Friday, 1 October 2010

Sepia Saturday - How Could I be Happy With Either

Unfortunately this week has been manic at work and I've not found anywhere enough time to dedicate to my blogs, so rather than the usual three, four or five pictures, I've just opted for one this week. I picked up this card recently in a batch of other vintage postcards, and it wasn't until I was sorting through them that I really looked at this one in more detail. The title of the postcard is "How Happy Could I Be With Either" and the written greeting reads, "Does this apply to you? I shouldn't wonder". The postcard has an undivided back and was published by Raphael Tuck, c.1903.


As I think I've mentioned before, I'm not a huge fan of comic postcards, but thought this one was quite subtle and unusual. I particularly like the written greeting from Lil to a young man, of Swindon. I can't help thinking though that the man in the postcard just looks exhausted and would probably prefer to be down on his allotment.

As usual, 100's more vintage postcards can be found on my web site

8 comments:

  1. You're right. He may actually be thinking that he'd rather be sitting there fishing all by himself.

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  2. Does Lil think he's two-timing..whoever 'he' is. Interesting!

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  3. You might only have picked one, but it is a good one. Like all good Sepia Saturday photos it asks more questions than it provides answers.

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  4. Makes me wonder about him too, then you did too with "down on his allotment" Interesting, any idea of the date of this?

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  5. I wonder how many short stories could be written with this postcard in mind. Poor fellow -- at least he looks like a poor fellow.

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  6. An interesting postcard, was this a subtle message I wonder. Love you idea that he looks as though he would rather be at his allotment ;-)

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  7. nice find!! much can be read into this...
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  8. Hmmm............ there's a story there.

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