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Facing an Era. Postcard portraits from a century ago. William Main. Foreword Tony Simpson. 2006 1st edition. Exposures, Wellington


The postcards in this book give us a glimpse into how people in NZ lived a century ago

Many early portraits were posed in studios, others were pictured in gardens and in front of homes
Children, babies and pets were other subjects popular at the time, as were family groups, often picnicking
Some business had postcards mad of their workers and before soldiers left for war they were often ad studio portraits made
Later street photographers captured people shopping in town

The postcards were often sent to relatives in other parts of the country or back “home” in the UK

Some messages from the opposite sides are recorded
Index of names of NZ postcard photographers


96pp; b/w and sepia photos; s/covers, self wrappers; very good condition, appears unread

A very interesting glimpse into past trends in clothing, housing and leisure activities


Text Copyright 2015
Collectible Books, Napier





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