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Postcard - A Newhaven Fishwife

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Level 1, Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
A Newhaven fishwife. Newhaven is in East Sussex, England. Portraits of fishwives were popular subjects for postcards. The postcard was probably purchased by George and Edith Weir on a trip to England and Scotland, circa 1928.
Size
H 138 mm x W 88 mm. approx
Object Registration
2017.0058.21
Keywords
postcards, george and edith weir, newhaven - east sussex, fishwife series
Historical information
Collection of thirty-nine postcards donated by Jillian Rigby which had been owned by her grandparents, George and Edith Weir, who from c.1917 lived at 84 Princess Street, Kew. The mostly 'mint' postcards were purchased in Victoria and while travelling overseas. The sole dated postcard is dated from 1929. The postcards are numbered sequentially from 2017.0058.01-39. The remainder of the collection donated by Jill Rigby which was once owned by the Weirs of Broken Hill and Kew consist of costumes, costume accessories, photographs, and documents.
When Made
c.1928
Significance
The postcards in the Weir collection, especially those purchased on a trip or trips to the mother country, i.e. United Kingdom, represent a representative sample of sites that were considered significant to those Australians undertaking a reverse grand tour by member of the erstwhile colonies. Those postcards which are early views of Melbourne must have been produced commercially for some decades from the early part of the 20th century.
Last updated
31 Aug 2017 at 7:16AM