[Editor: This postcard, which incorporates a photo of a group of wounded Australian soldiers in a hospital, was sent by a soldier to his mother, during the era of the First World War (1914-1918). The postcard is undated.]
Another photo of our clique
[Front of postcard]
[Photo of a group of wounded Australian soldiers, in a hospital.]
[The manufacturer’s text is embossed in the bottom right corner of the postcard.]
M L Emery
[Reverse of postcard]
This [is] another photo of our clique taken while the xmas decorations were still hanging. You will notice yours truly well to the front.
Dimensions (approximate): 138 mm. (width), 89 mm. (height).
The writer of this postcard is believed to be Walter Frank Rose, of the 5th Field Artillery Brigade, born in South Brisbane (Queensland).
See: 1) “Private Walter Frank Rose”, Australian War Memorial
2) “Walter Frank Rose”, Discovering Anzacs
See also another postcard from Walter Frank Rose.
The manufacturer’s details (M L Emery, The Studio, Pinner), embossed in the bottom right corner of the postcard, are not easy to read (requiring the turning of the postcard to catch the right angle, under a strong light). However, the photographer’s details have been confirmed by the existence of other instances of work carried out by the same studio.
See: 1) “Pinner Baptist Church, 70 Paines Lane, Pinner, 1910”, Headstone Manor and Museum [located in Pinner View, Harrow, England]
2) “Pinner. Chapel Lane by M.L.Emery, The Studio, Pinner.”, Ebay (listing by “yorkshirebidding”)
Pinner = a suburb in the borough of Harrow (Greater London, England), located north-west of Charing Cross
xmas = an abbreviation of “Christmas”
[Editor: Changed “This another” to “This [is] another” (the square brackets indicate an inserted word).]
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