Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Sepia landscapes on vintage postcards

This week's Sepia Saturday post features landscapes rather than towns. I always find postcards published by Judges a little 'ordinary' compared to publishers like Raphael Tuck. They sometimes appear to lack depth and focus. Whether this is caused by the production methods at the time or just aging I'm not sure. However, I did select a handful of vintage postcards by Judges to share this week, and these ones seem to have scanned in ok, and infact I think the picture quality may have even been enhanced by the scanning process (or I may be imagining that).

The postcard of Rhossilli is easily may favourite for two reasons. Firstly as I love the view, and secondly I spnet a lot of time their in my youth on family holidays and then later as a student.

Rhossilli, Worm's Head, South Wales, published by Judges, number 12139

East Hill, Hastings, Sussex, Judges postcard, number 59

Whitby evening, Yorkshire, published by Judges, number 12857

Tor Hill, Glastonbury, Somerset, published by Judges, number 18239


As always, 100's of vintage postcards like these, and other assorted vintage items such as books and magazines, can be found on my vintage postcards web site

7 comments:

  1. I think my favorite is the first one too although all are very nice.

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  2. There is something quite atmospheric about them. Imagined or not, I have sometimes had the same feeling that a well-scanned postcard can improve the quality of some images.

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  3. Yes, atmospheric is exactly the word i was looking for. I love the lighting on the first one.

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  4. I don't know the ages of these postcards but I can envision my ancestors in the places pictured. It's strange how all the old photos and postcards of people and places are black and white or sepia and yet their world - the natural world - was just as colorful as ours. Thanks for posting these.

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  5. I know it's not the right location but I expect to see a "Loch Ness-like monster appear in that first photo.

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  6. Great pictures! I wonder how much changed those locations are now.

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  7. Lovely scenery. I wonder at the times of the photos, and what was going on in the rest of the world then.

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