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Postcard - At the Ford by J. A. Turner, To Nettie Scott from Marion Flinn, Melbourne, 4 May 1904 Document Reg. No: HT 29015

Postcard featuring colour image of the paintingAt the Ford by J. A. Turner showing a rural landscape with horse carriage. The postcard also includes a handwritten message.

It is one of sixty seven postcards dated from the 5 January 1904 to 16 April 1907, all addressed to James Baird Scott and his family living in Paisley, Scotland. Fifty three of the cards are sent from Victoria, Australia, by Marion Flinn and her family and feature Melbourne landmarks and suburbs, scenes from Victoria and New South Wales. Fourteen postcards are sent from various international locations including South Africa, Nigeria, India, Singapore and western Europe apparently by extended members of James Baird's family either holidaying or working.
Colour postcard, with image of the painting At The Ford by J. A. Turner. The painting shows a horse carriage riding through the forest. Hand writing under the image. Reverse side with hand written address and date stamp. Stamps were removed.
Statement Of Significance:
This collection of early 20th century postcards provides an invaluable pictorial record of urban and rural landscapes in Melbourne,Victoria and New South Wales. It also captures the social and political attitudes and observations of one Melbourne family, relating to domestic and social life, literature, politics, and Australian culture. Themes such as nationalism, the postiion of women and prejudices surrounding Aboriginal Australians, global shipping and communication are also referenced by both the visual iconography and the commentary on the postcards.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Moreen Shields, 2011
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: landscape

More information

Tagged with: postcards, paintings, correspondence, scottish communities, scottish immigration, rural landscapes, horsedrawn vehicles
Themes this item is part of: Marion Scott Flinn, Second Generation Scottish Migrant, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Postal
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Printed: At The Ford

Handwritten text: E. Melbourne 4.5.04
'My dear Nettie - The English mail has not been delivered yet this week so I can't say if there is anything for me. I hope you all liked your cards last week - and are very happy & comfortable at Hillview. It sounds very nice. Give my love to all cousin Marion'

Miss Nettie Scott
12 Hillview
Sender: Marion Flinn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 May 1904
Addressed To: Nettie Scott, Scotland, 4 May 1904

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