Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Vintage Photographs from Northern Ireland

I have just uploaded to Reminiscene 16 Cartes de Visite, a Cabinet Portrait and a photograph which were taken in studios in Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Wakefield. Despite the varying photographic studios, the sitters are very firmly believed to … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! Vintage Photographs from Northern Ireland

I will very soon be adding to Reminiscene a number of Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Portraits from Northern Ireland.  These photographs were very generously donated to Reminiscene. I understand that despite the fact that some of the photographs were … Continue reading

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R F Benton, Telegram Boy of Great Wakering, Essex

It is always a bonus finding a vintage photograph of somebody with their name on the back, but to find one with the sitter’s address is very unusual. R F Benton – Collar No. 22T “R Benton lived at Foresters … Continue reading

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Luxor To Asswan By Little Steamer 81 Years Ago

Earlier today I was scanning postcards and vintage photographs to upload to Reminiscene when I came across this message on the back of a typical Egyptian tourist postcard:     “We are now on our way from Luxor to Asswan … Continue reading

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Vintage Photographs Of Coggeshall, Essex

I have just added nine vintage photographs of Coggeshall, Essex to Reminiscene. The photographs, all of which are in Coggeshall Museum’s collection, and which are reproduced with the kind permission of the museum, show: A flood at Gardner’s Brewery in … Continue reading

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Postcards From Brightlingsea Found Down Under

Considering Brightlingsea is not a million miles away from me, it rankles a bit that I had to go Perth to find these informative postcards – Perth, Western Australia, that is!  Unfortunately, I was only able to obtain postcards 1 … Continue reading

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The Forgetful One

In this postcard to Miss Ada Paltenden of Prospect Cottage, Henfield, Sussex, a forgetful “J” writes: Just a line to say I arrived safely 5.30 very good journey no stop between Willesden and Rugby found some snow and we’ve had … Continue reading

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White Space? What's That?

Ever since the postcard was first invented, scribes have been battling to find ways of getting the longest possible message into the limited space available to them. Those who had the misfortune to send Undivided Back postcards were definitely disadvantaged … Continue reading

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Those Wretched Timetables Again!

Today, I decided that I would pick at random one of the postcard messages that I have already scanned.  Lo and behold, this one mentions those wretched train timetables which seem to have greatly pre-occupied postcard scribes in the early … Continue reading

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