Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Brotherly Love

On the reverse: The "Alpha" Postcard, The "Alphasa" Publishing Co Ltd, 2 & 4 Scrutton Street, London EC2, Printed in Sweden, No. 155.

Thursday, 24 November 2011


Another photograph of Charlie. Written on the reverse: "With love from Charlie xxx".

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Ja-Ja Heraldic Series, issued by Stoddart & Co, Halifax, West Yorkshire, 1905-1917. This card has the Type 1 front and Type 3 reverse.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Family portrait

Photographer: H M Veale & Co, 98 Victoria Street, Bristol.
Written on the reverse: "Doris Mary Metivier Lee Age 11 yrs 8 months, Thomas Clement Metivier Lee Age 9 yrs 4 months, Alfred John Metivier Lee Age 7 yrs 2 months, Gladys Elizabeth Metivier Lee Age 4 yrs 10 months".
Gladys Elizabeth's birth was registered in the 4th quarter of 1906 - this dates the photograph to 1911.

Friday, 18 November 2011

The Chrysanthemum Girl

Postmarked Enfield, January 26, 1910. Davidson Bros. Real Photographic Series.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

With Love to dear Grand-ma on her Birthday

Written on the reverse: "Dear Granny Just a card to wish you many happy returns of the day, with love from Billy xxx".

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

Two portraits

Double-sided picture locket in rose gold - one side showing a man wearing Royal Flying Corps uniform and the other his beautiful wife or sweetheart.