Postcards from Crete

In 1905, or before, someone had the bright idea of making a souvenir postcard featuring the then High Commissioner, Prince George, and representatives of the four military forces then occupying Crete. (Never mind that l’Angleterre is actually un Écossais).

1905. Prince George Souvenir postcard.

Unfortunately, by late 1906 Prince George had gone home and been replaced as High Commissioner by Alexandros Zaimis; a situation which could have proved catastrophic for the Cretan postcard industry.

However, with typical Cretan ingenuity, a solution was soon found – just change some of the pictures on the card and it’s business as usual!

1906, or later. High Commissioner Zaimis souvenir postcard.


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