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Last Updated on: 24th October 2023, 10:18 pm

ANTIQUE 1910 The Promenade CHELTENHAM Kingsway Real Photo Series POSTCARD

Measurements: Approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Maker: Kingsway Real Photo Series
Paper: Postcard
Text: S3863 The Promenade, Cheltenham
Additional Notes: Stamped. Postmarks bearing Cheltenham, September 21 1910 3.45pm
Sale Notes: Only the original postcard is for sale. The enhanced and colourised images are for your appreciation only.

Miss Boddington
33 London Road

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In the heart of Cheltenham, a graceful dance between history and artistry unfolds before our eyes through an exquisite antique postcard from 1910. It is more than a mere snapshot; it’s an evocative tableau that paints a vivid scene of life in the early 20th century.

Upon observing “The Promenade”, the observer is immediately whisked away to an epoch of Edwardian elegance. The sepia hues add depth, immersing us in a moment frozen in time. Towering trees line the boulevard, their branches gently intertwined to form a protective canopy, filtering the sunlight and casting intricate shadows that play upon the historic cobblestone below.

Every element within this Kingsway Real Photo Series postcard tells a tale. The genteel figure of a lady resting upon a bench exudes an air of contemplative solitude. Meanwhile, a poised horse and carriage stand by, hinting at the era’s preferred mode of transport and the gentle pace of life it signified.

Measuring approximately 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, this postcard, embossed with the title “S3863 The Promenade, Cheltenham”, is a testament to craftsmanship. Its authenticity is further validated by a precise postmark, capturing a specific moment: September 21, 1910, at 3.45 pm.

Yet, it’s the reverse side of the postcard that truly beckons with intrigue. Addressed with delicate penmanship to “Miss Boddington” of 33 London Road, Reading, Berkshire, it carries a personal message. This handwritten note, now over a century old, serves as a bridge between then and now, a testament to human connection and shared memories.

For discerning collectors or those with an appreciation for the finer nuances of history, this postcard isn’t merely a keepsake. It’s a journey. It’s a silent witness to whispered confidences, long-held dreams, and the gentle ebb and flow of Edwardian life.

To hold this postcard is to hold a fragment of the past, a delicate slice of history imbued with emotions, tales, and a rich tapestry of life that once was. It beckons one to pause, reflect, and marvel at the timeless dance of history and artistry.

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