Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera


Sunday, 29 April 2012

The Mazda Electric Fountain

Hand-tinted photographic postcard. On the reverse: This is a real photograph. Printed in England. Photographed and Published by A.W.W., Brighton, England.
More about the fountain and a present-day view here.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Rugby team

First Team, Goole Secondary School, 1927-28. 
Top, left to right: Bateman, Harrison, Forbes, Elliot, Fairweather, Stones, Payling.
Centre, left to right: Ruthven, Speak, Mr. Harlington, Amery, Mr. Hart, Yorke, May.
Bottom, left to right: Cooke, Rose, Triggs, Denby, Storr.

My dad was a keen rugby player at school and in college - that's him on the centre row, second from the left, aged 17. I have the cap he's wearing in the photograph; it's gold and navy blue velvet with an embroidered badge and huge silky tassel.

More of this week's posts over at Sepia Saturday.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Joan in the garden

This week I have a rather tenuous link to Sepia Saturday's garden-centred theme. There's a surprising lack of garden photographs in my collection considering that I come from a family of keen amateur gardeners. I expect they were all far too busy growing, planting and tending to bother taking pictures!
Written on the reverse: "This is Joan doing her Spring Dance in the back garden. The kiddies had been playing with the (indecipherable) - I did not know it was there until I saw this. C."

Lots more gardens over at Sepia Saturday...

Friday, 20 April 2012

Home from the Front

Postmarked Hollingbourne, September 23, 1915. On the reverse: A. M. Davis & Co, Quality Cards, London.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Looking serious

Stamped on the back: (indecipherable word, probably the photographer's name), Terijoki, 2883.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Per Ardua ad Astra

Flight is this week's theme over at Sepia Saturday, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force. I posted my only RFC image some time ago so for this week I've chosen a WW2 RAF pilot complete with rather dashing cravat.
I wish I knew who he was. There's no information on the reverse of the photograph but his face does make me smile back at him. 

Much more flighty stuff over at Sepia Saturday!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Church outing

Postmarked London N.W., August 10, 1914. Written on the reverse: "Just a card to let you know we arrived home quite safe at 8 o/clock. Will write letter to tell you all the news. Kindly find me on other side. Love from Lottie".

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Best Soap

Stamp on the reverse: Permanent Print, S. Gore, Opp. Post Office, Fremantle.

Sunday, 1 April 2012