History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

31 May, 2011


Something a bit different today. These images are from my own personal collection (so no source links). One of the greatest things I believe you can find among antiques are old and especially written postcards. I love getting these vignettes of a person's life and personality and relationships-- I absolutely love it. Most of these aren't terribly old (I've some older ones, but not yet uploaded), but they are wonderful.

I believe these all come from a terrific little antique shop in Penzance, Cornwall (England), though the one from 1944 might have a different origin.

The front of the postcard is first with the reverse, written side following.


(I can't believe someone actually sent this in the post!)

I don't have the faintest idea why this is sent to 'The Listening Room' at the Royal Courts of Appeal-- I've assumed these people worked there, though who on earth knows!!


Anonymous said...

Funny cards! I missed this set earlier. They are great though. post more if you can - including the actual letters and comments!

Ana said...

Oh, Rovinj!

I'd love to visit it, too, it's so close :) .

And I love that it's addressed to a court, hihi.

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