Postcards from W G Sherwood

William George Sherwood, the father of Edie (Sherwood) Swindells, was a wealthy boot and shoemaker in Wolverhampton. In his retirement years, starting around 1900, it appears that he travelled widely on the European continent with his wife Rachel. He sent postcards back to Edie, a small sample of which appear her. The style of postcards then was a picture on the front with all the space on the reverse (blank) side reserved for the address. Divided postcards, with room for message and address on the back, only came in from around 1907. So WG's messages only appear as tiny script on the picture side of these postcards, sent around 1902.


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