Object detail

Description
World War 1. Inscriptions read: "A Souvenir of The Great World War and The Glorious Part Played by Australia and New Zealand; The landing of our gallant sons of Empire on the Gallipoli Peninsula; 'The scrap heap' a view of the 'Emden' after the fight with the 'Sydney' off the Cocos Keeling Islands". Depicts landing at Gallipoli, Flags, Warships.
Classification
CH classification COSTUME ACCESSORIES Female scarf
Measurements
L596 x W463
Media/Materials description
Silk
Signature/Marks
A Souvenir of The Great World War and The Glorious Part Played by Australia and New Zealand
The landing of our gallant sons of Empire on the Gallipoli Peninsula
The scrap heap' a view of the 'Emden' after the fight with the 'Sydney' off the Cocos Keeling Islands
History and use
World War 1 souvenirs like this printed square were produced in Egypt and England, often for the Australian soldier market. The troops bought the souvenirs and sent them home to their families, who often framed them or made them into cushion covers and other items. Some items were also exported to Australia and New Zealand and sold there. Depictions of the Gallipoli landing and the sinking of the German ship 'Emden' were popular subjects for the souvenirs. The inscriptions read: "A Souvenir of The Great World War and The Glorious Part Played by Australia and New Zealand; The landing of our gallant sons of Empire on the Gallipoli Peninsula; 'The scrap heap' a view of the 'Emden' after the fight with the 'Sydney' off the Cocos Meeling Islands".
Registration number
H19253

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