Postcard, The child he will never see


Accession Number: 2006.34

Scope & Content: Front of postcard shows a color illustration of a blind WWI soldier cradling an infant in his arms. His wife is standing at his side, holding his hand. "From the painting by Gordon Browne, R.I." is printed in the bottom margin along with the caption "The child he will never see!" Back of postcard is divided and unused. Printed at top left corner is a logo of St. Dunstan's (London, England) and text that reads in part: "The Government makes an allowance to the blinded soldiers and sailors for their children born before or not later than nine months after the discharge of a man from the Army. A fund is being raised to make an allowance of 5s. a week for the children born afterwards. Here surely is a fund to which all of us should try and give support." St. Dunstan's, a charitable organization, was founded in London in 1913 to help blinded servicemen.

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Credit Line: Museum purchase, 2006.34

Subjects: Disabled veterans Fundraising Great Britain Rehabilitation Services for the blind and visually impaired