Now a collection of postcards
related to the Titanic and her sister ships Olympic and Britannic, together with artefacts from the liners, has been assembled for public display in Birmingham by the Postcards
The artists and photographers who produced designs and images for the cards are largely the unsung heroes of the industry, but Donald McGill 1875-1962) variously described as "the king of the saucy postcard
", the "master of seaside sauce", the "Picasso of the pier", the "Munnings of Margate" and "the Leonardo da Vinci of the art form", is among a small number of exceptions.
Regarding her own vast collection, Helen - who is from the Wigan area and today lives in Horwich, but did live in Liverpool for many years - explains: "I go all over the world buying photos and postcards
- Paris, Munich and New York are all places I've been to.
are full-size, traditional postcards—6" by 4.25", with photos that run right to the edge.
were often the easiest way to keep in touch.
|| Christmas postcard
: Jesmond Dene, unused, printed pre-1918 (Angus Stephenson)
Chadderton said that he did not have information about Sigmund's aunt, but that he did have one of the postcards
sent by Grunfeld to Sigmund's grandfather Lazar Weiser.
The British fascination for sending picture postcards
through the post to share news and messages from home, or as a souvenir of holidays, really took off in 1894 when the Post Office allowed them to be sent with an adhesive stamp through the mail and only an address on the non-picture side.
: Gateshead, sent at Christmas 1905
started to circulate in the early 1900s, initially featuring images of the Boer War.
At that time postcards
started to be released with a half-penny stamp printed as part of the design.
In the Cyprus postcard
, the local police invite Milovanovic, 42, -- a member of the Pink Panther crime ring -- "back to Aphrodite's island".
1920 Amy Sowerby designed a Peter Pan series of Postcard
for the Little Ones
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If one could go back in time, they could have purchased a copy of every Stampede postcard
issued for only a dime a card.