Anna Guérin sells silk poppies

Announcement Date: 15 May 1921

Moina Michael’s silk poppies inspired Anna Guérin, a French woman involved in the French artificial flower trade. She went on to sell poppies in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Britain. The first ‘Haig Fund’ launched in 1921 using artificial poppies made by women and children in devastated areas of France. It raised £106,000.