Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Monday, 20 December 2010

Joyeux Noel

Sent by my dad in France to his sister-in-law in Goole, Yorkshire, Christmas 1944.

Joyeux Noel

Sent by my dad in France to his in-laws in Goole, Yorkshire, Christmas 1944.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Memorial plaque

Bronze World War 1 memorial plaque known by various names including the Next of Kin Memorial Plaque, Dead Man's Penny, Widow's Penny and Death Plaque.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Make Do and Mend

First Edition 1943, published by His Majesty's Stationery Office.

Foreword by Hugh Dalton, President of the Board of Trade:

"First, I would like to thank you all for the way in which you have accepted clothes rationing. You know how it has saved much-needed shipping space, man-power and materials, and so assisted our war effort.
The Board of Trade Make Do and Mend campaign is intended to help you to get the last possible ounce of wear out of your clothes and household things. This booklet is part of that campaign, and deals chiefly with clothes and household linen.
No doubt there are as many ways of patching or darning as there are of cooking potatoes. Even if we ran to several large volumes, we could not say all there is to say about storing, cleaning, pressing, destroying moths, mending and renovating clothes and household linen.
But the hints here will, I hope, prove useful. They have all been tested and approved by the Board of Trade Make Do and Mend Advisory Panel, a body of practical people, mostly women, for whose help in preparing this booklet I am most grateful."

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

In Doubt

Postmarked Sunderland, August 3, 1913. On reverse: Published by E. A. Schwerdtieger & Co, London E. C., printed at their works in Berlin.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

A Birthday Wish

Rotary Photo Co Ltd, postmarked Doncaster, 3 January 1927; reverse states "This is a HAND-PAINTED STUDY from a REAL PHOTOGRAPH of a BRITISH Beauty MISS GLADYS COOPER".

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Birthday Wishes

Rotary Photographic Series, postmarked Birmingham, 3 January 1919; photographer: Lallie Charles (Charlotte Elizabeth Martin b. 1869).

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Girl's Own Annual

Front cover of Volume 44, October 1922 - September 1923.

Norwegian Sportswear

Mum knitted the kid's version for me when I was about 8; I knitted the adult version for myself several years later.