Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sepia Saturday 201 - vintage postcards of houses

Sometimes Sepia Saturday seems to be feast or famine for me. Glad to report that this is a feast week though, and if anything I have too many pictures to choose from for this week's house theme. So to limit them I thought I'd only include a few classics and a couple of variations on the house theme.

The Headmasters House, Bradfield College
Vintage postcard of the Headmaster's House, Bradfield College

Vintage postcard of Charles Dickens' House
Vintage postcard of Charles Dickens' House

Vintage postcard of Register House, Edinburgh
Vintage postcard of Register House, Edinburgh

Vintage postcard of St. Giles' House, Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset
Vintage postcard of St. Giles' House, Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset

Vintage postcard of the Old Toll-Bar House, Alfreton
Vintage postcard of the Old Toll-Bar House, Alfreton

Vintage postcard of the Great Palm House, Kew Gardens
Vintage postcard of the Great Palm House, Kew Gardens

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Sepia Saturday 199 - vintage postcards of theatres

Having blogged a few times with vintage postcards of actresses and actors, I though that I'd diversify a bit for this week's Sepia Saturday and share some vintage postcards of theatres themselves.

First up with have the Greek Theatre at Bradfield College, Berkshire. More of an amphitheatre than a theatre though I think.

Vintage postcard of the Greek Theatre, Bradfield College
Vintage postcard of the Greek Theatre, Bradfield College

 Next up is the Cliff Theatre in Cliftonville, Kent. I'm not sure which building is actually the theatre, and I can't see any cliffs either. I'm guessing it's within the building named "The Gay Parade".

Vintage postcard of the Cliff Theatre and Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville, Kent
Vintage postcard of the Cliff Theatre and Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville, Kent

Another open air theatre, this time in Devon. A lovely setting but I suspect you  might need to bring your own chair or blanket to this one.
Vintage postcard of the Open Air Theatre. Dartington Hall, Devon
Vintage postcard of the Open Air Theatre. Dartington Hall, Devon

 The next two vintage postcards are both incarnations of the same theatre, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, in Stratford-on-Avon. The first postcard shows the original theatre which was opened in 1879 but destroyed by fire in 1926.

Vintage postcard of the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
Vintage postcard of the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

The second postcard is of the theatre which was rebuilt there in 1932 and was apparently one of the first buildings to be designed by a woman architect.

Vintage postcard of the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
Vintage postcard of the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire



Saturday, 5 October 2013

Sepia Saturday 197 - out of focus

My out of focus or blurred submission for this week's Sepia Saturday is a vintage postcard of an old lady. The scanning process seems to have enhanced the exposure somewhat, but even so, it's still not looking quite how I imagine the photographer intended.

Vintage postcard of an old lady
Vintage postcard of an old lady

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


Friday, 27 September 2013

Sepia Saturday 196 - mother's nurse

I don't have anything related to a doctor to share, but I do have a nurse related, vintage postcard, so I'm almost on theme for this week's Sepia Saturday. The postcard was published by Raphael Tuck in the Flemish Cottage Homes Series III, and the postcard artist is J.A.Heyermans. I would have thought that Flemish Cottage Homes was quite a small niche, but as this would seem to be from the 3rd series, then I guess it was more mainstream in 1905 when the postcard was published.

Vintage postcard, "Mother's Nurse"
Vintage postcard, "Mother's Nurse"

As usual 100's of vintage post cards can be found on my web site


Friday, 20 September 2013

Sepia Saturday 195 - Peace

Again, it's a bit scary how quickly the weeks fly by, but good that it's the weekend. This week's Sepia Saturday had me rummaging through a few old magazines, but eventually I decided, yet again, on old postcards, and the theme of peace.

Vintage postcard, "Let's Have Peace at Any Price"
Vintage postcard, "Let's Have Peace at Any Price"

As usual 100's of vintage postcards on my web site.


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sepia Saturday 194 - Flags of the League of Nations

I don't have any pictures of items related to sewing, but I do have flags to contribute to this week's Sepia Saturday. These are cigarette cards given away with John Player cigarettes as part of the Flags of the League of Nations series. The series of 50 cards was published in 1928.

