Friday, December 29, 2023

Love, Loss, Mundanity And Miss Marie Leonhard


Actors and Music Hall Stars of the late 19th and early 20th century were lucky enough to be famous during the great picture postcard boom of 1903-1914. Thus their images transcended normal geographic boundaries, travelling from street to street, and town to town, with messages of love, loss and mundanity. In this case, the delightful Miss Marie Leonhard prefaced a message to Lizzie Hadley from her friend Megg, telling her where to meet her tomorrow afternoon.

A Lot Of Gas And Some Empty Chairs

  You can decide which jet of nostalgia is turned on by this advert which I found in my copy of the 1931 Souvenir Book of the Historical Pag...