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“LEAVES”, TRENCH ART: THESE ARE RATHER RARE AND UNUSUAL PIECES OF TRENCH ART, THE ONLY ONES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED. I HAVE SEEN VERY FEW OF THE ORIGINAL LEAVES BUT MANY OF THE CARDS MADE FROM THEM. THE ARTIST TOOK OAK LEAVES AND CARFULLY PICKED OUT PORTIONS OF THE LEAF TO FORM NAMES OF THE TOWNS WHERE THEY WERE FROM. THEY WOULD THEN SELL THE LEAVES OR MAKE POST CARDS USING THESE AS THE NEGATIVE. ALL ARE FROM THE ALSACE AREA, ONE IS DATED 1916. WITH THESE 4 LEAVES ARE THREE POST CARDS W/REAL DRIED FLOWERS ATTACHED. IT IS A WONDER THEY SURVIVED ALMOST 100 YEARS.