Postcard featuring colour image of the paintingAt the Ford by J. A. Turner showing a rural landscape with horse carriage. The postcard also 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 the painting At The Ford by J. A. Turner. The painting shows a horse carriage riding through the forest. Hand writing under the image. Reverse side with hand written address and date stamp. Stamps were removed.
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: At The Ford Handwritten text: E. Melbourne 4.5.04 'My dear Nettie - The English mail has not been delivered yet this week so I can't say if there is anything for me. I hope you all liked your cards last week - and are very happy & comfortable at Hillview. It sounds very nice. Give my love to all cousin Marion' Miss Nettie Scott 12 Hillview Paisley Scotland
Type of item
138 mm (Width), 88 mm (Height)