Saturday, July 26, 2014

Railway Towns Views by Picture PostCard Co. Ltd

St Albans
This is one of the earliest post card, of the standard size introduced in 1899,showing St Albans Abbey. As soon as the new format was allowed the short lived Picture Postcard Co. Ltd, produced a number of cards, to be sold in railway stations, showing places on the route served by the railway. This view also appears on post cards produced by Photochrom but the relationship between the two companies is unclear.

The Picture Postcard Co. Ltd. produced earlier railway advertising cards but I have not been able to find out if any were of St Albans, or whether any of their cards featured other Hertfordshire towns.

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