The National Portrait Gallery in London, UK, has a display, which opened ysterday, as well as an on-line presence for the "We Are The People" collection of 1000 postcards from the first half of the 1900s. We have a number of these kind of postcards produced for individuals by photograpy studios including one of my great-uncle John going off as an infantry man to be sent a bit off the norm by the trenches of WWI. They must have been a cheap way to reproduce photos to pass around to family members as none of the postcards we have were ever sent. A few more pics at the BBC. Nice jersey, not quite well left.
We Are The People
Posted by Alan McLeod on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Stuff and Money Stuff, Me and Mine - leave a comment