Post Cards of the White City. Part 27.

by

Bill Tonkin

Section B.

Ballymaclinton Carpet Workers, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. with additional heading (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap). at top right in red.

Coloured, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

391 Title with tails, in one line at bottom left.

391 Title without tails, in one line at bottom left.

The title ‘A Ballymaclinton Colleen’ was used for six different post cards, they feature different girls in different settings, and are listed as types 1 to 6, a brief description is given for each card. This would not have been necessary had all the cards been numbered, but unfortunately they are not. For another card of this type see under ‘An Irish Colleen’ No. 381.

Type 1. A vertical card of the Head and shoulders of Colleen facing right.

A Ballymaclinton Colleen, (Photo by Skillman), (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

Coloured, grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

N.n. Title in four lines at bottom left, without ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’.

Vert left.

Type 2. A vertical card with a Colleen in a cloak with hood, hand on latch of closed door.

A Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco-British Exhibition, London. 1908.

Coloured, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

394 Title without tails, in two lines at bottom left. Vert left.

Coloured, grey ‘Throughout the World’ with ‘Correspondence at an angle, back type FB 3

394 Title with tails, in two lines at bottom left. Vert left.

Title altered to, A Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco-British Exhibition, London. 1908. with an additional heading (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap). at top right.

Coloured, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

394 Title with tails, in two lines at bottom left. Vert left.

394 Title without tails, in two lines at bottom left. Vert left.

Coloured, brown ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

394 Title without tails, in two lines at bottom left. Vert left.

Coloured, brownish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

394 Title without tails, in two lines at bottom left. Vert left.

Title altered to, A Ballymaclinton Colleen, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

B/W litho, grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

N.n. Title with capital ‘M’ to ‘Makers’ in three lines at top right, without ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’. Vert left.

Type 3. A vertical card of a Colleen in blouse with hand on latch of partly open door, right hand in pocket of overall.

A Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco-British Exhibition, London. 1908.

Coloured, grey ‘Throughout the World’ with ‘Correspondence’ at an angle, back type FB 3.

395 Title with tails in two lines at bottom left of centre. Vert left.

Title altered to, A Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco-British Exhibition, London. 1908. with an additional heading (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap). at top left.

Coloured, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13

395 Title without tails in two lines at bottom left. Vert left.

For other post cards of this view see in the Imperial International Exhibition section, under ‘A Ballymaclinton Colleen’

Type 4. A vertical card of a Colleen sitting on low wall by doorway, with fishing net hanging behind her.

A Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco-British Exhibition, London. 1908.

B/W litho, grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

404 Title in two lines at top left of centre, With ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’, the number is placed very high on the card. Vert left.

Title altered to, A Ballymaclinton Colleen, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

Coloured, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

N.n. Title in two lines at top right. Vert left.

Title altered to, An Irish Colleen. A coloured card similar to the one above is known with the usual ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’ at the bottom right corner, but the back is not a normal Valentine White City exhibition back, and has an inscription at the left side ‘Johnson, Belfast.’ This card is included for its design relationship, it is not an exhibition card.

Type 5. A vertical card of a Colleen standing and leaning back on short length of fence and with left hand resting on fence. On the litho printings it will be seen that the short length of fence is free standing, on the coloured cards the left edge of the negative is trimmed off, and the end of the fence is not seen.

A Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

B/W litho, grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

405 Title in three lines at top right. Vert left.

Title altered to, A Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco-British Exhibition. (Ballymaclinton, erected by the makers of McClinton’s Soap).

Coloured, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

405 Title spelt ‘McClinton’s’, not the usual ‘M’Clinton’s’ with tails in two lines at bottom centre. Vert left.

Title altered to, A Ballymaclinton Colleen, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

B/W litho, grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

405 Title with capital ‘M’ to ‘Makers’ in three lines at top left. Vert left.

Title altered to, A Colleen, Ballymaclinton, (McClinton’s Town, erected by the makers of McClinton’s Soap), Franco-British Exhibition.

Coloured, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

N.n. Title spelt ‘McClinton’s’, not the usual ‘M’Clinton’s’ in three lines at bottom centre. Vert left.

For another card of this type see under McClinton’s Soap in the main list.

Type 6. A vertical card of a Colleen shown from the waist up, wearing a red scarf, with elbow on fence and resting head on back of hand, facing left.

A Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908

Coloured, greenish grey ‘Throughout the World’ with ‘Correspondence’ at an angle,

back type FB 3.

N.n. Title in two lines at top left, with ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’ to the left.

Vert left.

Title altered to, A Ballymaclinton Colleen, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

Coloured, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ back with four lines of text, type FB 13.

N.n. Title in two lines at top left, with ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’ to the left.

