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Month: February, 2013

The Two Joans

This image which measures 2″x 2.5″ was bought at an Antiques Fair near Stafford last weekend along with many others.

The two ladies in the photograph appear to have signed their names on the back Joan Plowman & Joan Bagby.

This probably would have been taken by a street photographer as it has a reference number on the right of the image (I left the number out of the scan).

The people in the background are almost as interesting as these two young ladies; the gentleman in the cap, the lady partly obscured directly behind them and the people in the far distance walking away.

I would say the image is 20’s/30’s judging by the fashions.

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Hazlewood & Dent Ironmongery & Tools

A photograph bought at a Antiques Fair in Oswestry.

No message on the reverse but the image itself tell us about the vendors.

The sign reads: H&D Hazlewood & Dent Ironmongery & Tools, Corner of Great Hamptons St & Vyse St, Birmingham Estb 1885.

The edges of the photograph are out of focus but it looks as though this is their stall, perhaps at a trade show or a fair.

I can spot a deckchair, brooms, lamps and a few other items.

Great Hampton & Vyse Street still exist this is where the Ironmongers stood in Birmingham, England.

Dear May

Postcard bought at a Car Boot Sale between Telford & Worfield. Franked February 23rd 1906.

The card was addressed to G Crombie Esq, 1 Paget Road, Wolverhampton and reads:

Dear May, Will was finally selected by the Committee and recommended to the Council. So that means that he is practically Chief Assistant Enf? to the largest urban District in the Kingdom. They told him he would be set up with a Motor car so there may be a chance of a ride from affection Father

The card has a further note near the top which reads:

Of course approval has to be given by the Council so shall know for certain to day .

The image doesn’t really fit with the message on the card.

Young woman in prayer

A beautiful but unusual portrait bought from an Antiques Fair in Stafford.

No further information on the photograph.