What a wonderful treasure came into the shop for us to frame this week! Our client brought in a WW1 French embroidered postcard sent by his uncle to his father. His uncle was wounded during battle, and was in a field hospital in France. He died from mustard gas a short time after sending the postcard.
This print has been in our client’s family since the early 1900’s. Dan Patch was a famous racehorse who set the pacing mile record in 1906 at 1:55 and earned more than $1 million a year. His “unofficial” record was not tied for 38 years until Billy Direct became the official 1.55 world record holder.