Photo Postcards

Unfortunately there is no information written on the back of this interesting card of two no-nonsense women holding box cameras. I'd like to think that they decided to have their formal portrait taken after witnessing or participating in an historic event--a suffragette march perhaps?

They obviously chose to hold their cameras in the photo but they are not displaying them prominently. We'll never know why.

The Cyko stamp box on this card is a 1906-1908 type.

The numbers on the bottom of these two slightly different European photo cards indicate that they were commercially printed and therefore not as sought after by collectors as the individually printed one above.

Nevertheless, they are striking early portraits of a Victorian woman with camera posed against a painted backdrop. The card on the right is tinted.