Sunday, July 31, 2022
Wish You Were Here, from Phil May
Davidson Brothers, an English firm, put out a memorial series of postcards featuring works by the late great Phil May. The reverse says this is series #6076, but that number actually appears to be a code for this particular card in the series.
This card was posted to a recipient in the town of Abertilly, Wales, by someone who was, based on the message, regularly trading postcards with a friend. Abertilly is today a village of about 4,000 residents, but back when this was posted (apparently around 1907) it would have been a booming mining town of 20,000 or more.
Labels: Wish You Were Here
Phil May was a very highly regarded cartoonist in late Victorian times. I have a circa 1898 deck of cards for a Yellow Kid game of some kind. They all depict him going through Europe, and one has the Kid visiting Phil May, happily sitting in his lap as May tells him a story.