Saturday, 23 February 2013
Although I have many photos around the house, and many of people I just don't know, this postcard is only two-thirds unknown. The man on the far left is my father.
Another real photo postcard is a portrait of him alone.
I thought this might possibly have been taken at the same time in spite of the deckle edge on the second because I noticed a pen in my father's top right pocket in both pictures. He may have done that habitually of course.
An inspection of the reverse showed the names of the card used. Two different sorts so most likely developed, if not taken, at different times.
Both Ferrania and Tensi are the names of Italian firms and both these logos on photographic paper were in use before 1945. My father was posted to Italy towards the end of the war and stayed until the end of 1946, so that ties in well.
A post for Sepia Saturday. A click on the button will take you to the Sepia Saturday blog where you can find links to all the other people taking part.