Dear Elsie

Postcards to my Grandmother

Postcard 171

“Hoping you will enjoy a Merry Christmas in spite of this dreadful war…” Front Photograph of ornate street lights in front of a pier. It has two entrances marked ‘Ferry’ … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Postcard 170

Do you recognise these two fellows? Front Photograph of two men, one perches againstĀ a side table, the other stands. The lower right corner of the card is embossed with Bunting … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Postcard 169

“We each have 14 horses to look after. And yesterday I couldn’t do nothing else but let one of them kick me so now I am having a holiday.” Front … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Postcard 168

“The Maori Boys arrived last night. They are a splendid Body of men.” FrontĀ  A couple sit on a rocky outcrop with the ocean behind them. The sky features what … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Postcard 167

Front A hand coloured real photo portrait of a woman in a hat and fur stole. The lower edge is marked with the NPG logo and 731/5.   Back The … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Postcard 166

“The troops are coming in from camps for the winter…” Front Black and white photo of a large classical style municipal building. The card is captioned: “Shire Hall, Chelmsford. 9.” … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Postcard 165

“I am still under canvas in the same place & we find it rather parky at nights … “ Front Photo of a river with a bridge crossing it in … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

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