Zoe Tissandier

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22 articles written by Zoe Tissandier

I looked at quite a disparate selection of the Vaughan collection today at another visit to the Bristol Record Office search room. This included categories; Brass bands, Cinemas, Public houses, Unidentified individuals and Unidentified organisations and locations. Here is some …

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Today at my visit to the Bristol Record Office search room I looked at the ‘Postcards relating to shops and trade’ category. It includes a great set of portraits of shop/trade owners pictured in front of their businesses. What occurred to me …

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I have been visiting the Bristol Record Office search room to look at the Vaughan collection. As well as looking at the image side of the card, I am also quite intrigued by the message side of the cards. I …

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I have been looking at artist and writer Tom Phillips book The Postcard Century: 2000 Cards and Their Messages. He points out that the twentieth century may well be the first and last century that the postcard has been in popular …

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I have met five volunteers (Andrew, Brian, Mike, Roger and Becky) over the last few weeks to discuss their input on this project.  Thanks to all of you for sharing your time. It was useful to hear of your experiences …

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Since my tour of the Bristol Record Office, I have been thinking about the material architecture of the archive and about the history of the BRO building itself. I was reminded of Alain Resnais’ Toute la memoire du monde (All …

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After my tour of the Bristol Record Office, I spent some time in the search room looking at some of the Vaughan postcard categories. Nick had mentioned a postcard which showed a shop called the Postcard King, which I really …

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I met Julian Warren for a tour of the Bristol Record Office today. We viewed several of the storage areas and I spent some time in the search room looking at postcards. I’ve always been interested in the structure and …

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I saw Nick Nourse at the Bristol Record Office today, a couple of things came up during our conversation that really interested me. Nick mentioned to me that there are some postcards with annotations on the image side of the …

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