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Griffith (Alix) Autograph Album
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Album contains photographs of nurses, soldiers, sketches, humour, notes, postcards, etc., the album clearly records the great friendship and respect which existed between the young nurse and the men in her care, many of whom were French or Serbian. A hand-written note inside the cover of the album reads, 'Alix Griffith, Hotel Imperial, Menton 1915-16'. The album is full of messages of thanks and good wishes, with a number of the photographs signed, depicting a number of portraits of soldiers, together with two larger group photographs of Serbian soldiers with doctors and nurses. Of particular appeal are the number of sketches, many of which are humorous. One is a charming pencil sketch of a nurse sitting on the bed of a soldier who has a thermometer in his mouth. Another is a pencil depiction of a soldier in his kilt and gas mask, standing in the trenches, with mortars flying overhead. Other ephemeral items have been included, such as a picture from a postcard of a Cossack on a horse, captioned 'The Hope of Russia, a Russian Cossack, A postcard popular in Moscow'. Of the other postcards loosely inserted, two have been used and been posted, whilst one has been used but seemingly not sent. Two are in French, one seemingly in Serbian. An unused postcard shows a water colour bust of a Serbian soldier captioned, "Officer Serbe."
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