'The Postman' - Oil Painting
Oil on canvas by Thomas Liddall Armitage. Depicts two women waiting eagerly on the doorstep as the postman, in blue uniform and cap, sorts through letters from his mail bag. Date: C. 1891 Reference number: OB1997.5 This image relates to The Peoples Post a 15 part series for BBC Radio 4 extensively researched at The British Postal Museum & Archive and produced by Somethin Else.
C.G. Davis - Blue Monday, ca 1880
Maker: C.G. Davis Nationality: USA Medium: photogravure Size: Location: USA Object No. 2009.105 Publication: Other Collections: Notes: To view our archive organized by themes and subjects, visit: OUR COLLECTIONS For information about reproducing this image, visit: THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE
Albert Anker 'The Little Potato Peeler' 1886
Albert Samuel Anker [Swiss painter 1831-1910] Ancher been called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his enduringly popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss village life. Biography: da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ancher 'The Little Potato Peeler' (Die kleine Kartoffelschälerin) probably oil painting Private collection
'The Country Letter Carrier' - Oil Painting
Oil on canvas by J P Hall. Brightly coloured depiction of a letter carrier in a long red coat, short red breeches, long white stockings and black waistcoat and top hat. He waves a letter in the air, which two girls try to reach. In his other hand he holds a straight post horn and supports an umbrella. He leans across a donkey. A third girl stand with her back to him though he looks towards her, and an old woman in a bonnet sits in front of the cottage with a newspaper and a cup of tea. Date…