Marjorie's sketch book

Caption 'I don't care I kissed her', signed and dated 'Edie Feb 14 1914' Caption: 'Mistress: I must insist on you wearing longer skirts Marie. The way you show your ankles is positively impertinent.' Signed and dated 'MM McCulloch Feb 18th 1914' NOTHING is to be written on this side except the date and signature of the sender. Sentences not required may be erased. If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed. I am quite well [Crossed out: I have been admitted into hospital sick/wounded and am going on well/and hope to be discharged soon. I am being sent down to the base.] I have received your parcel {crossed out: letter dated/telegram]. Letter follows at first opportunity. [Crossed out: I have received no letter from you lately/for a long time]. Signature only: Hughie. Date: 15/1/16. (Postage must be prepaid on any letter or post card addressed to the sender of this card). Caption 'A Good Germ Destroyer', signed 'Percy 20/4/16' Titled 'The Advantage of Education' with caption 'Well that's very kind of 'em to tell yer there's no fish in here, or I might have wasted a day trying to get a bite!' Signed B.H.H. 29/7/16

This year's advent calendar features items relating to the First World War from National Museums Liverpool's collections and displays.

This book contains many drawings, postcards, inscriptions and watercolour paintings, made and collected by Marjorie Alice Drinkwater of Garston, aged 13 to 17, throughout the First World War.

Marjorie's beloved brother Hugh was serving on the Western Front. Among the light-hearted sketches, a postcard from Hugh is a reminder of the difficulties of keeping in touch with loved ones at this time. 

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This book, which is not currently on display, is from the Museum of Liverpool's  social and community history collection.

Accession number MOL.2012.42.2