At the last meeting of Kirkcudbright History Society this session members and visitors were introduced to

Society member Stuart Ingram has been collecting postcards for a number of years and has accumulated over 3000 postcards dealing with a wide range of interests and subjects.

Postcards first came into use in a substantial way in the 1880’s and 1890’s. They have been widely used and produced ever since and most people will have sent or received a postcard.

However with a history now of well over 130 years they are a valuable source of images, illustration and record for the historian. Quite apart from any correspondence which may be shown on them and may be of social interest.

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