1998.532 Matchbox Holder, Trench Art, WWI

Inscribed Matchbox Holder

 This matchbox holder belonged to Corporal Thomas Gisby. He has listed the places he went on both sides of the holder, one side for 1917 and the other 1918. In this way he has used the matchbox holder, a small functional object that he would have carried everywhere with him, as a kind of basic diary, a record of his movements. (1998.532)