Friday, 15 July 2011
Frodsham, Cheshire, Bridge Party c1910
Frodsham, Cheshire, Bridge Party circa 1910. Sorry no 'now' picture this week. This is an entry for this week's Sepia Saturday. This postcard, by photographer John Henry Cross (born 1873) of Frodsham, Cheshire is very odd. It shows four young women playing bridge. They appear to be in a field, or perhaps by the side of a road. The furniture is clearly indoor furniture. Two of the women are dressed as men. Why? The way they are gazing at each other is curious. The women dressed as men are wearing what look like homburg hats (though the brim is not quite right for a homburg). The girl on the left is well dressed, but the girl on the right has a very frumpy woollen hat. There is nothing on the back of the postcard to explain the picture at all. The caption says "Bridge Party. L.S." What could L. S. signify? I'd love to know what the meaning of this picture is. A puzzle indeed. Click the picture to enlarge.