market'. I'd consider it to be Home-front
    rather than Trench art. Other souvenir items similar
    to this were pillow cases and handkerchiefs.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thats what I thought until I took a closer look the fabric is not a clean cut piece it looks like it was torn or crudely cut.

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    There was a bit of a 'cottage industry' in France and Belgium with the locals doing this kind of work for the allied troops to make a bit of extra money. They are quite common.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    There was a bit of a 'cottage industry' in France and Belgium with the locals doing this kind of work for the allied troops to make a bit of extra money. They are quite common.
    As stated and a fairly commonly seen type of bring home souvenir, though this is not so common with the US emblem on it.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Looks to be a commercial piece with origins as already stated - if you find embroidery done on purple silk it usually indicates work done by convalescing soldiers.

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    Think it has any value?

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    its listed for sale

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