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

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sepia Saturday 176 - vintage postcards of old schools

Hopefully Alan won't give me a detention but am I allowed to indulge myself this week for Sepia Saturday and publish a second post? After submitting my vintage school listings last night, I found some other school related subject matter, this time in my vintage postcards. The first school looks, from the setting, quite idyllic. The second one looks a bit harsh.

Vintage postcard of The Grammar School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, c.1918
Vintage postcard of The Grammar School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, c.1918


Vintage postcard of College Hall, King's School, Worcester
Vintage postcard of College Hall, King's School, Worcester

 As usual, 100's more vintage postcards can be found on my web site, and for those of you in search of space, you may like to check out my latest Urban Wanderings over on my In Search of Space blog which has recently seen me drift around the London districts of Shoreditch, King's Cross and Clerkenwell.




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