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Monday, 13 January 2014

Vintage postcard heaven!

From an original watercolour by E. W. Trick
Published by Valentine's & Sons Ltd
 
Some people really are very kind; an anonymous donor left a little packet of these delightful Welsh postcards in one of our departmental pigeon holes. They will be sent over to the Archives Department at our sister museum, St Fagans: Museum of National History but I couldn't resist posting a selection of them on Squirrel Library first.
 
From an original watercolour by Edward H. Thompson
Published by Valentine's & Sons Ltd
"CARBO COLOUR" postcard
Published by Valentine's & Sons Ltd


Published by E. T. W. Dennis & Sons Ltd, London and Scarborough
 
From an original watercolour by Brian Gerald
Published by Valentine's & Sons Ltd
 
From an original watercolour by Edward H. Thompson
Published by Valentine's & Sons Ltd

 
The cards are mostly views of Llangollen but this bright little quartet was also included

 
Seven of the postcards were published by Valentine's & Sons Ltd as part of their "Art Colour" series and there is quite a bit of information available on Mr James Valentine (1814-1879) of Dundee, please see the links below: 
 
 
 

Unfortunately [for all nosey parkers], none of the cards has been written on :(

2 comments:

  1. You find such amazing images thank you! Old postcards are such a great insight into the past. A vintage postcard reminded us so strongly of Felicite of Flaubert's A Simple Heart, we bought it. Have a look at this lovely old postcard and lots more here http://www.normandythenandnow.com/a-simple-heart-at-pont-leveque

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  2. Ah many thanks for your comment "Normandy" - I also had a look at your fascinating website, it's brilliant.

    Thanks again, Squirrel Library

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