Post Cards of the White City.

Part 30.

by
Bill Tonkin

 

Type 2. A view with a lot of people in front of the pavilion. One woman with striped umbrella standing alone in centre 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 top left.

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

 

Type 3. A view with two women at front right, the one on the furthest right has striped ‘V’ front to dress. On the earliest cards three ladders are seen against the large dome ‘three ladders’, in later cards the long ladder is removed leaving two small ladders ‘two ladders’ and eventually these too disappear ‘no ladder’.

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

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

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

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

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

            Coloured view, with no ladders, in ornamental Britannia and Marianne border type FB Bo 1,

                        red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        258       Title in one line at top centre.

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

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

                        258       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

 

Type 4. This is a view looking down the Avenue of Progress at an angle. There are a lot of spindly trees in the foreground, and the roof of Schweppes pavilion is in bottom right corner.

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

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

                        308       Title in one line at top right.

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

 

Type 5. Man pushing wheelchair accompanied by woman with white umbrella in bottom right corner.

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

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

                        429       Title in one line at top left.

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

                        429       Title in one line at top left.

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

                        429       Title in one line at top left.

 

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

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

                        350       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

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

                        350       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

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

                        350       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

 

Canadian Pavilion, South West Section, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        353       Title in two lines at top right.

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

                        353       Title in two lines at top right.

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

                        353       Title in two lines at top right.

 

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

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

                        321       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

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

                        321       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre. This card is known with a 6 mm                                                major colour shift of the red.

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

                        321       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

 

Canadian Scenic Railway, Franco British Exhibition, London, 1908. (A pre exhibition forerunner.)

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

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

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

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

            B/W litho, sunk plate with large white border, bluish grey ‘Throughout the World’ back

                        type FB 2.

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

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

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

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

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

            Coloured, dark grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

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

            Coloured, grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

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

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

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

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

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

 

            There are two different views published of the Scenic Railway, and both are numbered 132, both are taken from the same point, but at different times. In type 1. the station is shown as nearly empty, while in type 2 the station is full of people.

Type 1. Empty station.

Canadian Scenic Railway, Franco British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        N.n.      (Position of title not known, stubb only in book No. 4.), left edge rouletted.

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

                        132       Title in one line at top right, left edge rouletted.

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

                        132       Title in one line at top right, left edge rouletted.

Title altered to, Scenic Railway, Franco British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, dark grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        132       Title in one line at top right.

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

                        132       Title in one line at top right.

                        132       Title in one line at top right, top and bottom edge rouletted.

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

                        132       Title in one line at top centre.

            Coloured view in ornamental Britannia and Marianne border type FB Bo 1, red ‘F B seal’                         back type FB 1. A flap on the front opens to reveal a vertical strip of six views. Flip                         Flap and Colonial Bandstand. / Colonial Avenue. / French Applied Arts Palace. /                        Swan Boats Court of Honour. / Franco-British Pavilion. / Swan Boat.

                        132       Title in one line at top centre.

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

For other pull out post cards, see under Pull outs.

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

                        132       Title in one line at top right.

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

                        132       Title in one line at top right.

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

Title altered to, The Scenic Railway, Franco British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

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

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

 

Type 2. Crowded station.

Scenic Railway, Franco British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        132       Title in two lines at bottom left.

For other post cards of this view see in The Great White City section, under ‘Scenic Railway’, the Imperial International Exhibition section, under ‘Scenic Railway’, the Japan-British Exhibition section, under ‘Scenic Railway’, the Coronation Exhibition section, under ‘Scenic Railway’’, and the Latin-British Exhibition section, under ‘Scenic Railway’.

 

Canadian Toboggan, Franco British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        301       Title in one line at top right.

 

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

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

                        354       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

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

                        354       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

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

                        354       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

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

                        354       Title in two lines at bottom left of centre.

 

            The view of the cascade on card No. 374 is known in three states. The first is from the original negative, the water of the cascade is shown with a few white waves as it tumbles down, and in the bottom right is a swan boat full of trippers, this is listed as ‘view with little water in cascade and with swan boat’. Type 2 shows the water of the cascade as a white mass, with a touch of green in the coloured cards. The swan boat is still in position, this is listed as ‘view with white water in cascade and with swan boat’. On the sepia cards there are different cloud patterns. In type 3 the water of the cascade is the same as in the first type with only small traces of white foam, but the swan boat has been removed and the space shaded in to represent water. As far as is known type 3 was only used on Japan-British Exhibition cards, this is listed in that section as ‘view with little water in cascade, and without swan boat’.

