1922 Brussels Congress Column Postcard Belgium


The postcard features the Congress Column in Brussels, Belgium. The caption on the front of the postcard reads:

"71. BRUXELLES - Colonne du Congrès. Tombeau d'un Soldat Inconnu belge inhumé solennellement le 11 Nov. 1922.
BRUSSELS - Congress Column. Here was inhumated on 11th Nov. 1922, an Unknown Belgian Soldier."

The image showcases the majestic Congress Column, a significant monument in Brussels, erected to commemorate the National Congress that created the Belgian Constitution. The column is topped with a statue of King Leopold I and features four allegorical statues representing Liberty, Press, Education, and Worship at its base. This postcard marks the solemn interment of an unknown Belgian soldier on November 11, 1922, a tribute to those who died in World War I.

The reverse side of the postcard contains a handwritten message that reads:

"Dear Blanche,
This isn't an idea card but it is to show that I haven't forgotten the date. Best wishes for the 16th of Oct.

Additionally, the card is addressed to:

"Nixson T193574
14th (B.I.) L.F.A.

The bottom of the postcard provides a brief description of the Congress Column in both French and English, detailing its significance and historical context.

This postcard offers a glimpse into early 20th-century commemorative practices and serves as a valuable piece for collectors and historians interested in World War I, Belgian history, and historical monuments.

If you have any specific questions or need further details about this postcard, the Congress Column, or its historical context, feel free to ask!

Size: 14 cm x 9 cm

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SKU: POS127-
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