I can help with all resources marked [YES], copyright permitting.

See also Photographs

There is an excelent web site which features the postcard photographer [Off Site]A. H. Hawke of Helston created by Brian C. Olivey, which has many examples on display and a catalogue.

Many of the postcards are by F. Frith and Co. details of which can be found on the Photographs page.

S. S. Penwith

A slender single funnel steam vessel slowly navigates around a rocky Cornish headland

A postcard of the steamship “Penwith” generously provided by Stephany Madsen. Does anyone know anything about this ship?

I have a very limited collection of postcards and I know nothing about postcard collecting. Unless they are explicitly dated, I have no means of knowing.

St. Buryan

These thanks to Chris Bond

Gulval

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St. Ives

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St. Just in Penwith

Lelant

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St. Levan

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Ludgvan

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Madron

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Paul

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Penzance

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Sennen

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Zennor

Miscelaneous

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Custom Postcards

It was common around the turn of the C19th-C20th to have a photograph taken professionally and get it made up into a postcard to send to friends and relations, especially on significant occasions and if you were far away. This selection, discovered by Sandra Pritchard, are of St. Just miners who had gone to the USA to find their fortune. She thinks that the collection belonged to descendants of a William J. Lavers, who was born in St. Buryan and went to Michigan working in Hecla, Calumnet & Tamarack Mines.

Some of this selection, discovered by Sandra Pritchard, are by E. Thomas who had a studio in North Street, Penzance. Percy Smith had a studio in St. Ives in the 1950s. S. J. Govier took many photographs around St. Buryan.