Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Friday, 19 April 2013


On the reverse: The Philco Publishing Co., Holborn Place, London W. C.
Printed in Germany.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

The great outdoors

We're being outdoorsey this week on Sepia Saturday. Whether the two participants in the photograph intend to go for a bracing walk or are merely doing a little gentle sightseeing is unclear, but it's a nicely composed image.
This is from the same group of photographs as the picnic party and the tennis enthusiasts. The board-mounted photograph measures142mm x 97mm; Chapelgill, Nov. 1892 is written on the reverse. Google reveals that the location probably refers to Chapelgill Hill in Scotland, a popular venue for present-day walkers.

You can find more walkers and other old images over at Sepia Saturday.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Kenilworth Castle

A rather good photograph of an ancient monument is my effort for this week's Sepia Saturday. It's Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire; the photograph is from my Victorian Scrap Book and dates from 1873.
What surprises me is how the actual ruins appear to be little changed over the years - this modern photograph of the castle is taken from a similar angle - and I do like the chap in the foreground enjoying the scene.

More ancient and modern entries over at Sepia Saturday.