Snow Scene, Greenwich Park
Second in my turn-of-the-20th-Century Christmas postcards series.
This is one of my favourite photos of Greenwich park – there is something mysterious and still about it – almost Narnia-esque. It was presumably taken before the gates were opened to hoards of small boys in knickerbockers carrying tin trays and I find it magical (I can’t work out whether that’s in spite of or because without the label, it could be pretty much anywhere.)
The message is pretty bog-standard, addressed to a Miss J. Homeock in Swindon.
With love to Joan from Mrs J and Mollie.
It’s postmarked 5.00pm, 7th November 1919, but I suspect the postcard is a good 20 years older than that.
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