Cigarette cards from the Flags of the League of Nations series, c.1928
Cigarette cards from the Flags of the League of Nations series, c.1928

Cigarette cards from the Flags of the League of Nations series, c.1928
Cigarette cards from the Flags of the League of Nations series, c.1928


Friday, 6 September 2013

Sepia Saturday 193 - alone in a boat

This week's Sepia Saturday post of a person alone in a boat had me rummaging through my vintage postcards to find something on a similar theme. I ended up being surprised that I actually had a few which fitted the bill.

Vintage postcard of Lake Coomasharen, Glenbeigh, by the artist Ernest Longstaffe
Vintage postcard of Lake Coomasharen, Glenbeigh, by the artist Ernest Longstaffe

Vintage postcard of Lake Biwa, Japan
Vintage postcard of Lake Biwa, Japan

Vintage panel postcard of a moonlit lake scene
Vintage panel postcard of a moonlit lake scene

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site


Saturday, 24 August 2013

Sepia Saturday 191 - Victorian carte de visite (CDV)

Is it me or does Saturday come around quicker each week? This is of course a good thing as it means it's the weekend, but also means I have to get my brain engaged in other activity, like coming up with a post for Sepia Saturday. As the prompt says though, there's plenty in this week's post to choose from. My immediate thought was hats, but I did that for my blog post last week, so instead I'm going for facial hair and share a few carte de visite (CDV) that I acquired recently.

Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Elliott & Fry, London
Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Elliott & Fry, London

Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Mowls, King's Lynn, Norfolk
Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Mowls, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Sinclair & Co., London
Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Sinclair & Co., London

Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Chas F Wing, Exeter
Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Chas F Wing, Exeter

As usual, 100's more vintage postcards and vintage magazines on my web site

    

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Sepia Saturday 190 - vintage postcards of Edwardian actresses in hats

A bit rushed, and a bit late this week, plus I couldn't quite match with the picnic theme for this week's Sepia Saturday but couldn't help notice the magnificent straw hats the ladies in the picture were wearing, so on a hat theme, here are a handful of Edwardian actresses with some pretty fine hats.

Vintage postcard of Miss Gabrielle Ray
Vintage postcard of Miss Gabrielle Ray

Vintage postcard of Miss Gertie Millar
Vintage postcard of Miss Gertie Millar

Vintage postcard of Miss Grace Lane
Vintage postcard of Miss Grace Lane

Vintage postcard of Miss Jane May
Vintage postcard of Miss Jane May

Vintage postcard of Miss Lillah McCarthy
Vintage postcard of Miss Lillah McCarthy

Vintage postcard of Miss Marie Studholme
Vintage postcard of Miss Marie Studholme

Vintage postcard of Miss Phyllis Dare
Vintage postcard of Miss Phyllis Dare

Vintage postcard of Miss Vesta Tilley
Vintage postcard of Miss Vesta Tilley


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Sepia Saturday 187 - churches

I don't have anything biblical to share for this week's Sepia Saturday, but I have stayed on the theological theme with some vintage postcards of churches. Rather than go for the more well known churches in big towns and cities, I have instead opted for a few smaller, almost certainly less familiar ones. Admittedly I did not do a huge amount of research for this posting, but something I did discover on my travels through hyperspace, was that John Betjeman had a love of churches as well as trains. I have several of his books on the latter but none on the former - perhaps it's time to put this right.

Vintage postcard of Clayton Church, Sussex, c.1907
Vintage postcard of Clayton Church, Sussex, c.1907

Vintage postcard of Culbone Church, Minehead, Somerset
Vintage postcard of Culbone Church, Minehead, Somerset

Vintage postcard of Hollington, the Church in the Wood, Sussex
Vintage postcard of Hollington, the Church in the Wood, Sussex

Vintage postcard of Sompting Church, Sussex, c.1917
Vintage postcard of Sompting Church, Sussex, c.1917

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

    

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sepia Saturday 183 - vintage postcards of caves

Looks as though it's going to be a warm day today, which will make a pleasant change, so I will be off out on my bike shortly, but still time to share some vintage postcards for this week's Sepia Saturday. I actually had quite a few cave postcards to choose from, so have taken one from each location.

