Antique RPPC Real Photo Postcard. Postcard depicts Harwich Low Lighthouse, St. Nicholas' Church, a man in uniform on the left, and looks like children behind him.
The sea to the right, the Esplanade, trees & houses to the left. The Esplanade, overlooking Dovercourt Bay, is located in Essex, Harwich, England.Harwich is about 90 miles, or 149 km, northeast of London. The Low Lighthouse was constructed in 1818, and ended operation in 1863. Opened as a maritime museum in 1980. Located on the North Sea.
There is also a High Lighthouse in Harwich, built in 1818. As time passed, silt increased, and the lighthouses became useless, to become known as the "Misleading Light". Lots of detail in this antique photo postcard. LEFT SIDE OF PHOTO, A CHURCH AND STEEPLE.On the same site since 1177. The church was replaced in 1822. A bomb from a Zeppelin almost hit the church in 1917. Both the Low Lighthouse, and. Nicholas' Church, are still standing. This postcard is from a family member's collection, during his travels in the U. Navy, in 1918 & 1919 during WWI. He traveled to the east coast of the U. 1918 & 1919 were the only years he traveled overseas.
3 7/16" by 5 3/8". 8.7 cm by 13.7 cm. Overall, postcard is in very good condition. 1st photo is a photo scan of the postcard. 2nd and 3rd photos, are document scans, so you may see edges of the postcard.
A document scan does not produce as sharp a photo image, as a photo scan. The sharpest image is the 1st photo. For the most part the corners are square, and without creasing.Postcard has some edge wear, fraying, scratches, fingerprints & soiling. Overall, these issues are minor. The black dots seen in the upper right corner of the photo are on the photo itself. These dots are not soiling on top of the photo, these dots were present when the photo was developed. This is evident where the light border cuts a black dot in half.
This antique real photo postcard is in very good condition, especially considering it is at least 100 years old, and traveled with my Navy family member, in 1918 or 1919, during WWI. Your postcard will be mailed in a acid free clear sleeve, between pieces of cardboard, in a sturdy mailing envelope. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I will try to respond within 24 hours or less.
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Nicholas' Church WWI Event: Church was Almost Hit by a Zeppelin Bomb in 1917