Cascade and Congress Hall, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Sepia R/Photo, view with little water in cascade and with swan boat, black ‘X L’ back type                       FB 12.

                        374       Title in two lines at bottom centre.

Title altered to, Cascade, Court of Honour, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, view with white water in cascade and with swan boat, red ‘F B seal’ back type

                        FB 1.

                        374       Title in two lines at top right.

For other post cards of this view see in the Imperial International Exhibition section, under ‘The Cascade’, and the Japan-British Exhibition section, under ‘Cascade, Court of Honour’.

 

Cascade, Court of Honour, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 374, see under Cascade and Congress Hall, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 374.

 

            There are three different views published under the title ‘Cascade, Franco-British Exhibition London, 1908’. These are numbered 304, 389 and 390

            The view of the cascade on card No. 304 is known in two states. The difference is in the water of the cascade. The first type is from the original negative, the water of the cascade is shown with a few white waves as it tumbles down, this is listed as ‘view with little water in cascade’. The second type shows the water of the cascade as a white mass, with a touch of green, this is listed as, ‘view with white water in cascade’.

            Valentine’s carried out this touching up of the water of the cascade on most of their cards that featuring it, they also went to some lengths to remove a boat or boats that appeared in the scene, carefully painting in the space with ripples to match the surrounding water.

Cascade, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, view with white water in cascade, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        304       Title in one line at top right.    Vert left

Title altered to, The Cascade, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Sepia litho, view with little water in cascade, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

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

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

 

            The view of the cascade on card No. 389 is known in four states. The first is from the original negative, the water of the cascade is shown with a few white waves, in the water is a swan boat and two normal boats, it was used for the Franco-British Exhibition cards only, this is listed as ‘view with little water in cascade and three boats’. The second type shows the water of the cascade with a lot of white foam, and was used for the Franco-British and Imperial International Exhibition cards, there are still three boats to be seen, this is listed as ‘view with white water in cascade and three boats’. In the third type the water of the cascade is the same as in the first type with only small traces of white foam, but the swan boat has been removed from the view, and the space shaded in to represent water. The other two boats are still present, this is listed as ‘view with little water in cascade, two boats only without swan boat’. In the last type more white foam has been added to the water of the cascade, but not as much as in the second type, and the swan boat is still missing, this is listed as ‘view with half flow of water in cascade, two boats only without swan boat’. The last two types were only used for the Japan-British Exhibition cards.

Cascade, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Sepia R/Photo, view with little water in cascade and three boats, black ‘X L’ back type

                        FB 11.

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

            Sepia R/Photo, view with little water in cascade and three boats, black ‘X L’ back type

                        FB 12.

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

Title altered to, Congress Hall, Franco British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, view with white water in cascade and three boats, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        389       Title in one line at top centre.    Vert left

Title altered to, The Cascade, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Sepia litho, view with little water in cascade and three boats, black ‘Throughout the World’                                   back type FB 2.

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

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

For other post cards of this view see in the Imperial International Exhibition section, under ‘The Cascade’, and the Japan-British Exhibition section, under ‘Cascade, Court of Honour’.

 

            The view of the cascade on card No. 390 is known in two states as listed above in number 304, the same descriptions have been used.

Cascade, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, view with white water in cascade, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        390       Title in one line at top right.

            Sepia litho, view with little water in cascade, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

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

            Sepia R/Photo, view with little water in cascade, black ‘X L’ back type FB 11.

                        390       Title in two lines at bottom centre.

            Sepia R/Photo, view with little water in cascade, black ‘X L’ back type FB 12.

                        390       Title in two lines at bottom centre.

For other post cards of this view see in the Great White City section, under ‘The Cascade’ and the Imperial International Exhibition section, under ‘The Cascade’.

 

Centre of Western Section, Canadian Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

Sometimes the number is included in the top line and sometimes in the bottom line, this is listed.

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

                        411       Title in two lines at bottom left, number in top line.

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

                        411       Title in two lines at bottom left, number in top line.

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

                        411       Title in two lines at bottom left, number in bottom line.

                        411       Title in two lines at bottom left, number in top line.

 

Christmas Cards. For a full list of these see under Border FB Bo 2.

