Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Monday, 22 December 2014

With Best Christmas Wishes

Tuck's Post Card. Raphael Tuck & Sons "Oilette" [Regd.]. Winter Scenes, Postcard 9006, after the original painting by E. Longstaffe. Art publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014


Portrait by Whitfield Cosser & Co, Colchester, Ipswich, King's Lynn, Salisbury & Bath.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Corporal Walter Gittens

Corporal Walter Gittens (seated) - read the reverse side of the postcard and find out some of Walter's story over at Wibbo's Words.
On the reverse: R. Guilleminot, Boespflug et Cie, Paris, manufacturer of photographic paper; no details of the photographer or where the portrait was taken; message on postcard dated April 25th, 1916.

In front of the wall

I have no clue as to who these men are - are they soldiers or sailors? Or civilians?
Photograph by E. Dorrill, 158, Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

For Lily & Walter

357th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, formed Hartlepool, January 21, 1917.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Posing for a photograph

Group of soldiers including a sergeant (three stripes) and two corporals (two stripes) - the cap badges look like they're from one of the Staffordshire regiments. I can't make out whether they're North Staffs (Prince of Wales feathers above the knot) or South Staffs (crown above the knot).

Friday, 15 August 2014

Unknown soldier and wife

I'm unable to decipher the photographer's details on the left-hand edge of the card. The soldier's cap has the King's Shropshire Light Infantry badge.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Wednesday, 13 August 2014