Edwardian Railway Postcards

Edwardian Railway Postcards is a new project which may see the light of day in 2018. It explores the history of Briain's railways through the phenomenal popularity of the railway postcard between 1902 and 1915.

In the Edwardian era, annual postcard sales are thought to have exceeded 500,000,000, and the public who bought these cards sought an infinite variety of subject matter. Publishers vied with each other to produce more and more visually interesting cards, and all the big railway companies produced their own sets of 'official' postcards to advertise the extent of their network, and the modernity of their operations.

Postcard collecting is a hobby as old as the picture postcard itself, and through the medium of the postcard, almost every aspect of equiping and operating a railway was explored.

Some of the cards which will be included in this book are extremely rare, and offer a unique insight into the 'golden age' of both postcard and railway.


The Victorian Photographs of Dr. Thomas Keith and John Forbes White is now available from John Hannavy Publishing price £20.00 + P&P. 

To order a copy, use the Contacts page.


Recently published from PiXZ is the second volume of my Britain's Industrial Heritage series – Our Industrial Past. Click on the book cover, below to log on to Amazon.co.uk where you can see all of John Hannavy's currently available books. 

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