Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Thursday, 20 November 2014


Portrait by Whitfield Cosser & Co, Colchester, Ipswich, King's Lynn, Salisbury & Bath.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Corporal Walter Gittens

Corporal Walter Gittens (seated) - read the reverse side of the postcard and find out some of Walter's story over at Wibbo's Words.
On the reverse: R. Guilleminot, Boespflug et Cie, Paris, manufacturer of photographic paper; no details of the photographer or where the portrait was taken; message on postcard dated April 25th, 1916.

In front of the wall

I have no clue as to who these men are - are they soldiers or sailors? Or civilians?
Photograph by E. Dorrill, 158, Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

For Lily & Walter

357th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, formed Hartlepool, January 21, 1917.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Posing for a photograph

Group of soldiers including a sergeant (three stripes) and two corporals (two stripes) - the cap badges look like they're from one of the Staffordshire regiments. I can't make out whether they're North Staffs (Prince of Wales feathers above the knot) or South Staffs (crown above the knot).