Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera


Saturday, 3 March 2012

Playing the game

This week's Sepia Saturday theme revolves round games. I have several images that fitted the theme, but decided to share this one because it makes me smile.
I do love Edwardian sentimental cards like this one. I think it's the gentle coyness of message that appeals to me as much as the pretty images. This postcard, a Valentine's X.L. Series Real Photo Card, is postmarked February 10, 1912 and was sent to an address in Belturbet.

More fun and games over at Sepia Saturday!

14 comments:

barbara and nancy said...

Great card. What a sweet sentiment. But those rackets look pretty flimsy compared to the metal ones they're playing with today.
Nancy

Kristin said...

If they were just colorized, they would fit perfectly with the sub-theme of colored postcards today.

Karen S. said...

...and it's clear to see why! What a great card! They look so darn cozy together!!!!

Jo Graham said...

The card is so sweet - and don't they look young? The young lady has lovely hair :-) Jo

Wendy said...

Tennis-- definitely the game of LOVE.

Joy said...

I can't resist those cards either, they appear to be drifting off into the sunset, love all.

Jinksy said...

A far cry from Wimbledon! LOL

Jinksy said...

Now, how about removing the double word verification, to make life easier for those who leave you a comment?

Come on! You can do it!!! Honestly, it really is extremely simple to do once you go to your ‘Dashboard’ (the word appears in the top right of your blog, next to your email address and the words ‘sign out’)

So the sequence of mouse clicks goes like this:-

• Click on Dashboard
• Click on Settings (shows on one of the tabs along the top)
• Click on Comments (shows as one of the words in a line below the row of tabs)
• Scroll down the page until you see it says Show word Verification? There is a yes/no button choice – click No
• Make sure you click the SAVE button at the bottom on the page

Wibbo said...

@ Jinksy - nope, you don't get that option with the new Blogger interface. Comment moderation is either off or on and you can't turn off the word verification!

Bob Scotney said...

Wibbo - you have to revert to the old blogger dashboard, then you can turn it off before coming back to the new blogger- I've done it.

Game, set and match to your Edwardian couple.

Wibbo said...

Thanks Bob - will go check that out now :o)

Postcardy said...

That's a clever card.

If you turn off word verification, make sure you don't allow Anonymous comments.

Little Nell said...

A lovely card- it reminded me of the poem 'Miss J Hunter Dunne' by John Betjeman.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Nice postcard! He can't keep his hands off her... I also like the vintage rackets, I can't image Nadal using those :-)