Jacob & Co. hardtac biscuit painted with flags and emblems. It is marked 13th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Notoriously hard and unpalatable, this one was kept as a souvenir by the donor's grandfather, who came from Castle Douglas.   People treasured a variety of objects which they found on the battlefield, bought or traded for. These could be mementoes of places or personal experiences, enemy weapons and equipment kept as trophies, or objects handmade or decorated to pass the time. Smaller items of military uniform, especially badges and hats, were also kept as souvenirs.   These, and the stories they related to, were often handed on to family members. Mass produced objects were often personalised, with names and place names written by hand, later adding to the personal value of these objects for families.  
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Dumfries and Galloway Council
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