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Postcard - Church Lane Handsworth Birmingham

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1995V632.939
Collection:Topographical Views - Kesterton Collection
Date:1915 - 1915


In 1995, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery acquired the Kesterton Collection, a large collection of vintage Birmingham-related postcards assembled by a local man. The majority of the postcards in the collection date from the heyday of the picture postcard - the period between 1900 and the First World War.During this time, picture postcards were the latest novelty. For the price of a penny, plus a halfpenny stamp, they allowed a quick and effective means of communication throughout the country.

Purchased from Roger Kesterton.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
School/Style:Birmingham Topographic
Material(s):Printed card

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Height:85 mm
Width:136 mm