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People in old pictures & postcards


Unlike today, where it is frowned upon to take pictures of people and especially children, in the early days of postcard photography there were no such inhibitions.

As a consequence on many old postcards there are many instances where children, grownups, and families actually stopped what they were doing and posed for the photographer.

This then is a compilation of such shots. The individuals could be your grandparents or the grandparents of someone you know. Will we ever identify them?

The images have been computer enhanced to try to bring out as much detail as possible.

Last updated: 25th Jan 2010

Click the link below to see the pictures:

Click on the picture that you want to view, and then click it again. You can now magnify the image further.