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Category: Postcard

Young Lady & Her Cat

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This postcard dropped through my letterbox this morning, I bought it from ebay at the weekend. No information on the sitter or the cats name but I thought it was a lovely image.

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Waycotts Corner

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Another car boot find, this postcard is unusual in that the message on the reverse is considerably more recent than the card itself, it reads: ‘12-11-95 Dearest Mother – I thought this picture of Waycotts Corner years before the fire might be a small reminder of the Victoria Street you once knew. How long ago? I have no idea as there is no date and no Peter Tully to ask…from the clothes and band uniforms it must be very long ago. I hope you like it much love David.’

Judging by the crown decorations above the street this might have been a Coronation party or Jubilee celebration.

I was unable to find Waycotts Corner and there are numerous Victoria Streets, perhaps you know where it is?

After a little more research I found Waycotts Corner, it’s in Paignton, Devon.

 

Good Morning Miss Rogers

Good Morning Miss Rogers

Postcard measuring 3×4″, I’m not sure where I found this one. The message on the reverse looks half finished, it reads ‘Good Morning Miss Rogers we have just come up to Scarborough to see    ‘  the card doesn’t have a postmark or stamp, I do hope Miss Rogers received it. Miss Rogers’s address was The Liliacs, Wharf Road,Ellesmere. 

Christmas past

Xmas 1907

Postcard found in a small book shop in Lyme Regis during the summer, I have been waiting to post it ever since. The image provides most of the information including an advert for a famous chocolate maker still manufacturing today. The message on the reverse from 110 years ago reads…’Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year from all at Newchurch Xmas 1907′.  Newchurch, Lancashire.

By the river

By the river

This postcard was found in an antique shop in Bridport, Dorset. The composition is beautiful with the scene framed by the trees above; the four people look as though they have been posed looking away from the camera and told to stand very still!

Military Band

Military Band

I found this postcard in a local antique shop. No information on the reverse of the card but the drum shown in the centre reads British Legion Military Band. The expressions of the musicians range from happy to sad!

Meal time at Port Arthur

meal time Port arthur

I found this postcard in an antique shop in Lyme Regis a few weeks ago. No message on the reverse except the Studio name. Roger’s Studio Phone 1125, 32 Cumberland St S, Port Arthur. No one seems to be looking at the camera, perhaps that’s because they are ravenous?! Cumberland Street South in Port Arthur, Ontario still exists so at least we know where the photograph was taken.

Guinea pigs in the backyard

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I bought this small postcard from Shrewsbury car boot sale a few weeks ago. The reverse of the card reads Bromley Cross, Bolton Aug 1914 sadly no information relating to the boy & girl featured. They seem to have been dressed in their Sunday best for a picture with their pet guinea pigs!

Three ladies in the garden

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This postcard was another antique fair find, no information on the reverse. Only one of the three ladies is in focus, the other two must have moved as the photograph was taken. I liked how the lady in the background is framed by the ladies in the foreground.

Dear Will and Siss

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I can’t remember where I picked this postcard up but it seems to show a photograph/printer. The reverse reads:

Dear Will and Siss sorry I have not wrote, but I will write in a few days as I am busy with my photo work just now, this is one of them but it is too dark, I will send you a better on when I write you a letter from Nell and Fred

ps Just noticed that the reverse of the postcard has place one-cent stamp shown on the back so perhaps the Gentleman is American.