Friday, 5 November 2010

Sepia Saturday - CDV by Beales and Sons of Spalding

A brief departure from vintage postcards for me for this week's Sepia Saturday post, and a venture into CDV's. Whilst I have several CDV's of serious looking gentlemen, and sometimes some quite ferocious looking women, I rarely seem to come across any of children. This youngster looks precariously perched upon some sort of animal hide but the crispness of the border between the white dress and the fur almost makes it look superimposed. I particularly like the slogan on the back of the CDV which reads 'Children Taken By The New Instantaneous Process'.




CDV by Beales and Sons, New Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire

More CDVs and vintage postcards on my web site

10 comments:

  1. I like that artwork on the back of the photograph and the child definitely has the "instantaneous" look. Kind of a wind-blown look of surprise!

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  2. What an adorable young child. Thank you for visiting by blog. I will be back to see more of your vintage paper. Grace

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  3. That is a very startled expression. Perhaps the child is cognizant of its precarious position and is fearful of landing on its bum.

    Kat

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  4. Cute kiddo! Love the back of the card too.

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  5. Perhaps this was an early effort by an ancestor of Anne Geddes. Pretty little child and very agreeable to sitting on the head of a grizzly bear.

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  6. She looks bewildered, but very sweet.

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  7. Perhaps being "taken by the new instantaneous process" caught the baby off-guard and whisked her into surprise! Probably a little too instantaneous for her! What a cutie she is! And the back of the card is quite lovely. I hope someday to see a CDV in person, in real life. The ones on today's Sepia Saturday have been beautiful.

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  8. I love these CDV, the backs are a work of art themselves. Lovely wee child.

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  9. The CDV is very beautiful; the baby is very cute with its startled look; "what is going on here"?
    All these cards were special then and are now!

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  10. An instant shot. What a marvelous invention.

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