London Ephemera

I love getting holiday postcards from friends & family! And I used to love sending them, but more and more I seem to  end up taking the cards I meant to send back home with me. I guess this is what happened to the person who bought these ‘Pic-a-pop-up’ cards of London landmarks in the sixties.

Envelope - Trafalgar Square
Envelope – Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Envelope - St Paul's Cathedral
Envelope – St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral
Envelope - Tower of London
Envelope – Tower of London
Tower of London
Tower of London
Envelope - The Monument
Envelope – Monument
The Monument
View from Monument
Envelope - Admiralty Arch
Envelope – Admiralty Arch
Admiralty Arch
Admiralty Arch
Envelope - Parliament Square
Envelope – Parliament Square
Parliament Square 196
Parliament Square

It looks as if I will be spending the summer months in London – Duty calls, so no holidays until after August. No real hardship, as London has so much to offer. Next week I’ll post on a ‘Guide to the City’s Pleasures’ which is astonishing, to say the least, in portraying 70s attitudes (not all of them pleasant – I’m still debating whether I can put some of it up at all – the misogyny is almost unbelievable). So, for the time being, I will leave you with these innocent cards that seem to come from a different era.

I think they’re wonderful – and again, I could use your help in finding out more about the illustrator: N.E.F. Dear and the publishers: Bancroft & Partners Ltd. 

Bancroft and Partners Ltd



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