This was postally used in in67Francis Frith - Frith F and Co Ltd, Reigate, Surrey (extensive national coverage) GRAY, J. Mike Petty, Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News 12/8/92 W. Green’s Series (The Green, Haddenham, Aldreth)Jarrold and Sons Ltd Norwich Chrome Photo Series (various locations) J & S (? The example below of Paxton Hill St Neots, probably 1920s, (author's collection) was postally used, but the date is not readable.
Popular in the early to mid 1900s, real photo postcards picture a wide variety of subjects and were used for a variety of purposes.
After 1901, postcards typically measured 3.5 x 5.5 inches, although variations in size exist.
Real Photographic Series (Triplow), also shown as Clark’s Series (Triplow Church), (Guilden Morden 1905) below an example showing Newmarket Road Royston. A number of their local real photo postcards have been noted, photographers unknown, but nothing known at this time to suggest they took their own images.
Mike Petty, Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News 11/12/91 Larkinson, F, High Street St Neots, also at Biggleswade and Stevenage.
According to Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network St Neots, the firm operated from at least 1913 - they have a printed receipt from that date. In Kelly's 1916 Directory of Cambridgeshire, Parr and Son were shown as stationers in Palace Street Newmarket and printers in All Saints Road Newmarket.