The books you love, the emails you want
Opt in by 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Painted Ladies: Postcards of the Early 20th Century (Hardback)Nick Hedges (editor)
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 17/03/2006
- We can order this
A stunning collection of hand coloured cards from the early decades of the 20th century. In the early 20th century the picture postcard provided an immediate and direct form of cheap communication - rather like text messaging today. Made by anonymous photographers and hand-coloured by thousands of unknown women working in their studios, hand-tinted cards became one of the most popular of art forms. This extraordinary collection encompasses cards from throughout the world including Africa and the Middle East, many raising issues of colonialism, and exoticism, but many also just celebrating everyday relationships, friendship and family. 'Painted Ladies' provides a colourful and fascinating insight into the fashion, culture and interests of the early twentieth century. Midlands born Nick Hedges is a well-respected photographer in his own right. His work has been published in a number of books including the acclaimed 'Born to Work', and has been exhibited widely throughout the UK.
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 671 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 19 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at