Category Archives: Portrait

Words of Advice From W V Amey, Photographic Artist, Landport

Anybody who fears having their photograph taken, or is convinced that they don’t photograph well, might do well to consider the advice given by W V Amey, erstwhile Photographic Artist of 253 Commercial Road, Landport, on the reverse of his … Continue reading

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Lt Charles Granville Whitelocke RN

This Carte de Visite by C A Duval and Co should, with any luck, help somebody with their family history. The sitter is identified on the reverse as: “Charles Granville Whitelocke, Lt RN, only son of Frank Whitelocke and Mary … Continue reading

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Geoffie’s Midget Postcard to Miss Burrows at the Vicarage

On this postcard sent from East Grinstead to Miss Mary Burrows, Christchurch Vicarage, Ashton-under-Lyne, on 7 May 1906, Geoffie writes: Thank you very much for your card.  Do you remember these? & How are the goldfish? Love from Geoffie I … Continue reading

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A Postcard to Freezywater

Edie and Arthur posted this card on 30 October 1915 to Mrs Callaghan, 274 High Road, Freezywater, Waltham Cross, N.  Their message read: Dear MabelThanks very much for the tickets, of course we shall be very pleased to go and … Continue reading

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One of These Awful Looking Things

Now, here’s a postcard from a lady who either hates postcards (shame on her!) or photographs or, perhaps, is just suffering from a bout of low self-esteem. Writing under the guise of “M” or “F” she writes to an anonymous … Continue reading

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An Upside Down Postcard From Your Humble Farmer Goiles

Ted sent this postcard from Ipswich to his “Cherie May” of Oaston Road, Nuneaton on 1 March 1909: Moi Cherie May My Farmer Goiles character as promised.  Would you recognise me if you met me out.  Expecting you are settling … Continue reading

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A Postcard From Arthur the Tormentor

Here is another postcard which must have been sent in an envelope.  It reads: A photo of one of my School Mates who is in the Army Audinance Corps.  I just found it in my pocket so I thought I … Continue reading

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A Postcard to Reg’s Mum

Reg sent this card from Colchester on 26 May 1916 to his Mother, Mrs Bacon, who was staying with Mrs Mills at 83, Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex.  Reg writes: My Dear Mum I thought I should have been able to … Continue reading

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Has Bert Changed?

Bert of 4 Worcester Street, Kidderminster, posted this card to Mrs McMain, Star of the West, Oxford Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire on 27 December 1905.  He asks Mrs McMain: What do you think of the photo have I altered much I … Continue reading

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Messages from Laura and Douglas

If this postcard ever reached its destination, it must have been sent in an envelope as Laura and Douglas filled the back with their messages to Laura’s mother: Sunday Dear Ma We have thought of you all today No doubt … Continue reading

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