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


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