Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Saloon bar

No coffees, teas or milk shakes for my Sepia Saturday entry this week, just a couple of blokes enjoying their bevvies.
Another of my "unknowns" so feel free to use your imaginations!

More beverages are available at Sepia Saturday.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Picnic 1899

I drew a bit of a blank finding an image in my collection to suit any of this week's Sepia Saturday themes. I decided to post another photograph from the group that includes the two previously posted images here and here.
This is one of three board-mounted photographs (128mm wide, 100mm high) dated 1899 and titled "Picnic" but without location details. It was only when I looked at the scan that I realised the chap on the left is holding a camera and what we have here is a photograph of a photographer!

As ever, more of the same over at Sepia Saturday.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Studio portrait 1

The first of a pair of studio portraits by Powles & Briggs, Boothferry Road, Goole. Mount 152mm x 232mm; photograph 90mm x 130mm.

Saturday, 16 March 2013


I have an unidentified procession taking place in Alexandria for this week's Sepia Saturday. The board-mounted image comes from the same group of photographs as this one, dated 1894. It's larger than a cabinet card and measures 125mm wide by 192mm high.
I found a couple of other examples of the photographer's work here and here and some information about him here, but I've no idea who is in the carriage or why they're in a procession.

More intriguing images over at Sepia Saturday

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Landing at Dinard

My Edwardians are holidaying in France for this week's Sepia Saturday. They've landed at Dinard in Brittany where we last saw them waiting for tea after a bathe.

More boats, water and all manner of old images over at Sepia Saturday

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Upswept hairdo

Siblings or a married couple? I wonder...
On the reverse: Harrison Bros., 12 & 14 Market Place, Colne, also Pendle St., Nelson. Harrison Bros. are listed in Barrett's Directory of Burnley and District 1911 under Photographers (Colne).

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Saturday, 2 March 2013

A long skirt

Out of the variety of possible themes for this week's Sepia Saturday, I've gone for the long skirt option. Possibly not a 'dangerous' long skirt and certainly not one worn by a worker, but I can't imagine trying to move around wearing that amount of fabric without falling over my feet.
One of 36 London cartes de visite from Peggy's box of photographs; this one by Brixton photographer Henry Ward was taken between 1866 and 1871 when his studio was at 19 Spencer Place, Brixton Road.  Peggy's box contained 80 cartes de visite - 36 from London; 10 from Ilminster, Somerset; 13 from Bridgwater, Devon and 21 from other locations across England.

See this week's other posts over at Sepia Saturday