 

City of Paris Pavilion and Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. see under City of     Paris Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 264.

 

            There are two different views published under the title ‘City of Paris Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.’ as they are not all numbered, a brief description is given to enable them to be identified. They are listed as type 1 and 2.

Type 1. Looking towards the main entrance across ornamental gardens.

City of Paris Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        264       Title in two lines at top right.

                        264       Split title in one line at top centre.

Title altered to, City of Paris Pavilion and Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

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

 

Type 2. A view of the side entrance of the pavilion showing people going in via a path through shrubbery.

City of Paris Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

                        334       Title in two lines at top right.

                        334       Split title in one line at top centre.

Title altered to, Paris Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Colleen, Ballymaclinton, (McClinton’s Town, erected by the makers of McClinton’s Soap),     Franco-British Exhibition. A vertical card of a Colleen standing and leaning back on short         length of fence and with left hand resting on fence, see under A Ballymaclinton Colleen,    Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 405.

 

A Colleen, Ballymaclinton, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap). 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, see under A Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 406.

 

            Colleen playing a Barrel Organ.

Colleens, 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.

                        407       Title spelt ‘McClinton’s’, not the usual ‘M’Clinton’s’ and with a large ‘M’ to                                            ‘Makers’, in three lines at bottom left. This is not the usual capital                                                ‘M’ as appears on so many Ballymaclinton cards, as the whole title                                      is composed of large and small capital letters. Middle line of title                                             measures 66 mm.    Vert left.

                        407       Title spelt ‘McClinton’s’, not the usual ‘M’Clinton’s’ and with a large ‘M’ to                                            ‘Makers’, in three lines at bottom left. The title has been re-done and                                           this time only the middle line is in capitals. Middle line of title is                                          reduced to 56 mm.    Vert left.

 

Colleens clamouring for their Letters, Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition. see under         Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition, Colleens clamouring for their Letters.

 

            There are two different views with Colleens Dancing, in the title, this one has four colleens dancing roughly in a square. For the other view see under ‘Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap)’. N.n.

Colleens Dancing, Ballymaclinton, (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 two lines at top right.

Title altered to, Colleens Dancing, Ballymaclinton, (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 with small ‘m’ to ‘makers’ in two lines at top right.

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

                        N.n.      Title with small ‘m’ to ‘makers’ in two lines at top right.

 

Colleens Dancing, Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 175, or with      other endings to title, six colleens dancing roughly in a straight row, see under   Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition, Colleens Dancing.

 

Colleens Dancing, (Morton’s Carpet Factory on the left), Ballymaclinton, (M’Clinton’s Town     erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap), Franco-British Exhibition. No. 175, six         colleens dancing roughly in a straight row, see under Ballymaclinton, Franco-British       Exhibition, Colleens Dancing.

 

The Colleens Fortune, Ballymaclinton, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of       M’Clinton’s Soap), Franco-British Exhibition.

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

                        397       Split title in two lines at top right.

Title altered to, Fortune Telling, Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        397       Split title in two lines at top right.

 

Colleens Fortune Telling, Ballymaclinton, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of             M’Clinton’s Soap).No. 409. see under Ballymaclinton, The Colleens Fortune,     (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the makers of M’Clinton’s Soap). No. 409.

 

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

            Coloured, this card can be found with the title written in two different styles, with and                               without tails to ‘h’ and ‘n’, greenish grey ‘POST CARD’ with four lines of text, back              type FB 13.

                        393       Title with tails in one line at bottom right measures 101 mm. ‘Valentines                                       Series Copyright’ is printed in red, instead of the usual black or                                                    white.

                        393       Title with tails in one line at bottom right measures 102 mm. ‘Valentines                                       Series Copyright’ is printed in red, instead of the usual black or                                                    white.

                        393       Title without tails in one line at bottom right measures 97 mm. ‘Valentines                                                Series Copyright’ is printed in red, instead of the usual black or                                                    white.

                        393       Title without tails in one line at bottom right measures 102 mm. ‘Valentines                                               Series Copyright’ is printed in red, instead of the usual black or                                                    white.

Title altered to, Colleens Washing, Ballymaclinton, (McClinton’s Town, erected by the makers     of McClinton’s Soap)

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

                        393       Title spelt ‘McClinton’s’, not the usual ‘M’Clinton’s’ in two lines at bottom                                               centre. ‘Valentines Series Copyright’ is printed in white.

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