Monday, 18 October 2010

Postcards from the past

Here are some old postcards I thought I'd share. I got them both on Portabello market. Only one thing annoys me about Portabello market; All the tourists who have their photo taken by the street sign and block up the whole way. It's just a sign! I bet Paddington never had to deal with that.

This one is an embroidered one. It has a layer of fabric sanwiched between two layers of card. You see quite a few of these but this is the nicest one I ever saw. I also like the words on it.

This one is from the 1930s. It looks like they took a black and white photograph of Blackpool and coloured it in with felt tips.

I can never read the writing on these. In the olden days they had such twirly writing. I prefer cards with a date on though, so you can see when it is from. I remember reading once that in the olden days (I couldn't say when) there would be 8 posts a day. It meant that if you sent a letter in the morning it would probably be there by the afternoon, and why you could write a letter to someone asking them to tea the next day in a letter.

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