Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10th 2013: Picture from the Past.

A PICTURE FROM THE PAST!

The Drawing Room at Woodlock Convent circa1910, from a postcard.

The postcard was published by Hughes, Photographer, Waterford, and printed in Treves (? difficult to read).
The postage rates at the time, mentioned on the card, were 1/2d (a ha'penny) inland and 1d (a penny) foreign
i.e. (for those unfamiliar with the once used Pound) the 1/480th. and 1/240th of a Pound respectively!

The sister who switched off the lights at Woodlock for the last time kindly gave me the card.  Will include her name here, if someone recognises her from a January 2011 series of images on this Blog.

(Thanks likewise to my friend, Tom Grace, who scanned the card for me, my own scanner currently not functioning).

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