Saturday, 16 February 2013

Military maids


I saw the peaked hat in the photo prompt and remembered this postcard.  It's one of a set of four that I have, though I feel sure there was a larger set when published.  The publisher was A. Vivian Mansell & Co. Ltd., a publishing company that came into being in 1910 and was certainly still going in 1947.


The three others I have are Belgium, France and Russia.  The uniforms look World War I to me but I'm no expert.


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.

15 comments:

  1. I think that is a Tsarist Russian Eagle on her hat, so WW1 would seem a good bet.

    Rather attractive set of cards

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    1. Thank you! I was hoping someone would be able to tell me for sure.

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  2. They definitely don't look like WWII.

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  3. Very artful cards. The Belgium cap is also early WW1. Do you think there could be more? Serbia, Italy, even America (which would date it to 1917) collect them all!

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    1. I did see an image for Italy and for Russia but so far that's all.

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  4. These postcards are just beautiful. Who would have thunk? I may collect them yet...

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  5. It seems there's a card for every subject :) Beautiful.

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  6. Thank you for showing these Sheila, and do let us know if you get any more.

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  7. Lovely set of cards, I haven't seen any of those before. Something (else) to look out for :)

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  8. The art style looks WW1 to me also.

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  9. Oh, these are really lovely. I agree with Mike, it would be fabulous to see a full set but these make a nice foursome.

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  10. I agree that the caps look like Great War era shape, but I've not come across caps with the Union Jack on them - or, for that matter, the RF. I think they and the uniforms have employed a little inventiveness.

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    1. I think a lot of artistic licence was involved. :)

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  11. I wonder about the purpose for the cards.

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