More of Grandmother’s Cards.


My Grandmother  kept a lot of photos, documents, negatives and mementos, which my Dad passed onto me. Many of the postcards have handwriting on the back. Please contact me here, if you have any additional information or if you would like to use this content. Please don’t copy this material but rather put a link back to my Blog. You can see more of her mementos here.

Adderley Street and Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.
The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co, Ltd, P.O.Box 1685, Cape Town
The back of the Postcard is dated 3.3.1923, but I think the photo is older, because of the horse carriages.

Cape Town & Table Mountain from Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
Postcard Front.

Cape Town & Table Mountain from Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
Postcard Back. Postage stamped Clanwilliam.

Threshing at Mr. C.K. Jooste’s farm, Bellevue, Tulbagh, Cape, South Africa. 1912
The photographer looks like AB Roux.
Postcard Front.

Threshing at Mr. C.K. Jooste’s farm, Bellevue, Tulbagh, Cape, South Africa. 1912
Postcard back.

Augsburg, Hotel, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

From Above Clifton on Sea, Cape Town,  South Africa
Front.

Clifton on Sea, Cape Town,  South Africa,
1/2 d postage stamp of The Union of South Africa.
Copyright G.B. (G Budricks) & Company,  P.O. Box 1018, Cape Town, South Africa.
Back.

Reader’s Digest.

My Favorite Flowers.
Front.

My Favorite Flowers.
Back.
Published by EA Schwerdtfeger & Co. AG, Berlin.

“Another big one was E.A. Schwerdtfeger & Co. AG establ. 1894 who became even bigger after taking over the publishing dept. of NPG c. February – March 1920. E.A.S. was backed up by the huge photo paper manufacturer Mimosa AG, Dresden. Berlin was a center for firms busy in the real photo business back then.” –  The Postcard album,

A happy Birthday.
Front.

A happy Birthday.
Back.
Entirely British Manufacture,

A birthday Wish front.

A Joyous Christmas.
Front.
Valentine’s Co. Ltd.Ltd. (Valentine & Sons)   1825-1963
Dundee, Scotland and London, England

A Joyous Christmas.
Back: Valentine’s XL Series. Real Photo Cards. Printed In Great Britain.
Valentine’s Co. Ltd.Ltd. (Valentine & Sons)   1825-1963

Postcard Front. 

Front.
Back.

Ik Hoor  uw stem die roep. (Dutch)
I Hear Your voice calling.
Front.

263
Front.

The Last Supper.
Front.

Mizpah,
Front.
“Mizpah is Hebrew for “lord watch over me” As mentioned in the Bible, it marked an agreement between two people, with God as their witness.” – Wikipedia
Valentine’s Co. Ltd.Ltd. (Valentine & Sons)   1825-1963

Peace perfect peace.
Front.
Bamforth & Co, Ltd. Publishers Holmfirth (England)
Hymn Series No. 5111/2

Peace perfect peace.
Back.
Bamforth & Co, Ltd. Publishers Holmfirth (England)
Hymn Series No. 5111/2

Ergens wacht er een harte. (Dutch)
Somewhere one’s heart is waiting
Front.

Front.

Victoria Falls,
F
ront.
“Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: The Smoke That Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has been described by CNN as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world.’ –Wikipedia.

You look like your hat on very well let it be….
Front.

You look like your hat on very well let it be….
Back.

 In the glad Springtide.
Front.

Related

Copyright and the old family photo.

Photographers of the 19th century

South Africa Photographers

Checklist of South Africa Postcard Publishers to c 1930

A Reflection on Female Photographers active in South Africa prior to 1915

Mementos of my Grandmother.

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Cards from the past.
Scrapbook

5 comments

  1. Watter pragtige herinneringe is hierin saamgevat. Mense skryf mos nie meer briewe of stuur poskaarte nie. My gunsteling is die een van die boere besig om te dors op die plaas in Tulbagh – dis ‘n kosbare voorbeeld van ‘n lewenstyl wat grotendeels verdwyn het.

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