Vert left.

N.n.. Title in two lines at top centre, with ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’ to the left. Vert left.

Title altered to, A Colleen, Ballymaclinton, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

B/W litho, grey ‘POST CARD’ back with four lines of text, type FB 13.

406 Title in two lines at top centre, with ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’. Vert left.

Three Colleens, one sitting on a donkey.

Ballymaclinton Colleens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

B/W litho, greenish grey high ‘Harp’ back type FB 14.

N.n. Title in one line at top left, without ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’.

Coloured, grey ‘Throughout the World’ with ‘Correspondence’ at an angle, back type FB 3.

176 Title without tails in three lines at bottom left.

Coloured, greenish grey small size ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 5.

176 Title without tails in three lines at bottom left.

Coloured, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

176 Title without tails in three lines at bottom left.

Coloured, greenish grey low ‘Harp’ back type FB 15.

176 Title without tails in three lines at bottom left.

Coloured ‘GIANT POST CARD’, grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 17.

N.n. Title in two lines at bottom left.

For other giant cards, see under Giant post cards.

Sepia litho, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

N.n. Title in one line at top left, without ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’.

Title altered to, Ballymaclinton Colleens, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

B/W litho, brownish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

N.n. Title with capital ‘M’ to ‘Makers’ in two lines at top left, without ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright.

Title altered to, Irish Village Colleens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

Sepia R/Photo, black ‘X L’ back type FB 11.

176 Title in two lines at bottom left.

Two colleens, one seated by St. Patrick’s Cross. The litho printed cards have different cloud patterns, but they are very feint, the coloured cards are ‘with clouds’ or ‘without clouds’.

Ballymaclinton Cross, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

B/W litho, grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

N.n. Title with capital ‘M’ to ‘Makers’ in four lines at top right. Vert left.

Title altered to, Ballymaclinton Cross, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

Coloured without clouds, grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

179 Split title with small ‘m’ to ‘makers’ in two lines at top. Vert left.

Title altered to, Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition, St. Patrick’s Cross.

B/W litho, greenish grey ‘high Harp’ back type FB 14.

N.n. Title in three lines at top right. Vert left.

Title altered to, Donaghmore Cross, Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

Sepia litho, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

N.n. Title in four lines at top right. Vert left.

Title altered to, St. Patrick’s Cross, Ballymaclinton, (Erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap), Franco-British Exhibition.

Coloured, grey ‘GIANT POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 19.

N.n. Split title with capital ‘M’ to ‘Makers’ in two lines at top right, without ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’.

For other large sized post cards see under Giant post cards.

Title altered to, St. Patrick’s Cross, Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition.

B/W litho, grey ‘low Harp’ back type FB 15.

N.n. Title in three lines at top right. Vert left.

Title altered to, St. Patrick’s Cross, Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

B/W litho, black ‘high Harp’ back type FB 14.

N.n. Title in four lines at top right. Vert left.

B/W litho, green ‘high Harp’ back type FB 14.

N.n. Title in four lines at top right. Vert left.

B/W litho, greenish grey ‘high Harp’ back type FB 14.

N.n. Title in four lines at top right. Vert left.

Coloured without clouds, grey ‘Throughout the World’ with ‘Correspondence’ at an angle back type FB 3.

179 Split title in two lines at top. Vert left.

Coloured without clouds, brown small size ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 5.

179 Split title in two lines at top. Vert left.

Coloured with clouds, grey small size ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 5.

179 Split title in two lines at top. Vert left.

Coloured without clouds, greenish grey small size ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 5.

179 Split title in two lines at top. Vert left.

Coloured without clouds, grey ‘low Harp’ back type FB 15.

179 Split title in two lines at top. Vert left.

Title altered to, St. Patrick’s Cross, Ballymaclinton, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

B/W litho, brownish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

N.n. Title with capital ‘M’ to ‘Makers’ in five lines at top right. Vert left.

Title altered to, St. Patrick’s Cross, Ballymaclinton, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap).

Coloured without clouds, grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

179 Split title with small ‘m’ to ‘makers’ in two lines at top. Vert left.

Coloured, grey ‘GIANT POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 19.

N.n. Title with small ‘m’ to ‘makers’ in three lines at top left, without ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’.

For other large sized post cards see under Giant post cards.

Title altered to, St. Patrick’s Cross, Ballymaclinton, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap), Franco-British Exhibition.

Coloured without clouds, brownish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

179 Title in three lines at top. Vert left.

Coloured without clouds, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back type FB 13.

179 Title in three lines at top. Vert left.

For other post cards of this view see in the Imperial International Exhibition section, under ‘Ballymaclinton Cross, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap)’.

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