How this particular photograph found its way into my collection, I have no idea. I do, however, know who it is a photograph of, and that is George Grayham. We also know that George was an "old friend", as written on the back of the postcard sized print is "from an old friend, George Grayham". [...]
The driver and fireman of the Scarborough Spa Express at the end of the line, Scarborough Station. Just time for a quick chat and a bite to eat, and then it's time to turn the engine around and head back west again.
Over the last few months I have featured a number of scans from an old photograph album I bought earlier this year which tells the story of a cruise to the Northern Capitals of Europe in 1925. I found this album by chance on an antique stall, and when I bought it for a few [...]
Ever since Louis Daguerre first dabbled with a daguerreotype and Henry Fox Talbot first tinkered with a calotype, photography has been just as an important part of weddings as confetti and cake. Our Sepia Saturday theme this week features a wedding party posed on some steps; a pose almost exactly matched by a wedding party [...]
Alesund, on the Norwegian coast, is famed for its beautiful harbour and its art nouveau architecture: art nouveau, art Norway.
There is an iconic photo from Newcastle or Liverpool or some such place in the 1930s showing an ocean liner at the bottom of a terraced street. This is the 21st Century equivalent.