Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Good Luck Everyone – Blackadder

July 1, 2016 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

In memory of the Battle of the Somme

In memory of the Battle of the Somme 1st July – 18th November 1916 It was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front; more than one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

Veteran’s Foundation

July 1, 2016 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Vintage Sunday

Tomorrow I plan to post several risqué cards from my collection which arrived this week. There are also some patriotic cards from the WWI era, they came from my Nanna’s postcard collection who had a Brother, like thousands of others died defending their country. The cards I put on eBay and I debated for quite a while whether to sell them or not as they must have had a significance during those long years but as none had been posted or had any message I decided not to keep them. I hope that anyone who looks in tomorrow will enjoy them.

April 23, 2016 Posted by | Deltiology, Risqué, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“No, Thank you!”

No, Thank you - W. Stocker Shaw (W. 523)

March 20, 2016 Posted by | Deltiology, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Nurses c 1900

Two Nurses c 1900

This cabinet card was advertised as either two maids or two nurses, judging by the scissors hanging from the belt of the person on the left and her detachable sleeves they are both nurses probably from the 1914 – 18 war. I believe that nurses in the current series Anzac Girls wore such items and the detachable sleeves and petticoats being utilised as bandages in an emergency.

 

May 13, 2015 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Red Baron

 

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of Jasta 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader ofJasta 11 and then the larger unit Jagdgeschwader 1 (better known as the “Flying Circus”). By 1918, he was regarded as a national hero in Germany, and well-known amongst opposing forces.

August 17, 2014 Posted by | Deltiology, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

French Nun

October 27, 2011 Posted by | Deltiology, Nun, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Cross Nun

March 2, 2011 Posted by | Actress Nuns, Deltiology, Nun, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

French Red Cross Nun c1916

February 16, 2011 Posted by | Deltiology, Nun, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

WW1 Nun

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Deltiology, Nun, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment