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about 1914
Publisher Photochrom Co. LTD, London and Tunbridge Wells


Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Offset photomechanical print on card stock.

Not On View



Front: ‘Britain Prepared’ By permission of H.M. Admiralty [Reference No.5
Back: divided. Mint.
Reproduced from the original pictures for ‘Britain Prepared,’ secured by permission of H.M. Government, and presented under the gracious patronage of Their Majesties King George and Queen Mary.
Exclusive post card publication by The Photochrom Co., Ltd., London, E.C., and Tunbridge Wells.


Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder