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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasures

I'd forgotten all about this old album of postcards
until I went looking for something completely
different yesterday.
It contains a collection of postcards sent mainly to
my grandmother and mother in the first half of the
20th century. There are cards from various places in Ireland,
from England, France, Belgium, and New Zealand.
They tell of childhood holidays, emigration and
casual arrangements to meet for afternoon tea
in the days before email.
The card on the left was posted at 3.30pm on
August 18th 1930 and the one on the right, while
depicting an Irish scene, was sent from Glasgow in 1908.

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Monica Ralph08-Apr-2010 20:14
Was this what you were looking in the old chest for what a treasure i would love to see them may be over a coffee some weekend morning.Monica Ralph.
LynnH31-Mar-2010 01:10
What a treasure!! Wonderful. I would love to see them all!
Linda30-Mar-2010 17:21
What a treasure! I love old postcards ... your entry here is very special ... thank you for sharing...
Valene30-Mar-2010 16:33
An enviable collection, beautifully captured! V
Neal Nye30-Mar-2010 11:21
What a wonderful thing. I hope this can be preserved for many generations.
Betty Vlasiu30-Mar-2010 05:17
Wonderful sharp image v
globalgadabout30-Mar-2010 02:04
the album itself is a remarkable artifact...the postcards so resonant and evocative of another time..and 'The Old Plaid Shawl' is also a slow this little gem..
laine29-Mar-2010 23:11
What an amazing treasure you have as Keith says...priceless!!
Phillip Normanton29-Mar-2010 23:02
Treasure indeed - must be fascinating to look through!
Ray :)29-Mar-2010 22:02
So lovely to have them in an album too.
I have a few loose ones from my grandparents as well.
Kevin Chester29-Mar-2010 21:55
What a collection, I could spend hours looking through these
Blandine Mangin29-Mar-2010 20:44
very nice ! v
Keith O'Brien29-Mar-2010 20:26
Priceless collection Mairead - thanks for sharing. V
pkocinski29-Mar-2010 20:14
Treasure these - postcards are almost a thing of the past! Because they are from family they are "priceless".
Peter Sussex29-Mar-2010 20:13
Must be a charming collection. Somehow I am envious of you:)
Alan K29-Mar-2010 20:11
I can't see too many e-mails or SMS's being kept in a treasured book in the year 2090. A nicely lit and interesting image with a good choice of background.
Johnny JAG29-Mar-2010 19:45
I bet they are fascinating to read.
Stephanie29-Mar-2010 19:34
This are a very special keepsake Mairead! Thanks for sharing with us! :-)
Colin Storey29-Mar-2010 19:25
What a fantastic collection to have, well worth keeping.
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