Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

To dear Pap and Mama

This is the only card in my Victorian scrap book where the reverse is visible; it's stuck down along one short edge. The verse is by Frances Ridley Havergal.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

With the Compliments of the Season

A seasonal card from WW1 for this week's Sepia Saturday.
On the reverse: Harold Moyse, 11 Victoria Parade, Muswell Hill, N. and the Town, Enfield. The hand-written message reads With the Compliments of the Season from Marion & Tom to Mr & Mrs C. Moses.

Tom is wearing the uniform of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC); his wife Marion and their daughters are beautifully dressed. The family makes me think of my grandfather's photograph and I wonder whether Tom met a different fate.

My own Compliments of the Season to all my fellow Sepia Saturday participants.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A Merry Christmas bright and gay

With only a week to go before Christmas, I'm posting seasonal cards for the next few days. This one is from my Victorian Scrap Book.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Love's enchanted fairyland

Sepia Saturday has gone rather lovey-dovey this week and I'm on theme with this sentimental little number posted in 1914.
Till We Meet Again
To part would be too keen a pain,
Did we not hope to meet again,
Again to wander hand in hand,
Through love's enchanted fairyland.

Much, much more of the same over at Sepia Saturday.

Saturday, 8 December 2012


This is the nearest image I've got to this week's Sepia Saturday theme of overalls and working clothes.
These chaps are definitely wearing work clothes and work boots; the chap in the centre looks to be clad in a pair of overalls under his jacket. There's no information on the postcard so we can only speculate where and who they were in real life.

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

Friday, 7 December 2012

Crossed arms

Stamped on the reverse: Bill Hopkins Collection, Notting Hill Gate, London. 21 Kensington Park Road, W11.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Jolly boating weather

We're on the water with Sepia Saturday this week.
The image is another page from my Edwardian photograph album and features the same cast of characters as before; this time they're boating on Derwent Water in the Lake District.

More messing about in boats over at Sepia Saturday.