Vintage postcard of Reynard's Cave, Dovedale, Derbyshire
Vintage postcard of Reynard's Cave, Dovedale, Derbyshire, published by Raphael Tuck

Vintage postcard of Tilly Whim Caves, Swanage, Dorset
Vintage postcard of Tilly Whim Caves, Swanage, Dorset

Vintage postcard of the Fairy Grotto, Cheddar Caves, Somerset
Vintage postcard of the Fairy Grotto, Cheddar Caves, Somerset


Vintage postcard of St. Clements Caves, Hastings, Sussex
Vintage postcard of St. Clements Caves, Hastings, Sussex

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site

    

Friday, 21 June 2013

Sepia Saturday 182 - Summer Solstice

After doing a quick search for milk, dairy and horse in my postcard list, I found this one below which not only fitted in, admittedly rather loosely, with the theme of horses for this week's Sepia Saturday, but also fits in nicely with the fact that today is the Summer Solstice, and people are congregating around Stonehenge, about 30 miles or so from where we live.

Vintage postcard of Trilithons in Horse Shoe, Stonehenge
Vintage postcard of Trilithons in Horse Shoe, Stonehenge

And of course, having posted one picture of Stonehenge I thought I should share a second as well to keep it company.

Vintage postcard of the Outer Circle, Stonehenge
Vintage postcard of the Outer Circle, Stonehenge

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site

     

Friday, 14 June 2013

Sepia Saturday 181 - girls adorned with crowns

I don't actually have very many pictures of people, let alone pictures of people adorned with jewellery for this week's Sepia Saturday, so this is the closest I can get. Unfortunately I don't know anything about this picture as there's no publisher or location information on the back of the postcard. Maybe one of the Sepia Saturday super-sleuths can help out here ... maybe the crowns and what appear to be drums in the front row help identify this?

Vintage postcard of girls and women in costume
Vintage postcard of girls and women in costume

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


Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sepia Saturday 180: hospitals

I was a bit torn for this week's Sepia Saturday as to whether to theme on trains or hospitals but eventually decided on hospitals, as I have blogged on trains several times before.

Vintage postcard of Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot
Vintage postcard of Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot

Vintage postcard of St. Peter's Hospital, Bristol
Vintage postcard of St. Peter's Hospital, Bristol

Vintage postcard of the Hospital Gate, Cirencester Abbey
Vintage postcard of the Hospital Gate, Cirencester Abbey

Vintage postcard of Herriot's Hospital, Edinburgh
Vintage postcard of Herriot's Hospital, Edinburgh

Vintage postcard of Greenwich Hospital
Vintage postcard of Greenwich Hospital

And finally, whilst on the hospital theme, here's the Outpatients Entrance of an abandoned hospital somewhere in London, near Russell Square from memory, that I found when I was out Urban Wandering through London a few months ago.

Old hospital, near Russell Square, London
Old hospital, near Russell Square, London

As usual 100's more vintage postcards can be found on my web site, and for anyone interesting in my Urban Wandering then pop over to my In Search of Space blog.

    

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Sepia Saturday 179: Gipsies on the Common, c.1911

I've been out and about today, making the most of our second weekend of summer, with a coastal wander around Lymington so I'll need to keep this week's post short. I'm not so good with the birds, beasts and reptiles which was the main prompt in this week's Sepia Saturday, but I have gone for one of the secondary prompts ... caravans. Interesting that the gypsy way of life was celebrated 100 years ago, whereas it's a rather different story today.

Vintage postcard of Gipsies on the Common, c.1911

    

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Sepia Saturday 178

I was away last weekend so managed to miss last week's Sepia Saturday, but am here and a bit early this week. Unfortunately I do not seem to have any vintage postcards which show a face close-up, so I've had to go for the full body. Also, unfortunately I don't know much about this pictures either, other than the publisher or studio name. I'm assuming these are just ordinary people as opposed to famous people, although the second one does look a bit familiar. I never realised until I put the two postcards side-by-side that the pose is almost identical, so maybe a standard of the time.

Vintage postcard of man posing for photograph
Vintage postcard of man posing for photograph, published by Boklos Studio, Ashington

Vintage postcard of man posing for photograph
Vintage postcard of man posing for photograph, published by Gales

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site

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