I have certainly been in the right place
at the right time recently.
I went into the Oxfam where I bought the
huge pile of retro postcards
mentioned in yesterday's post and
found this vintage beauty.
For just £14.99 (about US $23).
The book clasps are beautiful
and the pages are edged with gold.
Inside are many original cabinet cards,
and they all seem to be from the same family.
Yes, they've got names!
I got so excited when I saw they had names.
I haven't taken the photos out yet
to see if there's any more information
on the back but I will soon.
Their clothes are just wonderful.
It would appear that poor Rev Milligan drowned.
I hope Anne Parkinson had a sparkling personality....
This one seems to have been tinted,
and on the back and it has been dated 1863.
In total there are 33 cabinet cards,
with just 3 named but empty pages throughout the book.
I'm going to have to do some research on this family,
don't you think?!
Btw, don't for one minute think that I am
going to tell you which Oxfam these treasures
were found in!