Although notions of Victorian reserve and decorum are common this card demonstrates a show of raw emotion on view for all to see. From the message and image on the front to the expression of love on the back, Miss Wing’s correspondent was unabashed in letting her, but also anyone who handled the card prior to final delivery, know how he felt. A postcard had occasioned something very novel – the capacity to express emotions across distances.
Image of a sailor dancing with a woman
Great Britain, British, sailor, uniform, Navy