Friday, August 23, 2013

Potchefstroom again

Potchefstroom King Edward Street
Potchefstroom Lombard Street
Potchefstroom Market Square & Dutch Ref Church & Government Buildings
Just checking the eGGSA postcard collection, I found further pictures of Potchefstroom had been added since I last looked.  It is a wonderful site if you are looking for particularly South African postcards, but there are others from elsewhere in Africa and world-wide, with more being added all the time.

Four little Owens

"Dear Mary Jane, Just a few lines to wish you a Merry Xmas, hope you are quite well also the Family. Lou is quite well also Hughie & myself. No more. Your affec sister Em. x x x x x x   Happy New Year to all".  Photographer: Sidney Riley.  Rozelle & Rosetti Studios, Balmain.

This postcard from Emily Owen in Sydney to her sister Mary Jane in Melbourne has turned up in a tin box which had belonged to Mary Jane.  This appears to show Emily's four living children: Gwendoline, Emily, Winifred and baby Jack who was born in Balmain in 1912. All were born after their parents' return from South Africa.