Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera


Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Dispensary

This week's Sepia Saturday theme is about store fronts. My image is from Private Clark's album and it was taken in Singapore in 1909 while he was serving with the Middlesex Regiment.
The Dispensary, founded in 1879 by Dr. John Hutchinson Robinson, was located on Raffles Place. There's a 1905 photograph of The Dispensary taken from a different angle here and more information here. Further down the street are more stores including a French hairdresser and an outfitter.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Men's Sweater Set

A design from McCall's Crochet Treasury, a collection of crochet patterns published between 1968 and 1977.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Scandinavian style

I haven't anything quite right to fit this week's Sepia Saturday, so here's something completely different.
A vintage postcard advertising the Park Hotel, Liland, Voss, Norway; the photograph is by Normann, Oslo. The image is so carefully (and badly) staged that it makes me laugh. I don't know which is worse - the wide expanse of grey carpet, those brightly-coloured chairs that drag your eyes relentlessly to the bottom left of the image or the frozen-in-action participants. Even the dog looks bored!

More on- and off-theme entries over at Sepia Saturday

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Edwardians at the seaside

Sepia Saturday is at the seaside this week. My offering features the usual Edwardian suspects - this time, they're on holiday in Dinard some time between 1908 and 1910.
There's more seaside stuff over at Sepia Saturday.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Miss Ray wearing pink

Colourised photographic postcard of English actress Gabrielle Ray, 1883-1978. Photograph by Dover Street Studios
Postcard A Series published by Aristophot Co., London.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Miss Nina Sevening

On the reverse: Printed and Published by Percy Redjeb, Shenley Road, Boreham Wood, Herts, England.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Dear Barbara

On the reverse: "Sologlaze Series", Real Photo, Photographed & Printed by E. A. Sweetman & Son, Tunbridge Wells.

Monday, 7 January 2013

The Fish Market, Polperro

Polperro, Cornwall. On the reverse: English Series Post Card. Printed and published by Photo-Precision Ltd., St. Albans. This is a Genuine Photograph.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Out in the snow

Another 'identities unknown' photograph for this week's Sepia Saturday post - a group of WW1 soldiers taking time out in the snow for a smoke. Their cap badges are too indistinct for me to identify accurately - I can see three Prince of Wales feathers and that's about it.

More of this week's posts over at Sepia Saturday

Friday, 4 January 2013

Odd one out

Group photograph of fourteen men and a boy. There's no information on the reverse to give me a clue...

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Yachting on -

The usual suspects from my Edwardian photograph album are out on the water again. I'll post the companion photograph tomorrow which will reveal the location.