Postcards of the White City.  
Part 29.

by Bill Tonkin

 

Type 3. The third view is of the corner of the Palace seen across a bend in a narrow water way.

British Applied Arts Palace, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. (A pre exhibition forerunner.)

            B/W litho, sunk plate with large white border, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.      Split title in one line bottom centre.

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

                        N.n.      Title in one line at bottom left.

            Coloured, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        N.n.      Title in one line at top left.

                        N.n.      Title in one line at top right.

 

Type 4. Distant view of the Palace, bandstand at left of view.

British Applied Arts Palace, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908

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

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

 

Type 5. Swan boat heading towards bridge, with a motor boat just going under the bridge. Palace of Applied Arts on the left of Lagoon.

British Applied Arts Palace, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured view in ornamental Britannia and Marianne border type FB Bo 1, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        126       Title in two lines at top centre.

For other post cards with this border, see under Border FB Bo 1.

Title altered to, Palace of British Applied Arts, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        126       Title in two lines at top right.

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

                        126       Title in one line at top left.

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

For other post cards of this view see in the Imperial International Exhibition section, under ‘Palace of Applied Arts’.

 

Type 6. This card is known in two states, in the original is a group of workmen, one carrying a step ladder, and with a pile of earth beside a hole dug in the ground, there is also the corner of a building shown in the bottom right corner. In the second state the workmen have been converted into visitors, and the hole, pile of earth, and the corner of the building removed. These are listed as ‘with workmen’ or ‘with visitors’.

British Applied Arts Palace, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            B/W litho with workmen, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.      Title in two lines at top left, left edge rouletted.

            Coloured with visitors, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        163       Title in two lines at top left, left edge rouletted.

            Coloured with visitors, dark grey ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        163       Title in two lines at top left, left edge rouletted.

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

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

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

                        163       Title in two lines at bottom left.

For other post cards of this view see in the Great White section, under ‘British Applied Arts Palace’.

 

Type 7. A diagonal pathway in front of the buildings.

British Applied Arts Palace, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        167       Title in one line at top right.

 

British Applied Arts Palace at Night, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        239       Title in two lines at bottom centre.

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

                        239       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre

Title altered to, Franco-British Exhibition, British Applied Arts Palace Night Effect.

            B/W Photogravure on cream, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        239       Title in two lines at bottom left, left edge rouletted.

 

British Education Building, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        399       Title in one line at top left.

 

British Science Palace, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        N.n.      Title in two lines at top centre to right.

 

Burgoyne’s Bungalow, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

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

For other Burgoyne cards see under Burgoyne in the main list.

 

A Busy Day, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        270       Title in one line at top right.

                        270       Split title in one line at top right of centre.

For other post cards of this view see in The Great White City section, under ‘A Busy Day in Court of Arts’.

 

Butter Exhibit, Canadian Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

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

            Coloured, greenish grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

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

 

Section C.

 

Canada, Past and Present, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Double width Panorama type card, on the back the right half has a printed post card back while the left half is blank. Very often the halves become detached, and are mistaken by collectors for normal cards. In this instance they can easily be recognised, as the left half has only part of the title Canada, Past and Present, Franco-British Exhibit’, while the right half has the rest of the title ‘ion, London, 1908.’, and a blank back

            Coloured, dark grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        N.n.      Title in one line at top left of centre of the double width card.

            Coloured, greenish grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        N.n.      Title in one line at top left of centre of the double width card.

For other cards of this type see under Panorama.

 

Canada’s Red Grain Hopper, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, dark grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        352       Title in two lines at bottom left.    Vert left.

            Coloured, grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        352       Title in two lines at bottom left.    Vert left.

            Coloured, greenish grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        352       Title in two lines at bottom left.    Vert left.

 

Canadian Fur Exhibit, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, dark grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        351       Title in two lines at top right.

            Coloured, grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        351       Title in two lines at top right.

            Coloured, greenish grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        351       Title in two lines at top right.

 

Canadian Pacific Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        309       Split title in one line at top centre.

                        309       Split title in one line at top right.

Title altered to, Canadian Pacific Railway Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

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

For other post cards of this view see in The Great White City section, under ‘Canadian Pacific Pavilion’.

 

Canadian Pavilion, Entente Cordiale, Produced in Butter, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        323       Title in two lines at bottom centre.    Vert left.

            Coloured, greenish grey ‘SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type FB 8.

                        323       Title in two lines at bottom centre.    Vert left.

Title altered to, Entente Cordiale, (produced in butter), Canadian Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        N.n.      Title in three lines at bottom centre.    Vert left.

 

There are five different views published under the title ‘Canadian Pavilion’ as they are not all numbered a brief description is given to enable them to be identified, they are listed as type 1 to 5.

Type 1. A view with Valentine’s Post Card Kiosk in the mid left foreground.

Canadian Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

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

For other post cards of this view see in The Great White City section, under ‘Canadian Pavilion’.

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