Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera


Saturday, 16 February 2013

Studious young lady

I'm following one of the themes suggested for this week's Sepia Saturday with this postcard of a watch-wearing young lady. Her watch looks to be a slimmer, probably later version of the fob-watch-come-wrist-watch worn here.
Stamped on the reverse: F. H. Howells, Photographer, 128 Widnes Road, Widnes.

More of this week's entries over at Sepia Saturday

8 comments:

Mike Burnett said...

I don't think she is as serious as she appears. Her eyes have a twinkle and her lips look as if they will bust into a giggle at any moment.

And, the watch, it looks like a modern plastic one.

Brett Payne said...

FH Howells operated a studio from this address from 1909-1918. One TC Howells (I'm guessing his son) ran it from 1924-1939.

My estimate is this portrait was taken during the Great War, 1914-1918.

Postcardy said...

The watch really stands out in that photo.

Mike Brubaker said...

A dignified young lady. Almost noon I think. Or midnight.

Lovely's Blot said...

She looks like a schoolteacher to me!

Bob Scotney said...

It's the wire framed glasses that give her the studious look.

Boobook said...

Love the seat she's sitting on.

Wendy said...

Interesting watch. It looks like some of the ones I've seen in the stores today, quite modern!