Edwardian postcard of Trafalgar Dock, Southampton by FGO Stuart

Edwardian Postcards

Affordable postage costs, multiple daily deliveries, attractive cards and advances in printing combined to create a craze for buying and sending postcards.  At a time when few people owned a camera, postcards by local photographers are sometimes the earliest photographic images.  Postcards could also be a  keepsake of public or family events and travellers bought  colourful views to send home.

Our growing collection includes a gallery where you can read postcard messages,  mapped to the address they were sent to. 

Postcards are scanned from originals and not in copyright. If you think otherwise please do contact us.