Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Sunday, 27 May 2012
For this week's theme of maps, I have Egyptian stamps, one from 1962 commemorating the Independence of Algeria. The strip of stamps come from a cover sent from Egypt to East Germany, and the tape with Arabic on the right edge is where the envelope would've been opened by a censor.
The next stamp from 1969 commemorates the centenary of the Suez Canal.
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Thursday, 24 May 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Friday, 18 May 2012
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Here they are again, the family we saw outside the church, and then picnicking on the hillside. I think that most likely they lived in a terraced house, maybe with an extended family, they would have had a backyard, but maybe not a garden, so getting out into the countryside would have been a treat.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Monday, 14 May 2012
I can't say for sure what the little girl in the pushchair is thinking, but it may well begin with, 'Oh no . . .'.
I think this snap is great, they are at church, maybe for a wedding (but no button holes), so maybe it was for a christening or just a regular Sunday service. Town unknown, year - presumed early 1930s.
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Friday, 11 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
I find there is something slightly unsettling in this snapshot. The ladies are wearing short sleeves, yet the man wears leather gloves. The photo is on the same album page as yesterday's prize winning young ladies, but having compared hats, I don't think these ladies were amongst the winners.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
These young ladies look like they may have been to the fairground and won some prizes. I imagine that they have been to Weston-Super-Mare and have now stopped off to visit the Cheddar Caves. But that is all speculation on my part, they may be somewhere else entirely.
Sunday, 6 May 2012
. . . would have been the birthday of Rudolph Valentino (wiki link). This postcard which was sent as a birthday card from Gladys to Dorothy, year unknown, reminds me of Rudolph Valentino, except that I'm not sure it is him as this film star looks older than Valentino. Dorothy trimmed the postcard, cutting off the floral border, and as a result she cut off his name and the number he was in the Beagles Postcard series. So if you recognise him, please leave a comment.
Saturday, 5 May 2012
The next two postcards in the album are in the same series as those posted last week but are even more melancholic. At first I thought the mother and daughter were praying at a graveside, but I think it's a shrine and they are praying for the safe-keeping of their loved one who is away at sea. I can only imagine what it would have been like to be waiting for mail from someone away in the war and how precious the correspondence would have been. However I don't think I would have felt cheered up receiving postcards like this. Probably it was better than no mail. The sender was an Englishman serving in the Medical Corps, I think as a driver, and the cards were sent from Italy to England in 1943.
Friday, 4 May 2012
Just a little Birthday greeting,
May you, dear, from this be learning,
And of happy Natal mornings,
Many and many a bright returning.
An interesting little verse, which makes me think that it may have been translated, or if not, then maybe it should be! :)
It was sent in 1933. If you are having a 'Natal morning' today, then I hope you too are learning and that both you and the Natal mornings will be returning bright(ly). :)