Full colour postcard featuring image of Princess Bridge Melbourne and includes a handwritten message.
It is one of sixty seven postcards dated from the 5 January 1904 to 16 April 1907, all addressed to James Baird Scott and his family living in Paisley, Scotland. Fifty three of the cards are sent from Victoria, Australia, by Marion Flinn and her family and feature Melbourne landmarks and suburbs, scenes from Victoria and New South Wales. Fourteen postcards are sent from various international locations including South Africa, Nigeria, India, Singapore and western Europe apparently by extended members of James Baird's family either holidaying or working.
Colour postcard, with image of Princess Bridge, Melbourne. Hand writing under the image. Reverse side with hand written address and half a date stamp. Stamps were removed. Postcard belongs to the Sole Agent J. Reichardt postcard series.
This collection of early 20th century postcards provides an invaluable pictorial record of urban and rural landscapes in Melbourne,Victoria and New South Wales. It also captures the social and political attitudes and observations of one Melbourne family, relating to domestic and social life, literature, politics, and Australian culture. Themes such as nationalism, the postiion of women and prejudices surrounding Aboriginal Australians, global shipping and communication are also referenced by both the visual iconography and the commentary on the postcards.
Donation from Moreen Shields, Jun 2011
Printed: Princess Bridge. Melbourne Handwritten text: East Melbourne 23.2.04 'My dear Cousin- I regret most awfully that I shall not be able to send the reply to yr most kind and welcome one of the 14th Jan. I had set apart this afternoon for that purpose but a letter came from Grandma Flinn saying she would be in tomorrow to take Jennie & Dora out to stay a few days with her. & needs must see that their dresses etc. are in a state of immaculate perfection so I shall not be able to do much writing. With many apologies but much love- Marion' Mr Jas. B. Scott 3. Mc Intyre Place Paisley Scotland
Type of item
138 mm (Width), 88 mm (Height)