Sunday, March 30, 2008

Salen, Isle of Mull

Artist: Edward H. Thompson
Publisher: Valentine & Sons
PM: none
"Art Colour" series

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Glastonbury Abbey "Reconstructed"

Artist: A.E. Henderson

Publisher: Walter Scott, Bradford

PM: none, signed 1935

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Southwark Cathedral, London

Artist: Gordon Home

Publisher: Homeland Association, Ltd.

PM: none

"London as Seen by Artists, Series One"

Friday, March 21, 2008

Netherwood, Hastings

Artist: "Barbara"

Publisher: unknown

PM: none

I'm guessing this is from the 1920s but really don't know. Netherwood was a guest house, and apparently the last residence of occultist Aleister Crowley.

"Johnny had owned and run, with her husband Vernon, a large, gabled Victorian guest house named Netherwood. The property stood in its extensive 4-acre grounds, wherein were outbuildings, a lawn tennis court, a large garden, shrubbery and many trees, on The Ridge, a road running across the flank of the upland area behind Hastings, about 500 feet above sea level. Netherwood's situation afforded extensive views of the town, its Norman castle, Beachy Head and the sea, which were doubtless part of its albeit wind-blown attraction to visitors. "

Monday, March 17, 2008

Star Inn, Alfriston

Artist: W.E. Croxford

Publisher: Cambridge Picture Postcard Company

PM: none

"Sunny Sussex Series"

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Roman Baths, Bath

Artist: CF (?)

Publisher: Photochrom Co. Ltd.

PM: none

"Etchette Series"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Magdalen College, Oxford

Artist: Elmer Keene

Publisher: Charles Worcester & Co.

PM: none

From the "Chic Series"

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Trossachs Hotel, Scotland

Artist: Brian Gerald

Publisher: Valentine & Sons

PM: none

I am going to begin to include some excerpts from travel guides contemporary to most of the postcards I post (i.e. 1890s-1920). I'll include the full title, author, and date of publication the first time for each book, and only the author each time after that. If no author is listed, I'll refer to the guide's publisher. Most of these are going to be available through Google Books. So....

From: Shearer's Guide to Stirling, Callandar, Dunblane, the Trossachs, and Loch Latrine. 1907

"This large and elegant hotel occupies the site of a farmhouse, which supplied the wants of the tourists half a century ago. The hotel was erected in 1849 by Lord Willoughby d'Eresby, but has been repeatedly extended. The hotel is one of the best in the country, and is also a good starting-place for exploring the Trossachs and mountains around the country of Rob Roy, the Lady of the Lake, and making excursions to the various places of interest in the district."

Monday, March 10, 2008

North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh

Artist: unknown

Publisher: McC & Co.

PM: none

This hotel is now called The Balmoral. It was built in 1902, so it was fairly new when this card was published (judging by the car).

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Trafalgar Square, London

Artist: Ernest Uden

Publisher: unknown

PM: none

"Artesque Series"

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Satan passing over Harrogate well

Artist: illegible

Publisher: unknown

PM: August 8, 1905

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Stirling Castle from the southwest

Artist: unknown

Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons

PM: none

From the Oilette "Stirling" series.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Shambles, York

Artist: Joseph Pike
Publisher: E.T.W Dennis & Sons
PM: none

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Looe, Cornwall

Artist: name illegible

Publisher: unknown

PM: none