Post Cards of the White City.

Part 38.

by    Bill Tonkin

Type 2. A close up night scene looking directly at the cascade. There are no boats to be seen in this view.

The view of the cascade on card No. 215 is known in two states, and these are listed. The difference between them is in the water of the cascade. The first is from the original negative, the water of the cascade is shown with very little water, and in fact on the real photo card the panels at the back of the cascade can be clearly seen, this is listed as ‘view without water in cascade’. In the second state an artist has painted in a lot of water, this is listed as ‘view with coloured or white water in the cascade’.

Court of Honour at Night, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

B/W R/Photo, view without water in cascade, black ‘X L’ back type FB 12.

215 Title in two lines at bottom centre.

Title altered to, Franco-British Exhibition, Court of Honour, Night Effect.

B/W photogravure, view without water in cascade, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

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

B/W photogravure on cream, view with white water in cascade, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

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

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

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

Type 3. A vertical night scene with no boats visible, between a half and a third at the bottom of the view is water.

Court of Honour at Night, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

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

Title altered to, Franco-British Exhibition, Court of Honour, Night Effect.

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

284 Title with tails in two lines at bottom left, left edge rouletted. Vert left.

B/W photogravure, matt surface, black ‘Throughout the World’ type FB 2.

284 Title with tails in two lines at bottom left, left edge perforated. Vert left.

For other post cards of this view see in the Latin-British Exhibition section, under ‘Court of Honour by Night’.

The coloured cards are known without any clouds in the sky ‘without clouds’ and where white clouds have been added ‘with clouds’.

Court of Honour Entrance, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

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

183 Title in two lines at bottom centre. Vert right.

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

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

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

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

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

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

183 Title in two lines at top left. Vert left.

183 Title in two lines at top right. Vert left.

Coloured, without clouds, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

183 Title in two lines at top left. Vert left.

183 Title in two lines at top centre. Vert left.

Court of Honour from Congress Bridge, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. N.n. see under Court of Honour, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 346.

Court of Honour from Congress Hall, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. (A pre exhibition forerunner)

On this post card ‘Valentine’s Series Copyright’ on the front can be found in two types. Some have a split imprint with the words reversed, ‘Copyright’ on the left and ‘Valentine’s Series’ on the right, listed as ‘with a reversed split Copyright Valentine’s Series’, some have the normal angled imprint in two lines.

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

N.n. Split title in one line at bottom centre, reversed split imprint with ‘Copyright’ on left and ‘Valentine’s Series’ on right, gap between ‘Copyright’ and ‘Valentine’s’ measures 47 mm.

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

back type FB 2.

N.n. Split title in one line at bottom centre, reversed split imprint with ‘Copyright’ on left and ‘Valentine’s Series’ on right, gap between ‘Copyright’ and ‘Valentine’s’ measures 47 mm.

A. Back upright.

B. Back inverted.

N.n. Split title in one line at bottom centre, reversed split imprint with ‘Copyright’ on left and ‘Valentine’s Series’ on right, gap between ‘Copyright’ and ‘Valentine’s’ measures 65 mm. The cards with the 65 mm gap also have different clouds.

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

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

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

N.n. Title in one line at top left. This is also known printed on a very thick card.

Court of Honour from Congress Hall, 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. Cards with blank backs are the right halves of Panorama type cards, and cards without titles are very often the half of a panorama type card where the title appears on the missing half. In this instance half of the card was published as a normal sized post card, given a number, 196 and titled ‘Court of Honour.’

B/W litho, bluish grey ‘PANORAMA’ back type FB 20.

N.n. Title in two lines at top left on the left half of the card.

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

N.n. Title in one line at top right on the right half of the card.

For other cards of this type see under Panorama.

For other Panorama cards of this view see in The Great White City section, under ‘Court of Honour from Congress Hall’.

Court of Honour from Congress Hall, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 182, see under Court of Honour, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 182.

Court of Honour from Congress Hall, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 191, see under Court of Honour at Night, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 191.

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