Royal Observatory Greenwich – postcard collection

Estimated date
Anonymous: attributed to Perkins, Son & Venimore (PS&V) / Perkins & Son (P&S)
Publisher's title
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Nominal size
5.5 x 3.5 inches (real photograph)
Publisher/printer ref.
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Other versions of the same image
Cards based on photographs taken on the same day

Accidentally or otherwise, two almost identical photographs taken just a few minutes apart were both put into production as postcards. On the photographic plate used for this card, there are no people. On the other, there is a figure at the junction of the two paths. Despite the fact that the monochrome and full colour versions of the view both carry the serial number 505, one was produced from one plate and one from the other. On this particular card, the stays around the anemometer have been enhanced by drawing over them on the photographic plate. A landscape photographic version of the card carries the reference number 766. It seems likely that the semi-legible number on this card is the same.