Postcards were a chance for people to send “best wishes” for special occasions to their family and friends, or just to keep in touch. The postage on these cards was cheaper than a letter and the cost of the card less than that of an actual birthday or Christmas card as we know them today.
It was a way to stay in tough with friends and family and sometimes send an occasional bit of humour through the mail. These postcards give us a very accurate snapshot of the humour and attitudes of the people of that time, they give us a look into what daily life was like.
While our collection is small, we wanted to share with you what those who sent these to their family and friends back home.
(If you notice the upper left hand corner on some cards is missing, as a stamp collector removed the stamp)
We are always interested in increasing our collection so that we may share with everyone this glimpse into our past. If you have postcards there are three ways in which you could share them with us:
1) a direct donation to the museum
2) loan them to us, we will scan them and return the originals to you
3) if you have a digital image you can send it to us at our email address: LynMuseum@gmail.com
Maude Fealy (March 4, 1883 – November 9, 1971) was an American Stage and silent film actress whose career survived into the talkie era. (Wikipedia)
Caroline Maria Lupton (10 September 1872 – 10 March 1930), better known by the stage name Marie Studholme, was an English actress and singer known for her supporting and sometimes starring roles in Victorian and Edwardian musical comedy. Her attractive features made her one of the most popular postcard beauties of her day. (Wikipedia)
Lily Hanbury (1873 – 5 March 1908) was an English stage performer. Hanbury was born Lilian Florence Alcock, the daughter of Elizabeth (née Davis) and Matthew Henry Alcock. Educated in London, her début was in an 1888 revival of W.S. Gilbert’s Pygmalion and Galatea; and later she appeared on most of the leading stages of the English metropolis. Her extensive repertory included, ‘Countess Wintersen’ in The Stranger; ‘Hetty Preene’ in G.R.Sim’s Lights o’ London; and ‘Petra’ in Ibsen’s Enemy of the People. (Wikipedia)
Gertrude “Gertie” Ward, Countess of Dudley (née “Millar”) (21 February 1879 – 25 April 1952) was an English actress and singer of the early 20th century, known for her performances in Edwardian musicial comedies under her maiden name, Gertie Millar. (Wikipedia)