Spot the difference

Yesterday, Roy commented on the postcard of the Courtyard:

One of ther least-changed views of the campus?

I decided to find out, so iPhone in hand went down to the courtyard to recreate the classic photo:

Courtyard

Pretty close but the lens angle isn’t quite wide enough to get the full vista. Of course it wouldn’t be authentic if I didn’t have a version in SEPIATYPE!

Courtyard Sepia

And for comparison, here’s the original postcard. Gone are a couple of chimneys and a few new plants have been added over the decades but otherwise it’s pretty similar – Roy could be right!

The Courtyard, Edge Hill Training College, Ormskirk

The Courtyard, Edge Hill Training College, Ormskirk

The Courtyard, Edge Hill Training College, Ormskirk

A couple of weeks ago while rummaging through the archives I came across a box of blank, unused postcards. It’s quite hard to date them, indeed it’s likely they were produced over a period of time.

I believe postcard geeks like to see the back of the card, so here it is! Printed by Valentine & Sons Ltd as part of their “SEPIATYPE” series!

The Courtyard, Edge Hill Training College, Ormskirk