Dating canadian postcards
These numbers relate to the date of the negative used for the postcard, not the date that the card was published or when it might have been posted.In some cases, where there was little change in the subject being photographed, such as the Palace of Holyrood, Valentine's might have re-used the same negative on a new postcard many decades later.Valentine's views were of Scottish scenes until, in 1882, they expanded into England.Over the next twenty years, they moved to tourist areas abroad, including: - Jamaica - Medeira - Norway - Tangier - New Zealand Thank you to Wendy Walker for sending me two Valentine photos of the Canadian Pacific Railway Station at Manitoba.K: Known dates, the year spread could be larger Dating photopostcards is an art, but is somewhat easier than dating studio portraits as the date of studio operatioins is often not known.Most of the photo postcards that we have noted date from 1907.* British and Canadian cards ** Incomplete chronological assessment # Some sources say 1926.Available images suggest that the 1923 date may be more accurate.
These indentifying marks on the back are normally found stampbox corner.
(a) The back of the the first of these cards has the Valentine 'Two Globes, logo and the words: Unfortunately, the 'University of St Andrews VALENTINE COLLECTION' booklet, which I have found to be very helpful in dating Valentine's black and white British postcards explains: "With a few exceptions, the overseas views were assigned to other sequences whose registers are not preserved in St Andrews University Library and which were probably not housed in Valentine's Dundee office" So, I'm unlikely to be able to help anybody wishing to know the publications dates of any of their Valentine postcards that were published overseas.
The site gives a brief summary of photography in the Isle of Man undertaken by James Valentine, one of the founding members of Edinburgh Photographic Society.
The Library has produced an informative booklet entitled: University of St Andrews Valentine Collection.
On this web site, I have included some key dates in the Company's history, taken from booklet above.