Wednesday, 7 May 2014


Here is a Deco delight for you....

1930s SOUTHEND!!!

The latest of my on-going series of postcards of sunny Southend throughout the decades.

This one is a very sophisticated look at the Flirty 30s, with some very fashionable young types, and some not so very young types!

A gorgeous fashion illustration of a young woman leads the way, as the actor Jack Buchanan, in a spiffing top hat, checks out what's happening.
The girl with the amazing red hat is from a sheet music cover from 1931, who is sitting on a typical 30s picture frame which shows a mystery woman that I've blogged about before!

The racing car that is roaring down Pier Hill can't wait to get to the Whist Drive and Dance at the Palace Hotel, the hottest ticket in town!

The chap with the pipe is a favourite character of mine, who has featured on many of my designs, including my first ever business cards! I also love the image of the lady in white, she is another star of my collages.

Finishing up is a raffish looking Tom Walls from a cigarette card of 1934 and a stamp of the 1937 Coronation of George VI, while a modern looking aeroplane flies over Royal Terrace!

Lovely and slightly battered sheet music cover from 1931!

The mystery girl from the 30s, inside one of my many Art Deco era frames!

Love this ticket, found in a theatre programme from 1938!

I'm really getting through this series now, I've finished the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s and 70s. I've almost finished the 1900s and the 1940s, although annoyingly I can't find a suitable 40s postcard to use! I'll keep on hunting around!

Keep in touch for more postcard news!!

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