Friday, 6 May 2011

Sepia Saturday 73: a Beard in Polperro

Whilst I don't have a vintage postcard showing a beard anywhere near as impressive as the one shared in this week's Sepia Saturday, I do have a beard to share. The postcard is of a street scene in the quaint Cornish coastal village of Polperro. The man sat on the steps is sporting a reasonably impressive beard. I spent a few summer holidays there as a friend had a family cottage there. It can get very busy in the summer, but out of season it's beautiful.

Vintage postcard of Polperro, Cornwall

As usual, more vintage postcards and vintage magazines on my web site
  

14 comments:

  1. That indeed is a real fisherman's beard. And an odd chap who looks as though he is reading the newspaper. Great card.

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  2. A great photo of Polperro (one of my favourite places). It hasn't changed much and you could probably find that house if you walked down its street. You aren't allowed to take cars into the village and therefore it retains the charm which is evident in this postcard. What a wonderful beard too!

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  3. I've never heard of Polperro. It sounds more Spanish than British. That's quite a beard!
    Nancy
    Ladies of the Grove

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  4. A picture that would be interesting to make up a story about.

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  5. Alan's comment about a "fisherman's beard" is interesting. I don't know anything about different styles of beards

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  6. A fine period card. Not pastoral but... rustic with fish maybe? Here is a photoblog on hirsute styles that I enjoy following.

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  7. Oops, I guess that my comment didn't take ... I would love to visit there someday, but am sure that I won't; thanks so much for the postcard, it is wonderful.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

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  8. what a darling photo of life....the little boy and his big hat is my favorite of the bunch...and just what is going through his little head...!

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  9. The little lady seems to be suspended in mid air in the street....

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  10. I'm also curious about the origin of the name Polperro. I may have to do a little search...unless of course you know.

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  11. I had to look that name up - there are several thoughts - one being "fishpool" another meaning Pyra's Harbor. I like fishpool - I'll go with that one. I'd love to visit Cornwall. The closest I've gotten is through Rosemonde Pilcher's books.

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  12. Cracking postcard! I went there as a child, a beautiful place indeed.

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  13. I thought it sounded Italian but then you did say Cornwall. It is a very nice looking picture card, something the old masters may have painted.

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  14. The hand-tinted colors are so soft.

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