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Category: Postcard

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!

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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.

Skiing in the mountains

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Another postcard  bought at an antiques fair earlier this year and although it isn’t Christmas themed it does feature snow and skis. No information on the reverse, I wonder who these two were? It looks as though there was an ice rink behind them.

 

Wrestling with sheep

Two gents and sheep

Another postcard, I’m unsure where I picked this one up.

I liked the photograph because of the movement and the overall composition. A closer looks shows the younger man smiling, the older man is well turned out wearing a scarf, hat and jacket.

The names on the back are Lewis Lewis and Tom Davies.

Perhaps they were shearing the sheep as it seems to have a full coat.

Photograph on the steps

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Postcard bought from Kinver Antiques Fair just over a week ago.

Sadly no information on the reverse but the image has so much going on; the little girl holding her Sister’s hand on the right, the men in hats near the top of the image, the buckets and spades the children are holding…

Mom in black

Mom in Black

The only information written on the back of this postcard is:  ‘Mom in black, third row, second in from right’.

The sign behind the group reads Elamara but otherwise this one is a mystery…

Double Exposure

Double Exposure

 

This postcard was found in an antiques shop in Shrewsbury last week along with a few others. I think the ghostly quality has been created by exposing the image twice. I have never seen this effect in a photograph of this age, perhaps because most would have been discarded? The house also seems to be merging with the trees. Sadly there is no further information on the reverse of the postcard.