Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera


Saturday, 10 November 2012

Friends

I haven't anything quite right in my collection for this week's Sepia Saturday so I'm straying off-theme this week.
Postcard sent from Hamilton, Canada to London, England in April 1906. The photograph was taken in September 1905 - I wonder who sent the card and why it took so long to post.

You can see more of this week's images at Sepia Saturday.

10 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

There must be a story behind the delay in posting it. great photos though and good to see the names.

Postcardy said...

I like the way they included two photos on the card and labeled it with the date and names.

Karen S. said...

You certainly found something wonderful to post anyway- and it's always so interesting (I can spend hours) reading postcards and pondering over the people that wrote them- their stories- and their lives! A perfect post!

Alan Burnett said...

What a pity that we don't seem to have such personalised postcards these days - just off the shelf pictures of holiday views. I suppose things like picture messages and Facebook have taken over.

Peter said...

Those were the days when the receiving Post Office also stamped the card. "Hello, this is the Incoming Mail Stamping Department, may I help you?" :)

Liz Stratton said...

Interesting cards. I am amazed at the cards that feature photographs of individuals. So much more personal!

Jana Last said...

What lovely photos those are! I love how they are posed on the swings. That is curious about it taking so long to send the postcard though.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Ah, proper etiquette shown here, males on one side, women on the other. Were they all courting at the same time, none married yet. It does say "Miss" on the card.
:)~
HUGZ

Wendy said...

Is it possible the sender was simply pointing out that the photos were done in 1905? Maybe he had a stack of old postcards to use up. I'm glad the people are identified.

Kat Mortensen said...

This interests me particularly, because I don't live too far from Hamilton and it's always fun to see what things looked like in earlier days around here. Thanks!

The Palmer girls seem to have been the fortunate ones with "friends". What about the other two girls, and Harry and his "friend"?