This month, Barry Cuff has selected cards published by J R Green, Evershot. Green is not listed in either the 1895 or 1923 Kelly’s Directories. There was a Green who had a photographic studio in Abbotsbury around 1880, producing cartes de visite – a format of small photograph card which was used as a forerunner of social media, commonly traded among friends and visitors.
The above image was posted to Yeovil in 1906. On the card are Lady Ilchester, Lady Powis, Lady Guiness, Lady Crewe, HRH [Princess] of Wales (Princess Maud of Wales) and Sir Donald Wallace.
Part of the message on this card reads ‘thought you would like this spiffing card. It is good of Lady Ilchester but HRH is too much like a dragon to please me’.