Thursday, February 28, 2008

Loch Maree, Highlands

Artist: unknown
Publisher: unknown, but probably MacBrayne's
PM: none
From the "Royal Route Series"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hotel and Observatory on Ben Nevis

Artist: unknown

Publisher: Photochrom Co.

PM: none

"MacIntrye's Series--Fort William"

The observatory was in operation from 1883 to 1904, and now only its ruins remain. According to the John Muir Trust, which owns the land, the hotel referenced in the card was a "sometime temperance hotel annexe".

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Coast Highway, California

Artist: unknown

Publisher: California Art & Engraving Company

PM: none, looks 1920s judging by the car

The "trail of the Missions" is also called El Camino Real. It started in San Diego and went up to Sonoma, past San Francisco. Much of US 101 follows El Camino Real.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dock Office from Canning Dock, Liverpool

Artist: J.M. Brown
Publisher: Liverpool Daily Post
PM: none
"Magic of the Mersey" series

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial, London

Artist: unknown

Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons

PM: none, it's an early Tuck though.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Fifth of November (Guy Fawkes) Carnival, Bridgwater

Artist: unknown

Publisher: Coombs & Dilks

PM: November 9, 1907

Message on back rather disappointly only says "With love from uncle". Here is the carnival's site:

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire

Artist: Elmer Keene

Publisher: Charles Worcester & Co

PM: none

"Chic Series"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Oban from train window

Artist: FB
Publisher: Dalkeith Publishing Co.
PM: none, modern card
This is from the "'Through the Carriage Windows' on the Callander & Oban Railway" series

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Law Courts, London

Artist: Helen McKie

Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons

PM: none

From the "London Character Series". Will post more about this series another time.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Early English Architecture, Peterborough

Artist: T. Brailsford

Publisher: George C. Caster

PM: none, signed 1915 by Brailsford

Friday, February 8, 2008

Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh

Artist: Joseph Pike

Publisher: unknown, presumably the hotel

PM: none

The Caledonian still exists and is now, sadly, owned by Hilton.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Norman Tower, Christchurch Priory

Artist: Ewart Baker
Publisher: unknown
PM: none

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bridge and Castle, Conway

Artist: William Wager (?)

Publisher: E.T.W. Dennis & Sons

PM: none

Monday, February 4, 2008

Poynings and the South Downs, West Sussex

Artist: W.E. Croxford

Publisher: Cambridge Picture Postcard Company

PM: none

Sunday, February 3, 2008

George Square, Glasgow

Artist: Andrew Allan

Publisher: Millar & Lang

PM: none

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Worcester Cathedral

Artist: unknown

Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons

PM: none

From the "English Cathedrals" series