Saturday, October 26, 2013

Back to the Future

Way back in around 1900 a series of cards was produced imagining what the women of the future would look like doing ‘a man’s work’. Interestingly enough, most jobs are done by woman these days. Here we have the fire-fighter; I don’t think that her bare arms would be of much use in a fire. I wonder what these men would have thought of her.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The love Barometer

A postcard from around the time of the First World War. Especially for young lovers who are apart from their sweethearts. The barometer is marked, from the bottom to top, with ‘Timid – Joyous – Ardent – Love’. What better way to confirm the feelings of the one you love?