Postcard #5: Au Col De Jaman

One of the few upright postcards in the collection, unusually, Au Col de Jaman is a black and white photograph and shows the silhouetted figure of a skier or snow walker at a time when an annual winter sports holiday destination like this would have been out of the question for the working classes of…

Postcard #4: The Needles IOW

  One of the bonnier pictorials in this collection – it’s a hand coloured photograph or a watercolour painting, and yes there’s a pronounced green tint on front and the printing on the back is in the same green.   So somebody went to the Isle of Wight, perhaps on holiday. Or one of the…

Postcard #2: Putney The Heath

Postcard 2 hasn’t been written on. It was very common to collect postcards as souvenirs much as we do today. But it was also very common to send them in an envelope, protecting the integrity of the original item. Maybe a letter would be included. This pretty line drawn sketch of a deserted path along…

Postcard #1: Hello Dear

Postcard sent from Kent in September 1943 from Martin to his Mother. The picture may be a coloured line drawing or a hand tinted photograph of a Horse Guards’ Parade in London. Please leave a message in the comments if you have expertise in the making of these types of pictorial postcards. We want to…